Laboratory Technician

11 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Company Description Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.
In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 47 countries, employing about 45.000 staff.
Job Description The Role
Working hours are on a 4 week rotational basis as follows:
Week 1: Monday - Friday, 11am - 7pm
Week 2: Monday - Friday, 2pm -10pm
Week 3: Tuesday-Friday, 2pm - 10pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm
Week 4: Monday 2pm-10pm, and Wednesday - Friday, 2pm - 10pm
A role at Eurofins is all about team work and working towards a common goal to ensure the health and safety of us all.
  • A role at Eurofins is all about team work and working towards a common goal to ensure the health and safety of us all.
  • Preparation and analysis of samples as required.
  • Preparation of media in line with methods and standards.
  • Adhering to documented procedures for all aspects of laboratory work, ensuring that all relevant information concerning samples is recorded, that samples are handled correctly, and that all necessary records and quality data are maintained.
  • Maintain turnaround time at >99%, ensuring that daily targets are achieved.
  • Responsible for ensuring that UK health and safety legislation is maintained and helping to ensure that the working environment is kept in a clean and tidy manner with due attention to the careful maintenance of all laboratory fittings and equipment.
  • Ensure personal protective clothing equipment is worn in accordance with the Health & Safety policy.
  • Work with the team to drive the laboratory forward through continuous improvement.
  • To assist through operating best practice in order to meet the requirements of the UKAS accreditation standard.
  • Any other duties requested by the Line Leaders/Team Leader
  • Maths, English, Chemistry or Biology at GCSE grade C or above or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Good laboratory skills and practices
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a driven outlook
Additional Information In return you can expect a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, good team and working environment, life assurance and other benefits such as Perkbox, car parking and employee assistance programme.