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Role Overview

Brilliant Opportunity for a motivated science graduate to kick-start their career!

This role requires a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic Assay Technician to work in the Assay Feasibility Team.

This role involves laboratory-based experimentation, which will assist in the development of the companys point of care diagnostic platform.

Laboratory work will focus on testing & developing new and novel assays for use on the platform. Additionally, there will also be some involvement in experimental design.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
Performing a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties:
Participate in the execution of lab-based experiments, focussed on data generation for novel and new assays
Generate, record and present complex data, to line manager, colleagues, senior management
Attend lab, team and project meetings and present and report findings
Write scientific plans and reports, SOPs, COSHH forms
Contribute to maintenance of the lab and equipment
Perform laboratory tasks to aid the progression of projects lead by Research Scientists


Person Specification

Experience, knowledge and requirements
- BSc in life sciences or equivalent experience in a non-academic setting
- Knowledge of nucleic acid amplification and detection chemistries, including hands on experience with qPCR
- Knowledge of other molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid extraction
- Wet lab experience covering general molecular techniques
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
- Ability to work to the Companys Quality Systems and Policies in line with ISO13485 standards
- Be eligible to work full time in the UK without restriction
- Excellent work ethic and strong communication skills
- Good sense of humour and ability to work in a changing environment on complex projects
- Experience of handling biological samples, such as blood and/or cell cultures
- Experience of real-time qPCR, DNA extraction procedures or work involving RNA
- Some knowledge of microfluidic systems


11 Aug 2022

Maia D'Souza

Laboratory Recruiter

maia@zenopa.com 01494 818021

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