Senior Laboratory Technician

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
3 months ago

This is an exciting lab-based opportunity for a graduate technician. 272BIO are seeking a thorough, detail orientated and committed candidate, who will help shape the future of 272BIO as a critical part of our teams. The successful candidate will be keen, enthusiastic with a strong work ethic. We would favour a candidate with good aseptic technique, and working with automation would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy when required, to show initiative in developing and pushing forward work on a diverse range of projects and to provide help and support to their colleagues when required in a strong team environment. The candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, have a “can-do” attitude, enjoy working on new and (initially) unfamiliar science, and have a self-starter mentality. We require the candidate to be meticulous, follow good lab procedures, and document all activities carefully in an electronic lab notebook (ELN). Further information on the candidate’s technical requirements is below.

The successful Senior Lab Technician will be responsible for:

  • Being the primary point of contact for operations in the lab and be hands on in the resolution of issues
  • Manage equipment in the labs including the servicing intervals and management of maintenance schedules
  • Looking after inventory including ordering and stocking and managing the general lab reagents and consumables to a budget
  • Working with the project teams to set up and manage appropriate automation solutions.
  • Working with the project teams to provide media, buffers, basic cultures.
  • Carry out routine assays/experiments alongside project teams from time to time
  • Assisting with the expression and purification of proteins as needed
  • Assisting with data manipulation and analysis as needed
  • Ensuring processes are carried out safely, efficiently, and up to the laboratory standards
  • Creating and reviewing and updating technical documents and SOPs

Experience and Education Desirable for the Senior Lab Technician:

  • A BSc Honours degree in a biological or physical science (or equivalent on-the-job experience)
  • Extensive experience in a laboratory setting (Industrial for preference but academic or clinical is accepted)
  • Experience with aseptic technique and of using a class II safety cabinet
  • Experience of mammalian, bacterial or yeast cell culture
  • Experience in Molecular Biology will be an advantage
  • Experience of managing and maintaining lab stocks
  • Experience with robotics and laboratory automation
  • Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within laboratory accreditation specifications
  • A comprehensive understanding of health and safety protocols in a lab environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; use of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Teams, and electronic notebooks and databases.  An interest in computer coding, electronics or data analysis is an advantage.

This is an exciting and demanding role for a technical individual looking to learn, grow and contribute in a lab-based role. 272BIO are committed to building an exceptional biotech team of motivated and highly competent colleagues.

272BIO management believes in diversity and inclusivity. We are at the cutting edge of our science and we believe diversity drives innovation. We are building a culture where diversity is valued.

272BIO will process your data in accordance with the GDPR. 272BIO has a GDPR Policy which is available upon request. 272BIO will process your data within 30 days of your application. Candidates have a right to see any data held by 272BIO as it relates to the candidate within 7 days of request. Candidates have a right to be forgotten in accordance with the terms of the 272BIO GDPR Policy