Technician Scientist Apprentice

245 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8PW
£18,000.00 annually
10 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Your work will involve storing and shipping of biological samples, as well as general lab management duties to ensure the laboratory environment is maintained to a high standard.

You will work as part of a small team but regularly liaise with other Achilles teams on site to help with every day tasks as well as:
  • Supporting the team with sample handling, processing and management
  • Stock ordering, receipt and organising stock inventory
  • Organising shipments
  • Maintaining general lab cleanliness
  • Help maintain GCLP compliance
  • Administrative duties, e.g. completing and filing sample processing paperwork in accordance with GCLP and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) guidelines
  • You will operate within in a highly regulated environment giving you an opportunity to develop excellent attention to detail, technical scienfitic skills, and an understanding of GCLP regulations and requirements.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Processing and storing Translational Science clinical trial samples from patients
  • Completing sample processing paperwork in accordance with GCLP and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) guidelines
  • Organising shipping of samples to other Achilles sites and external vendor labs
  • General lab management duties including stock checking and ordering
  • Regular maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment
  • Assisting with organising repair/servicing/calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Assisting with document management and writing of standard operating procedures
  • Filing assay and trial related documents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliability, integrity and respect of confidentiality on work related and personal matters
  • Responsibility for your work and accountability for the impact of your work on others
  • Positive response to change, adjusting to different conditions, technologies and situations
  • Ability to manage time effectively, being able to plan and complete work to schedule
  • Evidence of autonomy and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative

Desired qualifications

  • For entry to the Technician Scientist (Level 5) apprenticeship you must have a total of 80 UCAS points including preferably a B in A-Level Biology or equivalent. Alternative experience and qualifications will be considered
  • No previous work experience is required for this role but a strong motivation to work in the industry of Advanced Therapies must be shown

Future prospects

  • Possible permanent position on completion

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