Laboratory Technician

KWS BioTest

Location: Portishead near Bristol

KWS BioTest is a contract research organisation, based in the Bristol area, undertaking drug discovery testing for a range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients. The company is in a phase of expansion and requires at least one Laboratory Technician.

The successful applicant will be an integral part of a dynamic and flexible scientific support team which is involved in a variety of laboratory activities throughout the organisation. The assortment of experimental tasks that the post holder(s) will be involved in is wide-ranging but includes activities such as:

  • Supporting laboratory logistics and ordering.
  • Processing samples such as blood, tissues, microbiological, etc.
  • Preparing reagents for use in experiments.
  • Supporting laboratory experiments.
  • Supporting safety activities.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the facilities.
  • Supporting archiving and coordination of activities after a project.

There will also be the opportunity for the post holder to gain experience and knowledge of other techniques such as culture of primary cells and cell lines, flow cytometry, ELISA, Luminex and other analytical techniques. 

Ideally candidates should have a biological sciences based undergraduate degree but other candidates with a technical background will be considered.  An ideal candidate will also preferably have a good grasp of the drug discovery process and may have worked in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Some experience in a laboratory environment would be beneficial.

KWS BioTest is an ISO9001 accredited CRO, so all personnel have a responsibility to understand and follow the company’s quality management system, maintain accurate records and work to a high standard.  An understanding of GCP/GCLP would also be an advantage. 

Those people interested in applying should email a current CV and cover letter to Mrs Vicky Chen (vicky.chen@kwsbiotest.com).

Employer Profile: www.kwsbiotest.com

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