Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Manchester, England

Yourgene Health
Full Time Manchester, England 10.56 - 12.04 GBP Today
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Job title: Laboratory Technician

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Location: Manchester Science Park

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

About Yourgene Health:

Yourgene Health is a leading integrated technologies and services business, enabling the delivery of genomic medicine. The group works in partnership with global leaders in DNA technology to advance diagnostic science.

Yourgene primarily develops, manufactures, and commercialises simple and accurate molecular diagnostic solutions, for reproductive health, precision medicine and infectious diseases. The Group’s flagship in vitro diagnostic products include non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) for Down’s Syndrome and other genetic disorders, Cystic Fibrosis screening tests, invasive rapid aneuploidy tests and DPYD genotyping.

Yourgene has a range of innovative DNA sample preparation platforms, powered by Ranger® Technology, the Yourgene LightBench® and Yourgene QS250, ideal for cell-free DNA applications in NIPT and oncology including liquid biopsy.

Yourgene also has a global laboratory service network equipped to be a full life-cycle partner for clinical, research and pharmaceutical organisations to support partners at the preclinical, clinical, and post-market stages to develop, manufacture, obtain regulatory approval and commercialise new products and services. In addition, Yourgene offers an NIPT and high throughput COVID testing service.

Yourgene Health is headquartered in Manchester, UK with facilities in Taipei, Singapore, the US and Canada, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

Our Culture:

Yourgene is a growing, vibrant and exciting place to work, we are looking for committed and driven individuals to be part of our next growth journey. Our culture is described by our employee’s as collegiate, friendly, professional, innovative, open and fast paced. We have many social and wellbeing initiatives run by our Social Huddle that keep our sense of community alive even during challenging times that the pandemic has thrown our way. At Yourgene we focus on putting values led programmes in place to ensure that we can attract, retain and develop our people. We want our people to have a career with Yourgene and we ensure that they are recognised and rewarded for their achievements and commitment, everyone plays a critical role in our growth journey.

About the role:

We are hiring a Laboratory Technician within our busy genomic services team based at Manchester Science Park. The Laboratory Technician will support the high-quality and regulatory compliant Genomic Research, Clinical and Validation Services offered by Yourgene Genomic Services and to ensure that the laboratory environment is operating effectively and safely in accordance with instruction provided by the Laboratory Manager.

The is a full-time and permanent position.

Key responsibilities:

Sample Logistics

  • Receipt of reagent and sample deliveries
  • Booking in of sample deliveries onto LIMS
  • Stock transfers from/to goods inwards
  • Dispatch of samples to clients

Administration Tasks

  • Communicating with clients to notify of sample receipt/shipments
  • Indexing, filing and archiving of client reports
  • Support equipment management

Stock Control

  • To ensure minimum stock levels of all reagents and consumables are maintained according to forecasts provided by the Laboratory Manager
  • Responsible for maintaining laboratory
  • Responsible for ensuring stock rotation is performed
  • Support the purchasing of stock items and general stock traceability
  • Supporting central logistics to move stock


  • To carry out all activities in accordance with the relevant quality standard
  • To liaise with the Quality Department and be familiar with the Quality Manual to ensure correct documentation and SOPs are in place and report non-conformances to ensure continual improvement.
  • To comply with all health and safety and COSHH systems.

Sample Processing

  • To contribute to providing a profitable routine scientific and applications service in line with the regulatory, quality and scientific expectations
  • To perform basic activities and QC procedures as directed by the Laboratory Manager and/or Project Manager in accordance with written procedures.
  • To support and service the laboratory functions:
    • Undertake laboratory tasks as assigned
    • Coordinate removal of hazardous waste from laboratory areas
    • Removal and disposal of cardboard waste from store rooms and laboratory areas
    • Defrosting/cleaning fridges and freezers as required
    • Collection of used glassware and plasticware from laboratories
    • Autoclaving laboratory reagents/solutions, glassware and plastic ware
    • Cleaning and essential maintenance of washroom equipment
    • Support other laboratory duties e.g., manufacturing and other duties within reason


  • To communicate effectively, professionally, and promptly so that all relevant information is forwarded to the appropriate personnel on a regular and timely basis
  • To participate in internal meetings, visits, and audits as and when appropriate and communicate any information back to the appropriate personnel


  • To undertake any other task that may be reasonably asked by the management which is consistent with the skill base or previous employment history of the employee

About you:

  • Degree is a bio-science related discipline (Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Genetics)
  • Familiar with PCR laboratory techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) preferred

Closing date:

Sunday 15th October, 2023

Yourgene Health is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Laboratory Technician
Yourgene Health
Manchester, United Kingdom
Lyn Rees
Unknown / Non-Applicable
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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