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Technician - United Kingdom  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description

  • We take a passionate approach to improving human and animal health.  
  • Our motivating force is the knowledge that our high quality of work provides people with the potential to live healthier and better lives.  
  • Scientific excellence and outstanding customer service are the hallmarks at our company.
  • As one of the world’s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 8000 employees and a market leader in the provision of product development services, our company  is able to offer you the chance to build on your skills and knowledge and work with world-class experts. 
  • At our world class facility, our Bio analysis and Immunology Department are looking to employ an ambitious Technician for a period of 9 months.
  • Due to our continued growth and success, we can offer rewarding opportunities in a research environment.  
  • Working as a Technician, you’ll join a team whose main function is to support toxicology and drug safety studies and perform quantitative analysis of drugs and/or metabolites in biological samples, usually fluids such as plasma and serum. 
  • These samples arise from both preclinical and clinical studies aimed at providing data for the development and registration of pharmaceuticals. 
  • At our world class facility, our Bio analysis and Immunology Department currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Technician.

Duties and responsibilities include:-
  • Ordering and maintaining consumable supplies,
  • Preparation of reagents, sample management,
  • Equipment management
  • Cell culture
  • Homogenization of tissue samples
  • Sample and test material management
  • Data management and report preparation
  • General laboratory duties

Applicants should have:-
  • 3 passes (Grade C or above) in your Scottish higher exams, or equivalent qualifications, preferably in Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Computer literacy especially MS Word and Excel.
  • An eye for detail and work steadily at routine tasks and have effective communication skills. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
  •  Pension Plan – Contributory (i.e. individuals can pay in between 3% - 5% salary and the Company will match the individual’s contribution level).
  •  Free life assurance as Pension Plan member (i.e. 4 x salary)
  •  Annual bonus arrangements (Corporate scheme)
  •  Subsidised staffroom
  •  Free Car Parking