Lab Technician

Lighthouse Labs


Place of work: Alderley Park, Cheshire

Post code: SK10 4TG

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) is proud to be working in partnership with the Department of Health, Public Health England, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow as part of the UK Lighthouse Lab network to help with the fight against COVID-19. 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.

Over the last year, MDC has built the capacity and processes to be able to analyse tens of thousands of COVID-19 swab samples from across the country using PCR. 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.

Unprecedented times calls for unprecedented measures and at MDC we are focused on building the best team possible to deliver the testing capacity which is needed. 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 Lab Technicians at Alderley Park. Responsible for the unpacking of samples upon arrival in the Lab using a range of unpacking tools, as well as completing a range of visual quality control checks.

What experience do you need? 

 Degree Qualified 

Good numeric and organisational skills

Good interpersonal and team working skills

Good time keeping skills

Computer literate

The ability to communicate clearly and follow instructions

Previous experience in a laboratory, manufacturing and /or production environment, whilst not essential, may prove advantageous.

 Intake days August 2021 onwards (Assessment Dates W/C 26th July)


Working hours

We currently have opportunities for both day shifts and night shifts. 
Please note that day shifts run on a rota basis consisting of 4 days on and 4 days off.

Day Shifts: 6am to 3pm, 3pm to midnight - rotating between AM and PM 
Based on an average 35-hour week

Night Shift: Midnight to 6am
Based on an average 24.5-hour week 


Alderley Park

Alderley Park is the perfect location for this Lighthouse Lab testing site 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.

Review the Alderley Park website for more information:


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