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£25,000 per annum
An exciting opportunity for an experienced laboratory technician (preferably with qPCR/PCR experience) to join our start-up team, working closely with our Laboratory director to help us grow into a world beating personalised nutrition company.
We are a vibrant start-up nutrigenetics company looking to integrate the sports nutrition and nutrigenetics markets to create the world’s first vertically integrated personalised nutrition company. We are currently building out our DNA testing wet-lab capability and have big plans in the coming months, we are looking for team members who want the excitement of joining a fast-paced start-up and get hands on building analytical capabilities from the ground up.
Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical, biological or microbiological laboratory science or medical technology.
Experience as a Technologist or equivalent in a molecular laboratory environment.
Knowledge of biology, microbiology and immunology at a level required in medical technology.
Knowledge and practice of standard security protocols and precautions policies related to handling of potentially infectious agents.
Knowledge of safety procedures relating to operation of laboratory equipment and handling of chemicals.
Extensive experience in a qPCR, PCR wet-lab setting.
Thermo Fisher QuantStudio instruments experience is an advantage, but not essential.
Good understanding of COSHH and Health and Safety requirements.
Work closely with the laboratory director.
Perform all laboratory testing necessary for genotyping.
Be responsible for laboratory testing and reporting results in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure equipment and instruments remain in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.
Maintain updated understanding and knowledge of methods performed in the lab and train others on specialized instructions and protocols.
Recognize, document, and escalate protocol deviations.
Comply with all ISO requirements through proper documentation.