Lab Support Technician – Analytical & Development Services
Concept Life Sciences
, GB
3d ago

The Role

The role of Laboratory Support Technician is responsible for ensuring Concept Life Sciences Bradford has an appropriate Quality Assured working environment for its employees and activities.

The holder reports to the Facilities Officer. The focus of this role is on ensuring that all laboratory areas are suitably well maintained and stocked, clean and tidy for revenue earning tasks, and meet Quality Assurance requirements, and that the laboratory buildings and environs are maintained to a high standard.

This is achieved both by carrying out practical activities and by maintaining an awareness of situations that could lead to a loss of quality, or are in contravention of the quality and health and safety standards of the company.

Main Duties to :

  • General housekeeping of the laboratories and sample stores to meet relevant quality standards.
  • Performing regular calibration checks of ancillary laboratory equipment such as balances, pipettes, pH meters.
  • Dealing with chemical and non-chemical deliveries; hazard assessment and safe handling of incoming goods.
  • Stock control / ordering of laboratory consumables and stationery to ensure the laboratories / offices are well-stocked and resourced.
  • Testing water quality and maintenance of deionised water systems and water still.
  • Undertaking routine temperature mapping of temperature controlled storage units such as fridges, freezers, incubators, stability cabinets and ovens.
  • Organising and overseeing regular service / maintenance visits from utility, alarm, and safety equipment suppliers as per defined schedule.
  • Liaising with suppliers. Overseeing contractors working on site.

  • Managing waste disposal process via approved contractors (hazardous and non-hazardous).
  • Performing regular fire alarm and emergency lighting tests.
  • Stock control of health and safety related consumables : Spill Kits, First Aid Kits, PPE etc.
  • Responding to ad hoc requests for facilities repairs / to address site problems.
  • Contributing to and adhering to company standard operating procedures.
  • Training of colleagues in own specialist areas / skills.
  • Qualifications / Role Requirements :

  • BSc or similar in a chemical or related scientific field and demonstrated, relevant experience.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (quality, health and safety).
  • Basic equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask.
  • Able to identify and highlight own training needs, and proactively upskill.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; IT Literate.
  • Proactive in your approach to your work.
  • Role is subject to probation and training on internal processes.
  • Working Hours

  • Part time (5 hours per day, 5 days afternoons preferred to complement existing team hours)
  • Company Benefits

    We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.

    In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

    In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum : Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

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