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Laboratory Technician

We are currently looking for a Laboratory Technician to join a leading Cell Gene Therapy company based in the Stevenage, Hertfordshire area.

As the Laboratory Technician you will support the Skills Team in delivering training within the state-of-the-art Skills and Training Laboratories to attract new talent from across sectors.

Included within this, is the development of professional skills to retain existing people within the sector through technical and leadership programmes, the improvement of industrial readiness in graduate and undergraduate programmes and to build on the Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC).



KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Your duties as the Laboratory Technician will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1.

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the Skills and Training Laboratories by demonstrating excellent householding and laboratory stewardship.

Ensuring their smooth operation by performing activities such as but not limited to attending meetings between CGTC and landlord, to order and receipt of deliveries, waste management, taking stock of consumables, responding to on-call duties and tracking equipment service agreements.



2.

You will support laboratory operations by operating under aseptic technique, ensuring adequate reagent supply and that equipment is safe, calibrated and ready to use as well as perform laboratory based activities for training delivery of laboratory and GMP processes.

3.

Another duty will be laboratory-based activities that can include but are not limited to media preparation, culture of various cell types, training on routine assays such as flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, Western Blot, ELISA, and upstream / downstream (USP / DSP) bioprocessing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).



4.

It will be essential to work closely with all relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of projects and feedback on possible training provision improvements.

You will also adhere to the company's health and safety policies, be able to comply with quality management system procedures for data capture.



ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Laboratory Technician we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1.

Relevant degree in a life science discipline would be preferable specifically immunology, virology, or cell biology.



2.

Proven industry experience within a research or industry-based manufacturing environment either with biologics or Cell Gene Therapy.



3.

A working knowledge and practical experience in flow cytometry sample acquisition, RNA/DNA isolation, RT-qPCR and ELISA would be advantageous.

It will also be ideal to have experience of cell culture using human and/or mammalian cell lines with STRs in batch and perfusion mode.



Key Words:

Laboratory | Technician | Cell Gene Therapy | Biologics | Immunology | Flow Cytometry | Virology | Research | Cell Culture | Cell Biology |