Laboratory Technician - Friday to Tuesday Shift in Devon and Cornwall

Laboratory Assistant Scientist Position – Molecular Biology

Based at the Exeter Science Park - Ada Lovelace Building, Upper Richardson, Exeter EX5 2FS

Department: Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

Working hours: 37 hours spread from Friday to Tuesday. 

Shift patterns : 6am - 2pm, OR 2pm - 10pm  

Salary: £10.15 - £12.45 per hour, with enhancements on weekends.

Holiday: 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)


Job description:

Based at the Exeter Science Park and as part of the National Monitoring Laboratories, the Environment Agency is undertaking crucial work that forms a key part of the government’s ongoing response to COVID – 19. This is an exciting opportunity to join the new EA Laboratory, carrying out RNA detection of SARS-CoV-2 in waste water using Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

The role is for a Grade 2 Laboratory Assistant Scientist and you will prepare and analyse the samples, reporting directly to the Senior Scientist and working close to the Laboratory Team Leader.

Experience/Skills required:

The key responsibilities and requirements for the position will be:

-        Adaptable, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and able to work flexibly to achieve results.

-        Having attention to detail, being reliable and not afraid to take on a challenge

-        Being familiar with Molecular Analysis: laboratory experience with molecular procedures for PCR testing, using a variety of molecular testing methods and instrument tools.

-        Working across teams: interacting with other laboratory team members, including senior management, sample registration team, data reporting, etc.

-        Assist with cleaning of laboratory areas to ensure a high standard of environmental and biological control.

-        Operate and maintain the laboratory equipment to ensure it is fit for use, and maintain the capacity of laboratory operations.

-        Complete records and logs of work as appropriate, to maintain accurate and up to date data base records.

*Candidates must be local, or own their own transport due to shift times & days. 

**This role is full-time, and unsuitable for candidates looking for summer work 




Devon and Cornwall


Hourly Rate
Overtime Rates Available on Weekends

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