Technician I & Assoc Sci

 

We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician and an Associate Scientist to join our growing Product Transfer Team, reporting under the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager, to support our molecular diagnostic assay development program.  

Technician 1:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an eye for detail and a passion for developing a career in science. Experience and/or qualifications in this area, whilst of benefit, are not essential, as training will be provided for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a range of routine laboratory activities, including housekeeping duties
  • Maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment
  • Ensure laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • Perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific staff investigations
  • Perform basic chemical calculations (diluting, calculating DNA copy number, preparing solutions to specific molarity/concentration)
  • Assist in the manufacture of reagents for internal R&D purposes
  • Assist in the manufacture of reagents for pilot trials
  • Aliquot key reagents and chemicals for the scientific staff
  • Ensure accurate, concise and up-to-date records of experimental data are maintained in laboratory notebook

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A passion for science and working in the laboratory
  • Familiarity with principles of laboratory procedures
  • Good practical skills with the ability to develop technical knowledge
  • A conscientious and meticulous approach to laboratory work; working in a careful and safe way and following standard procedures or instructions as required
  • Good numerical skills, an ability to record observations and measurements for sharing with colleagues
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate and interact effectively with other technical staff
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work with standard IT packages, including Microsoft Excel and Word

 Please send a CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting reference T1-WEB.

 

Associate Scientist:

The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm for science and for developing their skills in the process of molecular assay design and bringing the product to its final stages.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments as directed by Product Transfer and Process Development Manager, and demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles, concepts and methodology governing the work performed
  • Analyse results, performing simple statistical evaluations, noting any unusual results in routine data
  • Ensure accurate, concise and up-to-date records of experimental data are maintained in laboratory notebook
  • Write internal technical reports as required, describing the results and conclusions from experiments
  • Deliver presentations as required
  • Correctly operate, understand and be able to troubleshoot all equipment/instrumentation necessary to support work
  • Perform literature and supplier searches as required
  • Determine availability of required equipment and materials
  • Contribute new ideas to solve technical problems/questions and methods used regularly
  • Manufacture reagents for internal R&D purposes
  • Manufacture reagents for pilot trials
  • Design and perform molecular assays and provide detailed lab book records
  • Familiarise self with background scientific literature relevant to the job as recommended by the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager.
  • Write up Standard Operating Procedures or Reagent Formulation Protocols
  • Support investigations in non-conformances and carry out corrective and preventive actions under the guidance of the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager and/or the QA Manager
  • The Product Transfer Team is a small team and the Associate Scientist will be required to deputise and cover the responsibilities of the Technician role in the event of their absence or support on an ad-hoc basic during busy periods as required by the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A degree in a biological science
  • Good technical skills and experience in following laboratory procedures and processes
  • Ability to learn and apply new experimental techniques
  • Competence in using computers for data processing and reporting of lab results
  • Ability and experience in proper handling, recording and analysing of scientific experimental data
  • Experience in initiating literature searches
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written communications including reports, experimental write-ups and presentations
  • Ability to effectively communicate experimental results in group settings as appropriate
  • Confidence to suggest improvements in methodology and solutions to practical problems within own speciality area

 Please send a CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting reference AS-WEB.

 

Closing date for applications for both roles is Friday 24th November 2017.

 

Direct applicants only – no agencies please.

Thank you for taking an interest in the career opportunities at ERBA Molecular; we are a successful and dynamic company that is always looking to add the right candidate to our team.

 

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