Research Support Assistant (12 month fixed term contract)
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We are currently recruiting for a Research Support Assistant to join the Platform Research Group for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. The purpose of this role is to provide essential laboratory activities and services supporting the scientific work being conducted
Your responsibilities in this role would be:
Ensure laboratory cleaning tasks are being conducted in accordance with the agreed schedule reporting non-compliance to the Research Laboratory Coordinator.
Cleaning laboratory areas and equipment when applicable.
Placing consumable orders for items not supplied by LMT such as cold chain supplies.
Assisting lab users to comply with waste regulations and liaise with LMT to ensure compliance.
Ensure continuation of consumable and reagent supplies by co-ordinating with LMT and supply chain, reporting any supply issues to the Research Laboratory Coordinator.
Responsible for new equipment registration, requesting equipment repairs and being a point of contact for routine servicing.
Conduct routine facility clearing to facilitate 5s organisation.
Conduct routine cleaning of cold storage units including a yearly defrost cycle for freezers.
Assist the Research Laboratory Coordinator in resolving laboratory issues.
Maintaining and updating laboratory information folders.
Maintain reagent stocks, consisting of reagent preparation and aliquots.
Support research sample management by maintaining records and databases and facilitating the use of barcodes by users.
Maintenance of routine cell cultures, if applicable.
Maintain the restriction enzyme database, ordering in new enzymes when requested.
Provide support to the team on basic molecular biology tasks when applicable and if time.
Provide support to the team for basic analytical assays, when applicable and if time.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:
GCSE qualifications or equivalent in Maths, English and Science
The candidate must have strong organisational skills to coordinate independent activities in many different facilities
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent attention to detail
Experience of working in a laboratory environment would be desirable
A good scientific knowledge base would be an advantage
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