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Apprentice Technician Scientist

Cell Therapy Catapult Services Ltd
3-4 Warner Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, CM7 2YW
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
22 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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The MS&T Technician roles at the CGT Catapult Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Braintree are required to directly support MS&T activities, which includes optimisation and characterisation of Manufacturing and Quality Control processes.

The MS&T Technicians will complete all department documentation in a manner compliant with the principle of ALCOA. i.e. Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, and Accurate. The MS&T Technician will also be responsible for data entry and signing responsibility for in-laboratory actions. These records may include but are not limited to cell culture, filtration, purification, concentration, analytical and preparation steps.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Execute direct activities e.g. cell culture, filtration, purification, concentration, analytical and preparation steps, in the MS&T laboratories in line with department SOPs and policy
  • Complete area operations in line with department safety, COSHH, product and process Risk Assessments, and with all actions and control measures executed as required
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a clean and safe manner according to relevant SOPs
  • Contribute to the MS&T equipment and area planned maintenance and calibration activities as required
  • Direct ALCOA compliant completion of all MS&T related documentation including Laboratory Notebooks and area/equipment logbooks
  • Assist in the direct delivery of the agreed MS&T project plans

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to develop technical writing skills and execute work with a high level of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of HSE
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Personal qualities

Strong interest in Cell and Gene Therapies.

Desired qualifications

You will need two A-Levels (or equivalent) including biology, or have completed a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship in a relevant science discipline.

GCSE grade 4/ C (or equivalent) in English and maths.

Future prospects

There may be the opportunity to progress within the organisation subject to performance and applicable vacancies.

Things to consider

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 28 days + bank hols
  • £16,000 per annum plus £2,000 expenses
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