RNA Technician

Dependent on experience
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Jessica McLachlan
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a RNA Technician to join a leading life science company based in the Suffolk area, working an evening shift pattern (Sunday-Thursday 3pm-11pm) with a shift allowance. As the RNA Technician you will be responsible for producing and purifying RNA using a range of chemistry techniques in a regulated environment, following health and safety guidelines, working to tight schedules and ensuring maximum productivity.


Your duties as the RNA Technician will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Synthesise and purify custom synthetic RNA according to the production schedule and work instructions, using HPLC, PAGE, RP and desalting techniques.

2. Ensure high productivity and efficiency of manufacturing processes by reporting inconsistencies and failures to senior staff and adhering to quality management systems.

3. Undertake quality control checks, including sample preparation and quantification, and to record data on quality management databases and update appropriate documentation.

4. Perform RNA Technician housekeeping activities such as monitoring and replenishing reagents, and to maintain and troubleshoot issues with equipment and processes.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the RNA Technician we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Proven industry experience in a manufacturing or laboratory environment.

2. Some working knowledge and practical experience with process improvement and ISO or similar quality management systems. A knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques is desirable but not essential.

3. Minimum 3 GCSEs, including Maths and English. An additional 2 A-Levels or a degree in a related life science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Biomedical Science) is desirable but not essential.

Key Words: pharmaceuticals | manufacturing | RNA | HPLC | PAGE | QMS | ISO | process improvement

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