R&D Laboratory Technician

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Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Stirling
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Apr 2021
Closes
18 May 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
LumiraDx is a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing smart connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling medical diagnostics and health IT businesses, the company has major operations in the UK and the USA, and is supported by a global sales network, LumiraDx is a high growth organisation.

We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform, and are looking for proactive, experienced, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of our dynamic and forward-looking company.

Opportunity

Working in a project team you will run laboratory equipment, process clinical samples, test meters and strips, assist scientists in carrying out experiments and process results while ensuring the laboratory environment is maintained effectively.

This role will be based at our site in Stirling and will require travelling to and working at regional clinical sites in Scotland as required, so it is essential for this role to have your own car and a valid driving license.

Key areas of responsibility

* Routine verification, calibration, maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment.

* Operate and run samples on appropriate reference systems.

* Ensure the laboratory environment is clean and tidy ensuring to empty clinical waste bins and general waste bins.

* Receive, process, test, aliquot and store clinical samples including all sample information from clinical sites.

* Perform testing of LumiraDx platform technology on site at LumiraDx and at clinical sites.

* Perform testing of clinical samples on clinical analyser reference systems on site at LumiraDx Technology Ltd and at clinical sites.

* Travel to clinics for sample processing and testing.

* Prepare buffer solutions as per agreed procedural specifications.

* Ensure laboratory storage areas fully stocked with consumables/cleaning materials.

* Carry out meter testing as per meter test procedure and record/report results appropriately.

* Carry out experiments exactly as per protocol.

* Record and communicate experimental observations and recommendations to assay development team.

* Adopt good scientific practices in all phases of the assay research and development process ensuring to follow all appropriate internal procedures.

* Draft new processes/procedures as required.

* Adhere to all relevant regulatory and customer requirements.

* Work in conjunction with the quality policy and objectives.

* Complete COSHH assessments if and when required.

* Train other personnel on required procedures and ensure personal training up-to-date.

* Investigate non-conformances to ensure closure to agreed timelines.

About you:

Essential Skills:

* Experience of working in laboratories.

* Experience in handling clinical samples and operating clinical analysers.

* Confidence working with minimal supervision in a lab environment.

* Computer literacy and

* data analysis skills.

* Innovation in solving problems.

* Attention to detail.

* Good numeracy skills and understanding of molarity.

* Proactivity in seeking out jobs in the laboratory that require to be carried out.

* Driving licence with own transport.

Desirable Skills:

- Working understanding of common immunoassay systems.

- Commercial diagnostic assay development experience.

- Knowledge of design controls and other relevant regulatory requirements.

- Experience of working in a GLP regulated environment.

- Knowledge of working within a biohazard environment.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are an internal candidate, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.

Criminal records data is processed as part of our recruitment and selection processes and, where necessary, in the course of employment, we verify that candidates are suitable for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject.

LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security. All staff are responsible for information security and therefore must understand and comply with the Company information security policies, procedures and guidance

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