Research Assistant

Research Assistant London, England

hVIVO Services Limited
Full Time London, England 25244 - 27018 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description


hVIVO are currently looking for a Research Assistant (RA) to join our laboratory team at our site in east London. The RA role is a key role within lab operations assisting in the delivery of clinical trials processing samples, performing assays and data analysis.

The hVIVO Lab function supports the delivery of clinical trials for external and internal clients by performing sample processing and analytical techniques including Qualitative and Quantitative PCR, cell infectivity, neutralising antibody and serology assays, and multiplex viral detection assays. This is done for clinical trials performed at hVIVO and for external trials. The Lab also perform bespoke assay development and validation work and collaborates with strategic partners.

The role involves working to a flexible shift pattern including working evenings and weekend as required to deliver the operational plan.

The ideal candidate will have a virology/ biomedical background working to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as part of a Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) or pharmaceutical company. They will be degree educated and have hands on experiences of key virology techniques including tissue culture, cell based infectivity assays and qPCR. Be a proactive individual with a desire to learn and progress in a GCP environment. Be flexible with working patterns to suit the needs of the business.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Performing sample processing and analysis in accordance with project and quality documentation;
  • Perform lab maintenance tasks and cleaning;
  • Assist in maintaining sample integrity by following sample storage procedures;
  • Follow all the applicable Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Study documentation and GCP and any other applicable guidelines;
  • Work as a member of a team;
  • Responsible for organising own time and resources in an optimal fashion, with some guidance;
  • Proactively review the schedule and ensure that all assigned tasks are completed, flagging any issues to the Laboratory Operations Manager;
  • Responsible for the delivery of GCP compliant study data for the samples being processed or assayed;
  • Assist with storage and tracking of samples, develop an understanding of HTA legislation;
  • Assist with production of sample kits and sample label production
  • Support senior members of staff in the planning and delivery of clinical studies;
Skills & Experiences:
  • 1st Degree in relevant scientific subject (2:1 or above preferable) or equivalent
  • Previous experience working to GCP standards and MHRA standards in a clinical trial environment
  • Experience working within a CRO or pharmaceutical company
  • Experience working within a virology or biomedical lab

Research Assistant
hVIVO Services Limited
Whitechapel, United Kingdom
Yamin Khan
$5 to $25 million (USD)
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

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