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MSAT Technician Scientist Degree Apprenticeship - Lonza

Lonza Biologics Plc
224-230, Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4DX
£15,000.00 annually
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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Duties will include:
  • Responsible for working positively as part of a dedicated pilot execution team following defined processes in the execution of daily tasks in operating plant equipment and associated analytical technologies
  • Responsible for preparation of media and buffer solutions via written process documentation prepared in collaboration with internal team members
  • Responsible for ensuring documentation is followed, all data is accurately recorded and that batch datafiles are archived
  • Responsible for supporting the lab areas through inventory management of consumable and raw materials and ensuring correct standards of cleanliness and maintenance of equipment in lab areas
  • Responsible for supporting the management of samples and transfer of product for shipment
  • This role will be responsible for supporting the ordering and receipt of raw materials from warehouse for either USP or DSP operations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Fluent English
  • A range of simple laboratory skills
  • Applies experience and common sense working to team activities assigned with a good understanding or safety requirements within a laboratory environment.
  • Proficient with standard software
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work within a functional team. Able to effectively communicate through verbal and written communication across the team

Personal qualities

  • Has good attention to detail, self-motivated with a positive attitude and a desire to develop and learn technically
  • Developing an understanding of how the assigned duties contribute to the work of the team

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A*-C (4-9)Including maths, English and Science
  • You must have gained a minimum of 80 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects including either Chemistry or Biology (or equivalent, e.g. BTEC) and an additional Science or maths

Future prospects

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business
  • The training will expose the apprentice to a wide range of skills and competencies which would make them well placed for further study or suitable for many job opportunities in the life sciences sector

Things to consider

  • Please ensure that you currently live within or can relocate to a commutable distance of the site
  • 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
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