Laboratory Operations Assistant

We are looking for someone to assist with media preparation in the laboratory of a company based just outside Cambridge.

Responsibilities

* Prepare buffers, solutions and microbiological media/agar plates according to scientists needs
* Keep accurate records of formulations and assist scientists in the formulation of bespoke medium
* Perform routine quality control checks on media
* Undertake general laboratory cleaning and housekeeping, to reflect the daily priorities of the scientists
* Carry out routine maintenance of laboratory equipment, including care, cleaning and calibration checks
* Manage stocks of laboratory consumables, alerting the Laboratory Manager when orders need to be placed
* Assist with monitoring orders and receiving deliveries
* Arrange the daily collection of biological and clinical waste for processing
* Organise laboratory reagents / chemicals in the communal areas
* Support the scientists in the laboratory on an ad hoc basis, assisting where possible in situations where another pair of hands is needed

Requirements

* BSc in Microbiology/related degree or relevant scientific experience
* Previous work experience in a CL2 laboratory
* Excellent aseptic technique
* Manual dexterity
* Highly attentive to detail, both practically and in maintaining accurate scientific records
* Problem solving and troubleshooting experience
* Ability to multitask in order to support a matrix of teams
* Proactive and enthusiastic when responding to challenges
* Excellent organisational skills and work ethic
* Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
* Strong team player, with willingness/ability to work independently
* Willingness to contribute flexibly to a growing company as required

[ Cambridge, Salary to: £22,000 | vacancy reference : 32150 ]

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