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Laboratory Technician

Hays Building
Inverness, Highlands
Up to £14.4 per annum + 14.40 per hour
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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New Graduate
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
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Your new company
With a vision to create a world without limits for people with diabetes, LifeScan is a world leader in blood glucose monitoring - globally, more than 20 million people depend on OneTouch brand products to help them manage their diabetes. For over 35 years, LifeScan has had an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for people with diabetes by developing products defined by simplicity, accuracy, and trust. The business has worldwide hubs in Malvern, USA (Pennsylvania), Inverness, UK, and ZUG, Switzerland. You will be working as a Laboratory Technician on a temporary assignment for approximately 4 months with the possibility of being extended thereafter, based in Inverness. LifeScan is a diverse and welcoming company that offers a whole host of opportunities and a great company to 'get your foot in the door' to develop your career further.

Your new role

As a Laboratory Technician you will: * Follow Quality Lab procedures as defined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and General Work Instructions (GWI's) to test and initiate product quality testing, including the safe handling, disposal and testing of blood products * Identify appropriate test method(s) by product type, and execute product testing as required in a safe, compliant and timely manner * General maintenance, set-up, calibration, and cleaning of laboratory equipment * Identify compliance risk issues and bringing them to the attention Lab Management as necessary * input and maintenance of testing data in a timely and accurate manner, generating reports as required * Input into lab documentation and document development * Provide support in technical writing I.E. Lab protocols * Manage the retention of product samples through the sampling lifecycle (up to 36 months)

What you'll need to succeed

Although desirable, you will not necessarily come from a laboratory background to be considered for this role, but some lab experience would be beneficial. This includes college/university studies that include lab work. However, great attention to detail and experience working in a fast-paced environment would also be acceptable. You will be able to communicate and accurately convey information both verbal and written. You will have the ability to build sound technical knowledge of assigned processes and accurately absorb and follow technical instructions. You will have the ability to work in a team setting, contributing to both your team and the organisation's success.

What you'll get in return

This is a great opportunity to work for a global company, where you will earn a competitive rate of pay and it can have a direct impact on product delivery. You will be paid weekly via Hays as a PAYE worker. This role is a temporary contract initially until the end of the year with the possibility of extension thereafter. You will learn great skills to potentially kick-start your lab career working as part of a great team.

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