Lab Technician - 12 months temp.
Cambridgeshire, GBR
1d ago

Job Summary

Avantor Services provides a broad variety of on-site Laboratory Services for major

pharmaceutical customers and works collaboratively with the client to provide resource

to deliver core scientific activities. AstraZeneca requires an individual to support the laboratory research programme as a Lab Technician.

This role is multi-disciplinary, and the successful candidate will support the day to day operations of a defined set of laboratories.

The Lab Technician’s role directly and indirectly supports scientists across R&D functions allowing scientists to concentrate on their core role.

This role is to be primarily lab-based, focusing on the delivery of scientific technical support to the R&D laboratories in accordance with Health and Safety and Good Laboratory Standards requirements.

General key tasks

  • To carry out all scientific support activities in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines, GLS & local agreements
  • Proactively deliver the operational laboratory support managing workload and service levels as required by the research group(s)
  • Preventative maintenance, cleaning & documentation of several laboratory instruments including incubators, tissue culture hoods, water baths, etc.
  • to be defined by the work area)

  • Perform specialist equipment user performance checks if required
  • Management of consumables & reagents, including Point of Use (PoU) Kanban areas by daily monitoring and replenishment, and liaising with in-house media prep. services
  • Ad hoc orders on SharePoint
  • Maintain and organise laboratory consumable inventories
  • Monitor and keep communal areas clean and tidy
  • Receipt and unpacking of temperature-sensitive parcel deliveries
  • Aliquoting of tissue culture reagents (use of aseptic techniques)
  • Waste management
  • Assist in study preparation
  • General house-keeping within laboratories
  • Driving FM service delivery

  • Optimise use of shared space and maintains BAU throughout the changing footprint
  • Act as a contact for key customers, actively engaging with them on a regular basis to understand their business requirements
  • Liaise with key purchasing contacts to enable more cost-effective expenditure
  • Coordinate technical activities and communicate with customers, Avantor Services Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Technician team and third parties to ensure a professional level of service is provided
  • Proactively identify and support operational efficiencies by implementing process improvements resulting in time and cost-savings for the customer
  • Provide key metrics in-line with relevant KPIs within defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
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