Laboratory Assistant

  • Rate to be Discussed with Potential Candidates
  • England South East Bracknell
  • Contract
  • Life Sciences
About this opportunity:

Based within our Discovery Screening Platform, the Biology Technician will be responsible for running multiple biochemical and biological assays, working with plants, fungi, insects and cell cultures. Taking pride in delivering quality data that will be used to support the selection of chemical hits for promotion to the next stage of the invention pipeline.

Working within a team, you will be responsible for several assays, maintaining any stock and equipment items required to perform your role.

Please see below an outline of the position:

Executing and monitoring multiple routine biochemical and whole organism assays, delivering high quality data to be used to support the selection of chemical hits for promotion to the next stage of the invention pipeline.

Spot and report problems with your assigned assays to the relevant expert.

Work with experts to organise and perform any trouble-shooting experiments/tests communicating findings and changes.

Perform development tests for existing and or new methods as required by the business.

Ensure all testing is performed following local safety rules and guidelines

Maintenance of any stock and equipment items required to perform your assays, plan and execute the assay following the SOP and delivering data to agreed timelines.

Monitor the performance and quality of your assigned assay and report your findings to the relevant experts.

Organise and perform any trouble-shooting experiment/test, ensuring collaboration and communication with relevant experts in the team.

Communicate any issues or new processes to rest of team.

Where required, carry out performance testing of new methods, and join discussions around data analysis methods and conclusions.


Experience and skills:

- Formal training and/or qualification; Biology with lab experience preferable.

- Good organisation skills.

- Excellent attention to detail

- Good communication skills: oral and written

- Good scientific background and a willingness to broaden/deepen knowledge around assigned assays

- This position requires some experience of working in a lab in a relevant professional or academic environment

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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