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Laboratory Technician

Juno Genetics Ltd

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Job title: Laboratory technician

Location – Oxford, UK 

Salary: GBP 20,000-25,000 gross per annum

Full time position - 40 hours per week Monday to Friday 

JunoGenetics is a UK company which is part of IVI-RMA Global.  The post holder will be a member of a team performing clinical diagnostics related to various aspects of Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT). He/she will ensure that PGT tests are performed accurately and efficiently, and that results are generated and reported in a timely manner. This will include the investigation and analysis of samples using a variety of molecular biology and cytogenetics techniques.

The post holder will need to be flexible with his/her working hours, as the post may require some evening, or weekend work.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a strong background in genetics as well as practical experience with a range of laboratory techniques. Although part of a team, they will be given a high degree of autonomy and should therefore have the capacity to work independently.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in all areas of wet laboratory work, whilst adhering to standard operating procedures and participating in their regular review and update.
  • Multidisciplinary working as required
  • Communicate patients’ results and answer enquiries from health care professionals, providing information regarding appropriate investigations required and explanation of results, within departmental guidelines and professional code of conduct.
  • Interpret clinical information and use scientific knowledge to process specimens for appropriate tests, seeking advice from senior staff and clinicians when necessary.
  • Undertake specimen preparation and analysis for a range of sample types.
  • Operate and maintain analytical equipment in the laboratory.
  • Evaluate and monitor the accuracy and precision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality control procedures.
  • Review, prepare and send reports that have been authorised
  • Replace stocks of consumables and reagents when required and inform the Section Leader if back-up stocks are low.
  • To assist when required in the preparation of documentation for UKAS (ISO) accreditation.
  • To solve complex problems within work area, and advise both clinicians and senior staff of any clinical and managerial issues

Essential skills, qualifications and experience:  

  • BSc/MSc in Biology/Molecular Biology a related subject, together with relevant experience
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in the discipline of genetics relevant to role.
  • Practical experience with one or more of the key technologies such as DNA amplification techniques (e.g. PCR and whole genome amplification); molecular and cytogenetic analysis of minute samples (e.g. single cells); next generation sequencing etc.
  • Good organisational skills. Work accurately, neatly and efficiently. Attention to detail is very important. Work as part of a team.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Work on own initiative and communicate efficiently with other members of the laboratory in English - both verbally and in writing.
  • Use of laboratory equipment relevant to the specialty

Desirable experience/skills: 

  • Demonstrable experience of working to a laboratory Quality Management System.
  • Previous experience in a relevant laboratory, and proficiency in techniques appropriate to the discipline
  • Experience and understanding of reproductive genetics
  • Spanish language 

Closing date: 22 October 2019

Experience Required:  See Job Description
Education Required:  See Job Description
Salary:  £20-25,000 p.a.
Closing Date:  22 October 2019

Contact: Tishy Bruce
Juno Genetics Ltd
Winchester House, Heatley Road
Oxford, United Kingdom
Phone: 0203 743 1944
Informal Enquiries:
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 04 October 2019    

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