Lab Scientist (Night Shift)

Lighthouse Labs

 

Place of work: Alderley Park, Cheshire

Post code: SK10 4TG

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

About us

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.

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

We are looking to build a team of night shift Lab Scientists (LS1) alone at Alderley Park. Responsible for unpacking samples and processing through the lab assay workflow testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection that causes COVID-19. 

What experience do you need? 

  • Experience of performing biological assays in a scientific research or diagnostic laboratory is essential, in either a work or studying environment. Attention to detail and the ability to manage processes effectively and efficiently are also essential. 
  • Knowledge of working in a Class 2 containment, RTPCR and/or qPCR environment and experience operating liquid handling machines would be advantageous.
  • Whether you are just finishing your A ‘Levels, finalising your PHD or have the appropriate lab experience and want to get involved in the national effort against COVID-19 we want to hear from you.
  • Driving Licence and currently living within 60 minutes of Alderley Park.
For more information please click to download the Job Description.

 

Working hours

Please note that this position is for night shifts only, this will comprise of 4 on 4 off with working 12am-6am. We are looking for candidates with a full UK Driving Licence and car and are available to start either Tuesday 21st July or Wednesday 22nd 2020.


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. 

Located in Cheshire and within easy reach of the M6 and M56 and only 20 minutes from Manchester city centre. 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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