Laboratory Technician

Location: Takeley, Essex, United Kingdom

Trainee Laboratory Technician

Location: Takeley, Essex 

We are seeking a Trainee Laboratory Technician to join our Sanger sequencing Team based in Takeley, Essex.

No previous experience is required as all necessary training will be given, applicants must have a positive “can do” attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Processing work orders; data recording both manually and electronically
  • Prepare sequencing template, including: preparation, amplification and PCR purification
  • Check inventory and replenish consumable supplies
  • Prepare buffers and related solutions for onsite processors.
  • Strictly follow SOPs and Manager’s direction in training, sample handling, project processing and documentation.
  • Assist and maintain the cleanliness of work area
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Skills/Requirements:

  • Must be able to do shift work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; both verbal and written are essential
  • Ability to manage own load, work under pressure and to multiple deadlines
  • Great analytical approach and problem solving
  • Be an effective team-player committed to company goals 
  • Keen, Self motivated, proactive and a self starter
  • Ability to react to situations with a “sense of urgency” and responsibility
  • Must have some IT literacy, including MS Word and Excel
  • Own transportation preferable due to office location
  • Good references