ATA Laboratory Scientist (Life Science) - UCB

Cogent Ssc
£240.00 per week
01 Jun 2017
02 Oct 2017
Science / Research
Role Type
Start Date
Weekly wage £240.00

  • Working week Five days - 37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 with 1 hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration 30 months

  • Possible start date 16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted 01 Jun 2017

  • Distance 51.5 miles

  • Apprenticeship level Degree Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number VAC001241989

  • Positions 2 available

  • Requirements and prospects Desired skills
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Good numerical and IT skills
    • Excellent team player - ability to get along with colleagues and work as part of a team
    • Drive, enthusiasm and ambition with a can-do approach
    • Flexible attitude to work - ability to adapt to changing demands and requirements
    • High degree of integrity and trust
    • Ability to multitask
    • Problem solving skills
    • Demonstrate a progressive attitude towards developing their knowledge and skills.
    • High attention to detail.
    Personal qualities

    Whilst qualifications are important as the ideal candidate you will also be motivated and enthusiastic with a keen focus on customer service and a passion for science. We are looking for people who have a genuine desire and motivation to drive their own development, and who are driven by a desire to make a difference to the lives of patients suffering with severe disease.

    Teamwork is key to success at UCB therefore the individual must be able to work in a team. The individual should be self-motivating with a desire to learn and push the boundaries of the role. The individual must resolve conflicting demands and deal effectively with people from other functions and external companies (both contractors and customers). Therefore, excellent interpersonal and self-management skills are needed.

    Qualifications required

    Five GCSE's at grade C and above including Mathematics and English (or equivalent).

    Will possess A levels (or equivalent), ideally Biology but if not you must have Chemistry equivalent to 80 new UCAS points.

    Future prospects Because of the technical experience you will gain from this role, you will gain skills which many graduates have yet to develop. If you demonstrate practical ability in addition to problem solving ability there are limitless opportunities for progression within the Life Sciences sector. Things to consider The individual will be working within a laboratory environment and must therefore adhere to site dress code procedures and personal hygiene standards during testing activities (e.g. correct use of PPE such as laboratory coats and glasses; and removal of all jewellery and make-up upon entry into controlled clean room areas). The individual will be required to handle hazardous materials (e.g. chemicals, microorganisms) and so must adhere to the relevant procedures. The work pattern involves day and shift working dependent upon the needs of the business. All applications to be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer.