Careers - Laboratory Technician

Job Description:

Laboratory Technician

£19,000 – £22,000 a year

Full-time

Permanent

Additional Information:

Education: Batchelors

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Location: Commute or relocate to Bicester before taking role

Language: Fluent English

Work Authorisation: United Kingdom

Covid: Covid policies are in place to ensure a safe working environment

Do you like the idea of  joining a small, friendly laboratory that is on on a path of growth and development? Are you interested in becoming part of a ground-breaking Study Team?

Oxford Analytical Services Limited is an analytical chemistry testing facility working under GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) Regulations.

Our core business includes analytical method development and validation, storage stability trials, 5 batch analysis and physical chemical testing for biocides and other agrochemicals.

And we are currently looking for a fun loving, hard working Laboratory Technician to join our Bicester family.

What the role involves:

You will be working with the support of the Management team alongside a small team of analysts and Study Directors. The main functions include:

  • To ensure laboratory areas are well maintained, manage hazardous waste and ensure all glassware is suitably cleaned and replaced
  • To support the Management with the maintenance and calibration of equipment as required
  • To monitor laboratory temperatures, calibrate thermometers, balances and any other equipment as required ensuring proper procedures are followed at all times
  • To carry out storage stability sample checks, monitor sample storage and co-ordinate storage stability trials ensuring compliance with GLP procedures
  • To develop skills and understanding of GLP and the regulations governing the work our Sponsors require i.e. CRD requirements, SANCO and plant protection guidelines
  • To support with the preparation of technical reports and excel calculation sheets
  • To ensure you maintain and up to date training record and undertake training activities as required
  • To always work in a safe manner and proactively support health and safety initiatives
  • To support managing stock levels, chemical waste handling, storage and disposal
  • To support with carrying out COSHH assessments and writing analytical methods
  • To continuously develop your skills in line with GLP requirements and training programs assigned to you to progress within the companyare

What we are looking for:

  • Qualifications in analytical chemistry – essential
  • Experience of using (some or all) techniques such as IC, GC-FID, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, ICP-OES – preferable
  • Some experience with wet chemistry techniques and physical/chemical testing – preferred
  • Good understanding of the OECD principles of GLP – advantageous
  • Experience working within a regulated laboratory environment – preferred
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word for technical, well-presented report writing – essential
  • Excellent analytical skills using excel or chromatography software for generating calculations – Excel skills essential, software advantageous
  • A willingness to learn quickly, work independently and progress within the company – essential
  • Ability to work independently, multitask and maintain high standards of work –essential
  • Ambition to grow and develop into more senior roles with a goal of reaching GLP Study Director, working across multiple disciplines – essential
  • Ability to work well independently and with others on different projects – essential
  • Ability to manage own workload in line with given timelines – essential
  • Experience using any of OpenLab, MagicNet, Masshunter, Asana or Sevron – preferred
  • Someone who has read this full brief and is not put off by hard but rewarding work – essential

What we offer:

A friendly and welcoming working environment. Hours are Monday to Friday – 7.5 working hours per day. Flexi starts between 8.30 and 9am. Finish between 4.45 and 5.30pm. Lunch generally 30-45 mins.

  • Salary: 19 to 22k, reviewed after probation, annually or with a change in responsibility or promotion
  • Holiday: 23 basic days plus bank holidays, plus 2 days extra at Christmas for company closure, increasing on length of service
  • Company Pension Scheme & sick pay based on length of service
  • Opportunities for training and development both personal and professional – company funded training opportunities and an internal digital learning library full of resources for personal and professional development
  • The opportunity to learn from some insanely qualified and amazing people in various areas with no limitations on how many ways you want to develop
  • Payment of professional memberships to support development i.e., RSC, CIPD, IOSH
  • Pizza/fun days, Christmas meals, and birthday celebrations as standard

Benefits:

  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
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