Lab Assistant

Lab Assistant Headington, England

University of Oxford TSS
Full Time Headington, England 12.12 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description

Web advert
Vacancy ID 14380
We are currently recruiting for a temporary Lab Assistant to work on site at one of our Headington based departments starting ASAP for approx 12 weeks working 36.5 hrs p/w however they would also consider candidates available to work 29 hrs p/w and above
Duties

To follow standard operating procedures to assist with the receipt, inventory logging and sub-aliquoting, as required, of biological samples. 

To follow standard operating procedures to assist with the storage and retrieval of biological samples from ultra-low temperature storage, including nitrogen tanks, -40oC and -80oC freezers. These tasks require repetitive lifting and require a degree of physical fitness. 

To follow standard operating procedures to support maintenance and testing of equipment, perform quality checks and contribute to the general tidiness and upkeep of the facilities. 

To use commercial software (MS Office) and in-house software to support daily tasks. 

To carry out basic administrative duties linked to the departmental quality management system including stock check, updating documents, photocopying, laminating, scanning and archiving historical records. 

To liaise with external representatives including maintenance contractors and couriers. 

To follow and comply with the strict H&S and COSHH regulations for working with liquid nitrogen, dry ice, biological samples and ultra-cold temperature equipment. 

To comply with ISO 17025:2017 standards “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” and the Human Tissues Act 2004 with respect to “the storage of relevant material which has come from a human body for a scheduled purpose

Person specification
Essential Criteria
  • Proven Lab experience
  • Proven experience of working in a Warehouse or a Manual and physically demanding environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to carry out repetitive tasks to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Manual dexterity and a reasonable degree of physical fitness due to the manual nature of the work (e.g. lifting 10kg towers from large nitrogen storage vessels)
  • Basic computing skills (MS Office).

Please be aware that all candidates need to be able to start work immediately and must be able to work on site if required to do so.


The Temporary Staffing Service supports University of Oxford departments and affiliated colleges with the recruitment of temporary admin and clerical staff. Personal information provided to the University of Oxford is held in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.


TSS workers accrue holiday pay that is equivalent to 38 days per year, this means you accrue a whopping 17.1% in holiday pay for the hours that you work for us.


The Temporary Staffing Service supports University of Oxford departments and affiliated colleges with the recruitment of temporary admin and clerical staff. Personal information provided to the University of Oxford is held in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.

Lab Assistant
University of Oxford TSS

www.ox.ac.uk
Oxford, United Kingdom
Christopher Francis Patten
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
501 to 1000 Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
Education
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