Laboratory Quality and Training Officer

UK Biobank
Stockport, UK
27 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hiring Wizard on behalf of UK Biobank have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Quality and Training Officer to join their growing team based in Stockport.

Job Title: Laboratory Quality and Training Officer

Location: Stockport

Salary: £27,808 per annum

Job Type: Full Time - Monday - Friday - 35 hrs/week

UK Biobank is a visionary organisation supporting national and international health research, set up with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases that strike in mid to later life, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. The organisation is fast becoming a real focus for innovative, exciting health research world-wide.

The success over the past decade to create a major resource for scientific endeavour has generated multi-million pound investments to improve the resource further - from undertaking key biochemistry assays to genotyping and exome sequencing and an ambitious project to MR image 100,000 participants (the biggest research study of its kind ever undertaken).

Laboratory Quality and Training Officer - The Role:

All operations at UK Biobank are performed to the highest standard within an ISO/UKAS accredited environment to ensure both samples and data are of the highest quality.

We are currently looking for a Laboratory Quality and Training Officer to support the Laboratory Department with all its quality activities, including but not limited to:

- Laboratory record control (printing, reviewing, archiving)

- SOP development

- Training (competency/ laboratory training, Printing/review/archiving of paperwork, Q pulse matrices)

- Change control

- CAPA's

- Deviation (investigation and documentation)

- Qpulse activities

- Laboratory auditing

- Equipment calibration

- Validation and qualification etc

- The post holder will work collaboratively with the Quality department, reporting directly to the Laboratory Scientific Director

Laboratory Quality and Training Officer - You:


- Educated to degree level, or equivalent employment experience within a relevant scientific field

- Experience of working in a laboratory role

- Experience of working in quality assurance or similar compliance based environments, specifically scientific or clinical organisations operating to ISO standards.

- Knowledge and understanding of QA related processes

- Experience using Q pulse software

- Experience of performing/reviewing calibrations, validation and qualification of laboratory equipment

- Experience of documenting processes and procedures

-Experience of auditing laboratory processes

- Experience of identifying, analysing and resolving laboratory non-conformities


- Knowledge and experience of Quality and Information Security management systems

- Experience of process mapping and reviews and of planning and introducing new processes

- Knowledge and experience in working to ISO 9001, 27001 and 17025 standards and/or achieving accreditation

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 6th September 2019.

To submit your CV for this exciting Laboratory Quality and Training Officer opportunity, please click 'Apply' now!


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