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Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant

Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

Job Role – Laboratory Assistant – based in Whitehaven

Company – Cavendish Nuclear

Duration – 12 Months

Inside IR35

Clearance – BPSS Clearance

Location – Westlakes (Greeson Court) – Whitehaven

Rates: Umbrella £14-18/hr PAYE £10.92 – £13.91/hr

Start Date – ASAP

  Carry out laboratory based work that allows scientists to concentrate on, and perform, the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory

  • 1. Undertake laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data to support of the scientific community and scientific investigations; 
  • 2. Carry out routine tasks, including testing, analysing, recording & documenting findings and registering test outcomes accurately and following strict methodologies 
  • 3. Prepare specimens and samples for testing and analysis in accordance with standing instructions 
  • 4. Construct, assemble, maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters; in compliance with standard operation instructions 
  • 5. Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced with materials and test solutions to meet laboratory schedules and plans; 
  • 6. Record and where required interpret results and present, as required, to scientists and colleagues; 
  • 7. using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs; 8. keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability; and conduct searches on identified topics relevant to the work of the laboratory and work of the science community

The job requires a good understanding of the techniques and procedures involved within the laboratory. 

The technician must be fully aware of and adhere to all Health and Safety standards and ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner. 

The Lab Technician requires science background (typically A level or degree qualification) and the desire to perform and support analysis, investigation, research and development