Research Lab Technician - Urgent Temp Role

Research Lab Technician - Urgent Temp Role

Job Title: Research Lab Technician - Urgent Temp Role
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brighton
Salary: £21,000 equivalent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15955s
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 07, 2018 09:27

Job Description

Are you an experienced Lab Technician, available at short notice to join a state-of-the-art research laboratory in Brighton? We are looking for a hard-working, reliable individual with experience in servicing a commercial or academic laboratory, including managing lab consumables and other stocks, maintaining and repairing centrifuges and balances, checking CO2 / liquid nitrogen cylinders, moving and managing samples, and assisting with deliveries. If you can start at short notice and if you live near Falmer (or have accommodation available in the Brighton area), please get in touch ASAP for full details. This is a varied, busy role, supporting pioneering new scientific research.

The Contract
You will work for 3 months initially, with a pay rate of around £11 / hour (plus additional allowance to cover statutory NI and holiday amounts). The lab will be looking to recruit a permanent member of staff so you could potentially apply to this internally, or your contract could well be extended beyond 3 months. The permanent equivalent salary would be £21,000.

Flexible hours are available and you can work either 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm. Parking is available outside but it is chargeable, so you might prefer to travel by public transport (the lab is only a few minutes’ walk from Falmer station).

The Role
This is a varied and busy position that supports a number of pioneering research projects. The lab has state-of-the-art autoclaves, centrifuges, liquid nitrogen and CO2 capabilities for sample storage and chemical processing. As the Lab Research Technician, you will be responsible for a number of routine and ad hoc duties including checking equipment (autoclaves, balances, centrifuges etc), washing and preparing glassware, sterilising equipment, checking stocks of consumables, placing orders for new consumables, collecting deliveries, moving samples etc. There will be some lifting required and you will be on your feet for most of the day, so you need to be physically fit.

You must be a reliable, hard-working and approachable individual with some experience in a lab, whether a commercial laboratory, or a university / research / college laboratory. You must be physically fit, energetic, good-natured and willing to help with anything. A relevant qualification (e.g. NVQ, HNC, BSc) would be helpful, but experience is more crucial. Apply now for more details!!