Laboratory Assistant

Recruiter
Vacancy Filler
Location
Didcot
Salary
£16280/annum Competitive
Posted
07 Jul 2017
Closes
05 Aug 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
12 MONTH CONTRACT

The Company

As a global leader, The Company is committed to providing innovative solutions and exceptional support to organisations seeking to detect and deter the abuse of drugs and alcohol. We deliver cutting-edge testing systems to a wide variety of industries, including employers, government agencies, occupational health clinics, family lawyers, drug treatment and rehabilitation centres, and distributors.

The analysis of drugs of abuse in biological samples is conducted by either immunoassay, confirmatory techniques (such as GC/MS and LC/MS), or by a combination of both immunoassay and confirmatory techniques.

The role of the Laboratory Assistant is to facilitate the timely and accurate management of biological samples submitted from one of many customers. Such samples may comprise oral fluid, hair or urine and it is the responsibility of the Laboratory Assistant to route the sample for the appropriate analytical tests, based on the sample source and on the specific requirements of the customer. Samples must be opened and their details entered into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), whilst adhering to Chain of Custody procedures at all times to preserve the integrity of the sample.

Day to Day Duties:

* Preparation of hair, urine and oral fluid samples for analysis, within agreed timeframes
* Ensure all equipment used is within current specifications including calibration and maintenance requirements
* Accurate data entry, including relevant scanning and archiving
* Logging 'discrepancy' samples and liaising with Customer Services to resolves any issues efficiently and promptly
* Sample storage and logging
* Adherence to quality systems, including review and amendment of relevant SOPS as necessary
* Carry out tasks as directed by the Analytical Support Team Leader and to feedback any problems, working to assist in their resolution
* Continue to participate in training programmes across Laboratory Operations to develop themselves and to increase their breadth of understanding of the function of Operations as a whole

General Responsibilities:

In addition to the above, the role of the laboratory assistant may also extend to include responsibilities such as:

* Laboratory maintenance, including preparation of solutions and stock count
* Laboratory cleanliness and maintenance of a safe and pleasant work environment
* Basic systems maintenance
* Assist in the preparation of Risk Assessments

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for the successful Laboratory Assistant for a 12 month contract to have the ability to take ownership of their own work and be capable of working in a fast moving and busy environment.

You will have:

* Excellent attention to detail
* Be an excellent team player
* Have a resilient manner
* Flexible and work well under pressure
* Pride in your work
* A 'Can Do' and 'Happy to Help' attitude

What the company will offer:

* Competitive Salary
* Childcare vouchers
* Health and Dental care
* Cycle to work scheme
* Contributory pension

To apply for the position of Laboratory Technician please click on apply and upload your CV