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Sample Preparation Technician

CK Group
£15 - £17ph PAYE DOE
Closing date
25 Feb 2022

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Full Time
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CK Group are recruiting for a Sample Preparation Technician to join a company in the Pharmaceutical industry at their site based in Cambridge on a contract basis for 6 months.

Within this role flexibility is essential and applicants will be asked to work on shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, Monday-Saturday

£15 - £17 ph PAYE depending upon experience

Sample Preparation Technician Role:
• Primary responsibilities will include the removal of specimen transport tubes from kit packaging according to the safety guidelines outlined in COVID-19 Specimen Receiving SOP, while using necessary PPE.
• Identifying samples that may be compromised or do not meet established acceptability criteria according to defined processes and procedures will also be a critical part of this role (e.g. not accurately labelled, open tubes, empty tubes etc).
• Sorting samples as needed into racks and pipette samples into 96 well plates; complete viral inactivation steps and enter required information in a LIMS system.
• You will receive training on a specific sample preparation procedure that is compatible with the downstream assay method as well as guidance on accurate, safe handling and processing of samples according to a specific COVID-19 Specimen Processing SOP that is applicable.

Your Background:
• Lab experience with human biological samples
• Previous experience of aseptic technique preferred.
• Ability to work shifts, including weekends
• Excellent attention to detail

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company with a major presence in the UK. Their purpose is to deliver life-changing medicines and to do this they are completely science-led and like to share this with the scientific, healthcare and business communities within the UK.

This Sample Preparation Technician role will be based at our clients site in Cambridge.

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information, please contact Natasha on 01438 870011 or email Please quote reference 52766.


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