Laboratory Technician

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Introduction to the role

We are seeking a highly motivated lab technician with great inter-personal skills who could complement our dynamic and growing company!

With our 20 year history as a pioneer in biomarker services, Synexa Life Sciences has become a recognized global leader in complex biomarker and bioanalytical services. We enjoy a reputation for scientific leadership & innovation, while offering challenging and rewarding careers to the best scientists in the industry.

Our laboratories are staffed by highly experienced scientists and equipped with state-of-the-art technology platforms enabling us to take on projects from anywhere in the world. Our administrative offices provide client-centric support to ensure your project is completed on time and according to specifications. We serve customers across the globe via our dedicated staff who are based in: Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Ireland, Finland, South Africa and Maryland USA.

We pride ourselves in identifying, implementing, and integrating optimum analytical and data insight methodologies, to contribute to the furtherment of scientific knowledge. This translates to better management and treatment of health conditions, ultimately, shaping a better world.

Job Purpose

Synexa works in a collaborative manner with clients to provide customized, flexible and multi-faceted biomarker solutions. We use innovative approaches and validated equipment to answer client-specific questions related to biomarkers at each level of the biological continuum. The scientific team at Synexa are at the forefront of this, responsible for the development and validation of bioanalytical tests to meet the company or client’s needs.

The main purpose and objective of the laboratory technician is to support the laboratory operations team conducting bio-analytical tests used in translational and/or clinical studies and day-to-day administration duties. This opportunity requires individuals with the right mindset to support the smooth running of the laboratory.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform assays as per in-house standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validated protocols with minimal supervision involving various biological samples.
  • Perform isolations, cryopreservation, thawing and counting of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs).
  • Receiving, labelling, sorting and storing biological samples as specified by SOPs and GCLP.
  • Perform good housekeeping (GHK) of the laboratory.
  • Maintenance, set up and proper use of instruments and laboratory space.
  • Management, monitoring and ordering of consumable stock in the labs.
  • Administrative duties including writing and maintaining study documentation, printing and filing reports and data entry.
  • Compliance with GCLP, SOPs, company standards and policies.

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc, Applied Science Diploma, T level or equivalent in Life/ Biological sciences or 1-2 years of experience in a relevant technical role.
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft

Core Competencies

  • Good manual dexterity, accuracy and previous experience of working in a laboratory (1 year minimum) required.
  • On-going general International Organization for Standardization – ISO, Good Clinical Practice – GCP and Good Laboratory Practice – GLP awareness training needs to be provided to all staff. The job holder needs to ensure that he/she is up to date with the available training.
  • On-going professional development is strongly encouraged; this may take the form of training, workshops, seminars etc.
  • Ability to communicate well both written and verbally and to work within a team are essential.
  • Must be flexible to workdays and occasionally, weekends on a shift rotation basis.
  • Must have full right to work in the UK.
  • Available immediately.

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