Bioscience Lead

Lighthouse Labs

 

Place of work: Alderley Park, Cheshire

Post code: SK10 4TG

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Working in partnership to support the fight against COVID-19 

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) are proud to be working in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow to help with the fight against COVID-19. Under the partnership UK Lighthouse Labs, MDC are responsible for running and managing the laboratory at the impressive Alderley Park site in Cheshire, which is the UK’s largest life science campus.

MDC are building capacity and processes to be able to analyse tens of thousands of COVID-19 swab samples from across the country. Working alongside some of the most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community, who are dedicating their time and expertise to ensure our lab is processing the samples as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) are proud to be working in partnership with the Department of Health, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow to help with the fight against COVID-19. Under the partnership UK Lighthouse Labs, MDC are responsible for running and managing the laboratory at the impressive Alderley Park site in Cheshire, which is the UK’s largest single site life science campus.

Unprecedented times calls for unprecedented measures and at MDC we are focused on building the best team possible to deliver the numbers and samples needed to significantly increase the testing capacity. Our aim is to help the community during this challenging time. 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join in the fight and national effort against this global pandemic. 

 

Join the team

Bioscience Leads are required to oversee lab-based teams from sample receipt, through RNA extraction to delivery of Q-PCR data.  This includes the ability to problem solve PCR assays and supervise staff carrying out the lab activities.  In addition, Bioscience leads will be required to manage the testing and introduction of new methodologies, as well as working with Quality Managers and Health and Safety Managers to ensure the highest lab standards.

What experience do you need? 

The ideal candidate will have a BSc in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) and will have strong experience in a lab environment. This includes experience of handling human biological samples and molecular biology. Attention to detail and the ability to manage processes effectively and efficiently are also essential. 

For more information please click to download the Job Description.

 

Working hours

To ensure we are processing the level of samples needed to support this pandemic, Lighthouse Labs Alderley Park is open 7 days a week with our team working 5 days in 7 including weekends. 

 

Alderley Park

Alderley Park is the perfect location for one of Lighthouse Labs testing sites as it is the best invested life science R&D facility in the UK and provides companies with a range of bioscience capability that are second to none. 

Surrounded by 400 acres of parkland, Alderley Park offers plenty of space to walk, run or cycle (at a distance of course). 

Located in Cheshire, it’s within easy reach of the M6 & M56 and only 20 minutes from Manchester city centre by car. Local train stations (Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield) are all within 15 minutes’ drive, with a shuttle bus going from the stations to site. 

Review the Alderley Park website for more information: www.alderleypark.co.uk

 

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