Sample Technician - Immediate start - £12.00ph - 6am until 6pm or 10am until 10pm
We are delighted to be working with a client who is part of UK's COVID-19 Test and Trace initiative and working with several blue-chip companies to further drive this initiative. To be based at their facility on the outskirts of Manhester City Centre, the client is looking for a Sample Technician to join the team ASAP.
Contract length - 3-6 months initially with possibility of extension
Rotational shift pattern - Either 6am to 6pm or 10am until 10pm - 4 days on/4 days off
Purpose of the Role
As Sample Technician, the successful candidate will work with our unpacking team to receive samples and prepare them for processing in the laboratory.
For each sample this requires: counting, sorting and unpacking the sample; checking any paperwork and recording any relevant information; barcoding each sample, scanning this into a database and compiling all samples into racks. The successful candidate does not require an in-depth knowledge of lab procedures but should understand the importance of following all lab regulations for health and safety, maintaining a clean workspace, and have a good track record of being competent, organised and working well in a team.
•Sample management and data processing.
•Unpack, classify and label samples
•Scanbarcode labels into a database
•Classify and label relevant paperwork
•Prepare samples for laboratory prior to their testing.
•Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations
•Document all activities and report back to management.
•Clean and sterilise equipment and work area.
•Collect information needed for studies.
•Work in compliance with Company Health & Safety policies and safe working practises.
Essential Experience / Qualifications
•Ideally a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
•Ability to demonstrate attention to detail.
•Good understanding of laboratory information systems and automated laboratory equipment.(Desirable)
•A critical thinker with strong attention to detail.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
•Proficient with use of Microsoft Office suite plus aptitude for using new, bespoke software.
•Experience in working autonomously on sample processing. (Desirable)
•Passionate on attention to detail and the importance of adhering to SOPs
•Can Do attitude and work ethic
•Adopts the work ethic and behaviour or working safely and in line with HSE legislation
•Passionate about making a difference
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Calm and measured approach
- Laboratory Technicians
- Sample Preparation
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