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Apprenticeship - Laboratory Technician

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At Labcorp, we believe in the power of science to change lives. We are a leading global life sciences company that delivers answers for crucial health questions because we know that knowledge has the potential to make life better for all. Through our unparalleled diagnostics and drug development capabilities, we provide insights and accelerate innovations that not only empower patients and providers but help medical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies transform ideas into innovations. Here, you can join our more than 70,000 employees, serving clients in more than 100 countries, as we work together to make a real impact on people s lives. Join us in our pursuit of answers.Apprenticeship Program:Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Labcorp Drug Development 2022 Apprenticeship Program in the Clinical Pathology Services team in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. As an Apprentice Laboratory Technician within Labcorp Drug Development, you will play an integral role in supporting all aspects of laboratory and study support functions for our testing and development work. Following a comprehensive induction process and carefully-tailored training program, you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials and bringing miracles of medicine to market.Capitalize on a dedicated training and development program that will support your scientific and professional career aspirations, and take pride in delivering scientific work that helps save the lives of millions of people around the ;Clinical Pathology Services - Provides lab safety assessment for toxicology studies by analysing bloods and urines on a variety of automated chemistry and haematology analysers whilst also utilising a range of manual techniques to obtain data. Analysis is performed by CPS throughout a study on specific timed/dated occasions for the purposes of demonstrating safety and efficacy of client test articles. The assessments performed by CPS are required by all regulatory governing bodies associated with the release to market of new or modified medicines. CPS has a variety of skill sets required from study set up, sample management, lab technicians and scientists. In depth training is provided to ensure high GLP and data integrity standards are adhered too.As an Apprentice Lab Technician, you will be receiving and preparing samples for not only the CPS department but also those for Immunology and Immunotoxicology and Bioanalysis, as well as learning lab technician duties to support the CPS laboratory.Job Purpose:Responsibilities include- The receipt, processing, storage, disposal and tracking of all samples into the division.You will learn the following:
  • Routine and one-off laboratory testing and how to perform a variety of technical laboratory techniques;
  • Work both individually and as part of the laboratory team;
  • Work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken;
  • Work safely in the laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems;
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced and be able to maintain good accurate written records of work carried out;
  • Follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace;
  • Develop and apply your theoretical knowledge of relevant science and technology;
What you'll receive:
  • You'll undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician over the course of 24 months,
  • You will study for a Level 4 Science Qualification
  • An IOSH Managing Safely certificate
  • A chance to Act as an Ambassador across Cambridgeshire for Science roles,
  • A generous benefits and holiday package
  • Progression opportunities and a chance to work on ground breaking trials
Minimum Criteria
  • An A-level in Biology or Chemistry preferred but not essential, or relevant work Experience or a level 3 science based qualification,
  • A passion for science,
  • A willingness to learn,
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team,
  • Great attention to detail,
  • Good communication skills
Start date: September 2022Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.For more information about how we collect and store your personal data, please see our Privacy Statement.
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