Medical/Biomedical 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 use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to perform routine tasks for clinical sample processing under supervision. This requires the application of established techniques, procedures, and criteria as well as laboratory testing on various platforms according to standard procedures. This also entails supporting the laboratory operations team with sample processing and day-to-day administration duties.

DUTIES may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform good housekeeping (GHK) of the laboratory.
  • Ensure proper use of instruments and laboratory space.
  • Support operational duties in the laboratory (i.e., maintenance and upkeep of instruments)
  • Monitoring use and consumption of reagents, material and consumables via laboratory integrated management system (LIMS).
  • Perform routine production assays involving various biological samples as per in-house standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validated protocols, with minimal supervision.
  • Perform sample processing (i.e., sample dilutions, plate loading, performing assays etc.).
  • Ensure clear audit trails by performing quality control of all information and data generated.
  • Assist with multiple projects in a fast-paced laboratory environment.
  • Strong adherence to regulatory compliance and safety requirements, involving good clinical laboratory practices (GCLP), SOPs, Health & Safety policies, and other related documents.
  • Administrative duties including maintaining study documentation.
  • On occasion be flexible to work on a shift rotation basis and weekends.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum level of vocational training as a Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician or “Medizinisch-technische/-r Labor-Assistent/-in/Laboratoriumsassistent/-in – MTLA” (Berufsausbildung/IHK Prüfungszeugnis – Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) examination certificate) or with 2-3 years of experience in the equivalent work or in a relevant technical role
  • Experience in pipette handling, following protocols and using basic equipment (eg. Centrifuges, biosafety cabinets, incubators).
  • The ideal candidate should have prior experience working with analysers (MSD , Epoch), Flow cytometers, PCRs.
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft
  • 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.
  • Communication Skills: should be fluent in English (read, written, spoken) as well as German.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Core Competencies

  • Work is often carried out with other technicians or alone under the supervision of senior members.
  • You will have to follow strict health and safety procedures and may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, dust, biological waste, bodily fluids, fumes and toxic waste.
  • Ability to handle pressure, interact and function in a highly productive work environment.
  • You will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country’s most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

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