Lab Technician (Junior Scientist)

Job Title: Lab Technician (Junior Scientist)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, England
Salary: £22000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-02
Reference: BH-115043
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 03, 2019 15:58

Job Description

Lab Technician (Junior Scientist) – Cambridge – Permanent

Next generation sequencing (NGS) is fast becoming a valuable tool for genomic analysis and disease aetiology. My client, a leading IVD company in the Cambridge region is currently seeking the expertise of a Laboratory Technician (NGS) to support the development of their proprietary cancer diagnostic platform.

Lab Technician (Junior Scientist) Key Responsibilities;
- Stock management, accessioning and tracking incoming samples into the laboratory using LIMS system
- Performing DNA extraction using automation systems
- Carrying out epigenetics measurements using automated assays
- Sequencing of DNA libraries using Miniseq, Next Seq and NovaSeq
- Performing data analysis
- Carrying out manual DNA and RNA extractions from clinical samples
- Performing DNA/RNA quantification using a variety of methods (fluorometry, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis)

Lab Technician (Junior Scientist) Key Requirements;
- Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics OR 2+ years of relevant work experience
- Team orientate with a willingness to work independently when required
- Excellent organisational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail
- Rigorous attention to detail in both laboratory and office based work

Lab Technician (Junior Scientist) Desirable Qualifications and Skills
- Understanding of DNA QC methods
-LIMS Understanding /Experience
-Working knowledge of DNA/RNA amplification
- Knowledge and experience of Illumina sequencing protocols
- Experience working within a contract research organisation
- Experience with automation systems

This role would be suitable for a fresh graduate’s first exciting step into industry and the company offers a fantastic platform for career progression in a fast paced environment. If you have the necessary skillset, please apply and call Charles on 01619427163.