Technician, Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research Biobank

Manchester, United Kingdom
£23,334 to £26,243 per annum dependent on experience
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Manchester
Closing Date : 26/09/2018
Salary : £23,334 to £26,243 per annum dependent on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : FBMH Faculty Office Administration
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available as soon as possible for 12 months

The Technical Services team in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health wish to recruit a Laboratory Technician to provide technical support with minimal supervision for all of the biobanking activities taking place within the centre for integrated genomic medical research (CIGMR) namely, CIGMR biobank. This will entail good technical knowledge of a sophisticated laboratory information management system (LIMS), robotic sample handling workstations and other equipment required to process, store, track, cherry-pick and withdraw biological samples according to customer requests. The role therefore includes the running and trouble shooting of experiments; the maintenance, use and teaching of associated equipment and assisting fellow team members in ensuring that staff and students operate safe working practices ensuring health and safety compliance within the laboratories.

You should have knowledge of biological sample handling and practical experience in biobanking processes. Experience of working with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is essential. Familiarity with Q Pulse quality management software or with ISO quality standards would be an advantage though training and support will be given.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.                   

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Debbie Payne


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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