Laboratory Technician(s)

KWS BioTest

KWS BioTest is based in the Bristol area, and partners with a range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients, researching new drug therapies for human disease.  KWS carries out research from the early phases of drug discovery through to assessing drug effects in clinical trials. KWS specialises in the development of drugs in immunology, oncology, inflammation and infection. The company is in a phase of expansion and requires at least two Laboratory Technicians.

The successful applicants will join a dynamic and flexible team using a variety of state of the art laboratory techniques as part of in vitro and ex vivo studies (pre-clinical and clinical).  The successful applicant will support a wide range of scientific activities within the company, contributing to the processing of research and clinical samples, analysing the outcomes of drug testing assays as well as playing a role in ensuring the smooth running of the laboratories.

The assortment of experimental tasks that the post holders will be involved in is wide ranging but includes activities such as:

  • Processing samples such as tissue, blood, microbiological, etc.
  • Preparing reagents for use in experiments.
  • Supporting laboratory experiments.
  • Supporting archiving and coordination of activities after a project.

Individuals will be providing with training across a broad range of scientific skills and assays. There will also be scope for the individual to take on projects, develop new assays and thereby expand the repertoire of expertise within the team.

Candidates should have a biological sciences based undergraduate degree or strong technical background with experience working in a similar environment.

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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