Laboratory Technician (10336)

Full Time
2 weeks ago

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a national research centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join the Rosalind Franklin Institute in a full-time capacity. You will join a team of support scientists to help maintain an excellent level of service across the Structural Biology laboratories of the Institute. Responsibilities will include fundamental aspects of laboratory support (ordering, waste management, media preparation etc.) as well as more specialist technical tasks (instrument maintenance, cell and tissue culture, chemical inventory, health, and safety documents reviews etc.) Appropriate training will be provided where relevant. Your work will help the institute deliver on its goal of world leading research in the physical and biological sciences.


  • Assisting with general laboratory operations including maintaining a clean, safe and well-stocked working environment.
  • Safe disposal of laboratory waste, including operation of glass washing machines and autoclaves.
  • Preparation of common laboratory materials (stock reagents and aliquots).
  • Assist in maintenance of scientific equipment and assessment/procurement of new instrumentation.
  • Writing and updating risk assessment (RA) and standard operating procedure (SOP) documents, and training users on safe and effective working.
  • Maintain appropriate records of laboratory activities like safety documents and inventory system. Where required, provide data for/contribute to reporting including contributing to publications and scientific presentations.
  • Support for basic protein purification activities.
  • Regular lab tests like phage and mycoplasma testing.
  • Freezer management and regular defrosting.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and Christmas holiday shutdown
  • Generous pension scheme (employer’s contribution currently up to 18%)
  • Group Life Assurance (also known as Group Life Insurance or Death in Service)
  • Hub building with state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Training and development opportunities for staff at all levels
  • Bus pass discount scheme and good transport links to Oxford and surrounding areas
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to employee discount platform (Perkbox)
  • Occupational Health and wellbeing support including Employee Assistance (24/7 support and counselling)
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Subsidised canteen and food outlets on campus
  • Free on-site parking
  • Campus location in beautiful countryside with social and sports clubs open to staff

Before submitting your application please ensure you read the Job Information Pack for full details of this role on our website.

About us: The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national Research Centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology.

Location: The Franklin is based in Harwell Campus, UK’s innovation hub and well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe. 

The Franklin’s underlying aim is to produce the best science for research today, and this means resolutely embracing a diverse team, who have a wide range of experiences, skills and knowledge to push forward on the innovative work our institution delivers. Both our work and our institution are better for it. For further information, view our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

At the Rosalind Franklin Institute we welcome applications from all around the world!

To be considered for this role, please send a CV and cover letter through explaining why you think you are the right person for this job. Please including information about your education and work experience.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 18th July 2024.

Interviews to be held week commencing 29th July 2024

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