Place of work: Alderley Park, Cheshire
Post code: SK10 4TG
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.
We are looking to build a team of Lab Technicians at Alderley Park. Responsible for the unpacking of samples upon arrival using a range of unpacking tools, as well as completing a range of visual quality control checks.
What experience do you need?
• GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Language (Grades A-C)
• 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 manufacturing / production environment, whilst not essential, may prove advantageous.
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 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, 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