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Laboratory Technician

Biotech

Scotland £18k – £23k
permanent Job Ref: 6445

Description

Due to continued funding, an early-stage biotech company has an exciting opportunity for a Lab Technician to join its team.  You will support the lab in general lab maintenance including the preparation of culture media, stock cultures, and routine solutions. To be considered, you will have a bio-based degree and additional lab experience. Experience in tissue culture and ELISA is preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.

Job Duties

  • Operate laboratory equipment e.g. balances, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, CO2 incubators
  • General maintenance and servicing of standard laboratory and tissue culture apparatus/equipment
  • Under appropriate supervision, conduct experiments according to approved study plans and maintain appropriate records
  • Safe disposal of contaminated waste
  • Monitor routine stock and supplies and prepare a list of items required to be ordered
  • General record keeping and technical data filing
  • Check orders with suppliers and replenish stocks as directed
  • Dispense and dispatch materials or products according to approved documentation
  • Preparation of culture media, stock cultures, routine solutions
  • Comply with relevant health and safety procedures affecting self and others.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • BSc (Hons) in bio-based subject or equivalent experience
  • Previous lab experience, ideally conducting immunoassays and/or tissue culture
  • Previous experience in ELISA would be preferred

Salary £18k - £23k

Location:  Motherwell,  Scotland

Job Ref: 6445