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Molecular Biology Technician

Location: Cambridge Salary: £18 - £21 per hour
Sector: Pharmaceuticals Type: Permanent
Contact: James Giblin Job Published: 15 days ago

Molecular Biology Technician


6 Month contract



Molecular Biology Technician needed for a multinational Pharmaceutical organisation based in Cambridge who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Molecular Biology Technician

This role is lab based and the client is looking for candidates that live local to Cambridge.

Previous experience of working in a COVID testing site would be a significant advantage

Experience and knowledge of Preliminary chain reaction (MBC) RNA / PCR extraction would be a significant advantage.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Molecular Biology Technician will include:

The Molecular Biology Technician role will involve fully automated RNA extraction and RT-PCR workflows. You will need to be comfortable performing this while using PPE.

Individuals will work in teams of 2-3 to operate Beckman I series robotics to perform automated magnetic bead RNA extraction procedures and track sample through the LIMS system. Followed by performing the RT-PCR reaction setup including manual pipetting as well as automated plate preparation using benchtop automation equipment. Following plate preparation, lab technicians/scientists will be responsible for taking the samples once they are ready for analysis and setting up the assay on the qPCR instrument.

This role is critical to the screening workflow and you will be assigned to a specific assessment method and trained on it extensively. We will equip you with the required PPE for the level of exposure and you will have to strictly adhere to the specific testing method COVID-19 Testing SOP.

What experience you need to be the successful Molecular Biology Technician:

  • Work in BSL1 lab with previous experience of automation and molecular biology techniques preferred.
  • Work with human biological specimens. HepB Vaccination advised.
  • Work with samples which may contain SARS-Cov-2.
  • Attention to detail to ensure chain of custody of all samples
  • Working and communicating across a fast-paced cross organisational team.
  • Rigorously following SOPs.
  • Alternative pattern shift work

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Molecular Biology Technician to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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