Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£15,000 per annum
04 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Starting Salary: £15,000 per annum

Fixed term – 12 month contract

Hours: Full Time 37 ½ hours per week

A Laboratory Technician is required to join an expanding molecular diagnostics company that provides clinical laboratory services to the NHS and private sector. The preferred candidate will have a degree in a biological science subject or experience in an appropriate laboratory environment.

NewGene is located close to Newcastle city centre, at the International Centre for Life, alongside academics from the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University and clinical teams from the Northern Genetics Service, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post offers opportunities to work with modern molecular technology, such as next generation sequencing and MALDI-TOF platforms.  The successful applicant will work in a small team and will perform a broad and extensive range of laboratory tasks providing quality technical input to both routine testing and R&D work.  A basic knowledge of molecular biology bench skills is required along with a high level of self-motivation, flexibility, willingness to learn, team working skills, communication and computer skills.

Further information – Jane Lisgo, Laboratory Manager, (tel 0191 242 1923;

Applications, including a current CV, names of two professional referees and a supporting letter from the applicant, by Friday 19 October 2018 to Lesley Gooding, Administration Manager.