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Evotec (UK) Ltd - Laboratory Technician - REQ-06151

Job Title:
Laboratory Technician - REQ-06151
Category:
Technical roles
Closing Date:
21/08/2022

This role could be opened up to someone who is considering or had already started an apprenticeship!

Role: Laboratory Technician, permanent.
Report to: Operations Manager
Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week.
Salary:  £20,200 pa, dependant on skills and experience, excellent benefits package plus annual bonuses.
Location: Alderley Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG.

Our Company
Cyprotex is part of the Evotec Group, a global leader in research. With state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, we provide innovative and bespoke assurance tailored to each of our client’s needs. Cyprotex specialises in in-vitro and in silico ADME-Tox services. This includes in vitro ADME screening to support discovery projects, regulatory in vitro ADME and DDI studies during preclinical and clinical development, specialist mechanistic in vitro human and animal toxicity models (e.g., 3D models and MEA electrophysiology) and PBPK/QSAR modelling expertise. As well as supporting clients directly, we have a strong focus on R&D.

Our Alderley Park site is set in the heart of Cheshire surrounded by a stunning 400-acre estate, open green spaces, and sweeping viewpoints, all within easy reach of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. Easy access to public transport.  

As a result of year-on-year success within the company and continued business growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of the compound management Laboratory Technician team.

The Role of a Laboratory Technician

As our Laboratory Technician, you will be working within our dynamic laboratory team to ensure that the laboratory facilities and equipment are maintained and operate in an efficient manner, carrying out tasks both independently and under supervision, that will enable the Science teams to deliver high-quality work to our customers.  Cyprotex will support you with relevant training and enable you to build a successful career within our fast-moving organisation.

The team is committed to the developments and continually strives to be at the forefront of laboratory capabilities. We continually push to grow and improve our scientific offerings through bespoke projects. Our team is a friendly bunch that consists of 6 colleagues with varying levels of experience and areas of expertise team and in response to our growing business, we are looking for another Laboratory Technician to support the group’s further expansion.

Cyprotex will support you with relevant training and enable you to build a successful career within our organisation.

  • Routine “first line” maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Responsible for liaising with onsite contract agencies and external specialist engineering support to arrange repairs and remedial works as required.
  • Managing the storage and safe disposals and recording of compounds on in-house databases.
  • Receipt of deliveries, warehousing operations, monitoring and re-stocking laboratory consumables, support company procedures for stock taking and external shipping.
  • Place orders and receive goods via electronic stock control system and purchasing software systems.
  • Ensuring all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order.
  • Making use of a global ordering system to order supplies and consumables.
  • Perform work to an exceptionally high standard, within specified timelines, and within safety regulations. 
  • Keeping up to date with relevant regulatory guidelines within a laboratory environment.

 

Skills & Competencies (essential)

  • Good written and oral skills, computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office and LIMS.
  • Highly self-motivated and personable with a reliable and enthusiastic approach.
  • The ability to work as part of a strong team or independently when required.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a team environment. Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to organise daily tasks, frequently work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and follow instructions.
  • Possess meticulous attention to detail, performing work to an exceptionally high standard, and within the company and statutory safety regulations.
  • Strong ability to maintain excellent laboratory records.

Desirable

  • Experience in working in a laboratory environment, with automated liquid handling technology.
  • Use of balances, fume hoods, and basic chemical handling procedures.

 

Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of GCSE’s (or equivalent), in Science, English and Maths. An A-Level / BTEC or Laboratory-based experience would be preferred but full training would be provided for any suitable candidate.
  • Working towards a qualification in General, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering would be advantageous.
  • Strong communication and motivated team player able to contribute to the delivery in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, the ability with technical problem-solving, and proficient computer skills. 
  • Good verbal and written communication and time management skills is essential within this role.

 

What we can offer you in return  

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:

  • Pension on completion (but not subject to) of your 3-month probationary period. Contributions 5% for employees (salary sacrifice) and 5% for the employer. The employee can opt to increase their contribution and the employer will match the increase up to a maximum of 7.5%.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional length of service days awarded on the anniversary, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Private health insurance with BUPA for the employee and their partner/family under the company scheme.
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services.
  • Permanent health insurance provides 75% of the base salary after the qualifying period.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme.  This is a discretionary benefit.
  • Career progression within the company, we have excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual events, recognition awards and many more!

Onsite Facilities

  • The company pays for secure onsite parking.
  • Restaurant, café, and a gastro pub.
  • Gym and workout studio, running, walking, and cycling routes.
  • Good public transport links with the shuttle bus service.

 

Interested?

Apply NOW – please upload your up-to-date CV and cover letter to Workday. You will find the link via our website, careers.

Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lomas, Recruiter on 07706 353703 or email s.lomas@cyprotex.com. To view our current vacancies and more information about the company visit our website at Careers - Cyprotex.

Evotec is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, welcoming individuals regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, religious denomination, or disability. We match our role based on your suitability and experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. All roles will be subject to a security screening check. Due to the high volume of applications, we may close this vacancy at any time once we find our perfect match.

Direct applications only – No agencies please.

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