Senior Technical Assistant

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - Biological Sciences

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Technical Assistant to support the Technical Services Teams in delivery of Hazardous Waste processing, Media and Glassware services. This role will be spread across the services as work dictates to provide a high quality service for the scientific laboratories.

You will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to the changing demands of the Scientists and supervise and train other technical assistants in routine procedures where required.

The role will involve the collection, segregating and rendering safe of hazardous laboratory waste, the manufacture and delivery of batch media including QA testing and the processing and sterilization of laboratory glassware and portering of other items on occasions.

Essential Skills:

  • Previous laboratory experience in a relevant field
  • Basic literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Good organisational skills - able to organise own workload efficiently
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • Basic computer literacy

Ideal Skills:

  • Experience of similar service duties
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn and keep up to date with guidance and regulation
  • Ability to undertake basic trouble shooting and solve simple problems
  • Good understanding of principles of sterilization and decontamination

Other Information:

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Final closing date 17th December however, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the role may be withdrawn before the deadline if filled.



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