Posted 2 weeks ago

Salary is negotiable DOE + 5% Matched Pension + Bupa Healthcare + Medicash Scheme + 3x Life Assurance + Share Options + 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Opportunity to work for an exciting & high growth technology company

Location: Office based in County Durham

The Requirements of the Laboratory Technician:

  • To be considered for the Laboratory Technician role you must have a bachelor’s degree in a Molecular Biology or Biological focused degree (HND/HNC will be considered)
  • Must have laboratory experience in DNA/ RNA specifically, other Molecular Biology techniques would be an advantage such as ELISA, PCR, Western Blotting and Gel Electrophoresis
  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment as a Lab Assistant, Lab Technician, or similar support role – you could also be a recent graduate with strong DNA/RNA laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of SHE requirements in a laboratory environment
  • Proven excellent customer service focus and ability to work collaboratively
  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Good problem-solving capabilities and confidence to make clear recommendations.
  • Proficient in use of a computer and Microsoft based software
  • Effective problem-solving capabilities and confidence to react promptly to deliver the best service possible
  • Good time management skills, ability to be flexible and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis

The Role of the Laboratory Technician:

  • The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for carrying out all scientific support activities in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines, GLS & local agreements – with a focus on using DNA/ RNA techniques, and others associated with Molecular Biology such as ELISA, PCR, Gel Electrophoresis and Western Blotting
  • Proactively deliver the operational laboratory support, managing workload and service levels as required by the research group(s)
  • Management of glassware within the research labs
  • Daily replenishment of laboratory consumables, solvents and media. Also working with Materials Management to ensure inventories suit customer requirements
  • Ordering chemicals from a variety of suppliers
  • Support laboratory waste management streams including solvent/chemical waste, sharps and Winchesters for recycling in line with environmental regulations
  • Ownership of Reagent Management system involving receiving deliveries, returns and disposals
  • Monitor and keep communal areas clean and tidy
  • Receipt and unpacking of parcel deliveries

The Company:

  • My client is a dynamic & fast growing company offering a wide range of high tech, market leading products for use in a variety of applications & industries, including Nucleaur Detection, Medical Imaging & Security Screening to name just a few
  • Originally a UK based company they are very well established & highly respected and they have been able to extend their operations globally, and now employ in excess of 100 people from the UK & American offices
  • R&D and Innovation is at the heart of what they do, with software development being a key component of the company’s offering as part of the systems and solutions they offer to customers across diverse industry sectors
  • My client prides itself on the quality of its people, employing a depth of scientific and engineering expertise allowing the company to maintain and extend its product portfolio and market presence

Apply today by sending your word CV to Ben Atherton of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to or call Ben in confidence right now for more information on +44 (0) 113 243 3499

In order to be considered for the role you must have the right to work in the UK.

Langton Howarth also operates a recommend a friend referral scheme. So, if you know someone who could be good for the Laboratory Technician role, email your nominated candidate’s name and contact details in confidence via email too, and we’ll ensure you receive £100.00 of vouchers from a high street retailer of your choice once we have successfully placed the person referred by you.

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