Laboratory Technician

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 19 Apr 2021

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to be based in the MRC Human Immunology Unit (HIU) in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

The postholder will provide support to the Laboratory Manager on a daily basis to ensure that the 14 laboratories within the unit are provided with a high level of service so that they run effectively and efficiently. The postholder will need to have a flexible approach in order to meet the varying needs of the scientists, maintaining stock levels of consumables at an acceptable level and ordering new stock on a daily basis as required. The postholder will report daily to the HIU Laboratory Manager in order to carry out the key duties as outlined below, some of which will require some manual handling.

To be considered for this role you will meet the following requirements: educated to A level or equivalent; basic knowledge of Health & Safety and manual handling; tissue culture skills; excellent attention to detail, flexible and willing attitude; excellent time management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to seek completion on tasks with a minimal level of supervision and use own initiative; ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Previous experience of working within a professional laboratory at a managerial level will be desirable and competence with one or more of the following: - Bioassays; autoclaves; analysers; water purification systems, etc. will also be advantageous.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for up to 1 year in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday, 19 April 2021 will be considered.

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