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Laboratory Technician

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
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Date Added
June 11th, 2024

Job title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire.

Contract: 6- month FTC.

Pay rate: £11.70 p/h

SRG are looking for an enthusiastic laboratory technician to join a global Petcare company based in Leicestershire. If you have a degree in a science-based subject and would like to get some laboratory experience, or have experience working in a laboratory setting, this might be the right role for you!

As a lab technician you would be responsible for working on flavour and safety testing trials, scientific data collection and lab maintenance, as well as assisting in method development in collaboration with research scientists.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Work under the guidance of the Research Support Team Leader to ensure trial requests are effectively carried out.
  • Attend weekly research support team meetings.
  • Work on up to 8 different trials per week including:
  • Interpreting and adhering to risk assessments and standard operating procedures
  • Preparing a variety of flavour solutions for in vivo testing in cats and dogs
  • Preparing of supplements for inclusion in diet
  • Processing biological samples including saliva and faeces for laboratory analysis
  • Preparation of pet food for analysis
  • Disposing of chemicals appropriately
  • Following trial protocols to ensure appropriate data is recorded
  • Printing labels for trial samples
  • Accurate recording of data in a variety of formats (Laboratory Information Management System LIMS, excel spreadsheets and XDL)
  • Attend and contribute to trial after action reviews where appropriate
  • Assisting in the development of new methodologies in collaboration with Research Scientists

Candidate Requirements:

  • Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent. A higher education qualification, such as a BSc or further education courses, in a scientific discipline is desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of work

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment either through scientific qualifications or through work experience
  • Ability to effectively work to deadlines

  • Good communication

  • Flexible with the ability to work on a number of different techniques within a working day

  • High level of learning agility

  • Ability to work within a team

  • Computer literate

To apply click the link or send your CV

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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