BioGrad Laboratories Ltd
graduate job
Expires7 days

PCR Screening Scientist

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

The postholder will work as part of a screening team of scientist undertaking virology diagnostics for schools and clinics across the UK. The postholder will be responsible for running pre-defined RT-PCR protocols, data collection, documentation and delivery of correct results within allocated timeframes.

These set out how key responsibilities will be achieved

Molecular and Data Analysis

  • Handle clinical Samples from COVID-19
  • Perform RNA extractions from swab samples and report on their results
  • Deliver quality results by the efficient use of standards and controls

Health and Safety

  • Comply with all established laboratory standards and adhere to all health and safety procedures
  • Contribute to a safe and secure laboratory environment
  • Ensure that you work to good laboratory practice (GLP)
  • Follow and contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and risk assessments, instigating review processes when necessary
  • Responsible of day-to-day activities working independently as well as collaboratively in accordance with laboratory procedures and protocols

Data Management

  • Responsible for security and data confidence
  • Responsible for accurate data storage for all testing performed as mandated by the standard operating procedures
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all laboratory work as well as methods, sample details and results
  • Record experimental data generated promptly and accurately and in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures, policies, guidelines and best practice


  • Liaise and work collaboratively with other team members
  • Actively participate and attend team meetings
  • Ensure sufficient communication with the clinical team to allow a smooth-operating screening department
  • Ensure laboratory equipment maintained and stocked by ordering laboratory supplies and undertaking regular maintenance
  • Ensure continuous professional development by keeping up to date with all technical knowledge and skills in line with current best practice

What we are looking for

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information clearly, orally and in writing
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to show initiative, problem solve and achieve agreed objectives
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as an integral member of a team and maintain effective communications with other departments to ensure a smooth-operating service
  • Strong numeracy skills with the ability to collate data and accurately conduct basic data analysis, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining standards of service practical laboratory skills and manual dexterity
  • Able to learn and communicate new techniques

Accepted degree subjects

  • health sciences
  • biology and life sciences
  • chemistry

Additional job details

£21,000 - £25,000

BUPA health and dentist care hobby days - 10 per annum

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 8 March 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

Expires7 days

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