Location: Egham, Surrey – with relocation to Guildford July-August 2021

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Start: Immediately

Duration: Permanent

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Assistant to work with an expanding science-based start-up company. This is a laboratory-based role focusing on operational support.  The candidate will report to our Operational Scientist and will also work closely with the Laboratory Manager.

Applicants should have experience of a support role within a molecular laboratory and enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative, team environment.

NatureMetrics is a high-growth start-up bringing DNA-based tools to environmental managers to measure and monitor biodiversity.  We have grown steadily for three years and are now expanding following a recent investment raise. We are a team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same.

The full specification can be found below. To apply, please email careers@naturemetrics.co.uk including a CV and covering letter and stating that you are applying for the laboratory technician job. There is no fixed deadline for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate.

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Roles & Responsibilities

General
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the laboratories  
  • Perform general laboratory duties including stock control, consumable ordering, and laboratory housekeeping.  
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.  
  • Preparation of laboratory reagents.  
  • Maintenance of general laboratory equipment.  
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment at all times.  
  • General administrative tasks.  
  • Any other tasks required by the Laboratory Manager or Operational Scientist.
Documentation
  • Follow internal protocol.
Communication
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the laboratory team, and maintain ongoing communication to ensure efficient planning and prioritisation of tasks. 
  • Keep Lab manager informed on laboratory matters, including stock levels. 
Safety
  • Use COSHH and risk assessments, compliance with company procedures and HSE legal requirements. 

Personal Specification

Education & qualities
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English.  
  • GCSE in Science. 
Specialist knowledge, skills & experience
  • High level of attention to detail is vital 
Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Organised & meticulous. 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Willing to follow established protocols 
Additional requirements
  • All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK. 

Terms and Conditions

Location
  • NatureMetrics Ltd, CABI Site, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY.  The company will be relocating its premises to Guildford in the second half of 2021.  
Working pattern and hours
  • The postholder is expected to work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday with core hours between 10am and 4pm. 
Length of appointment  
  • Full time, permanent
By Published On: 25th May 2021Categories: Job Vacancy

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