Senior Laboratory Technician Ref 1835

School/department:  Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hoursfull time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible
working options will be considered (subject to business needs). The c
ore working hours are 9am – 4pm
Contract:  Permanent 
Reference: 1835
Salary:  Starting at £29,515 and rising to £33,199 per annum
Placed on:  24 July 2019
Closing date:  15 August 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 28 August 2019
Expected start date:  1 October 2019

Job description

We are looking for a self-motivated, hard working person to act as a Senior Laboratory Technician for a growing medical school with a diverse research portfolio. You will take primary responsibility for managing and maintaining tissue culture suites, a rapidly expanding Tissue Bank, the associated sample database and assisting the Technical Services Manager with health and safety and other regulatory compliance.

The post requires a proactive approach, initiative, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be highly organised, with a positive and flexible approach to work in order to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.

Ideally you will be educated to Masters-level or equivalent, have extensive experience of mammalian cell culture techniques, molecular biology and some experience of processing and analysing human tissue samples. An understanding of health & safety as it relates to laboratories with biological and chemical hazards is essential. Experience in maintaining and setting-up databases, preferably using specialist software packages, is also essential as well as some understanding of the Human Tissue Act as it relates to the acquisition and storage of human tissue samples. Some laboratory managerial experience would be an added benefit. This post would suit an experienced scientist looking to pursue a technical management career supporting laboratory-based research. 

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How to apply

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