Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Management · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Laboratory Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation £17,000 – 22,000 per annum, dependent on experience

OXGENE are seeking an experienced Laboratory Technician to provide provide support and assistance with the day to day running of the laboratories providing support to the commercial and research-based project groups at OXGENE. You will be responsible for general upkeep of the laboratories including equipment upkeep, stock control, hazardous waste management and plasmid production. You will work closely with the Laboratory Manager, Quality Management Team, and other colleagues to ensure all aspects of the laboratories are run to a high standard and meet our quality standards. An ability to follow key processes at high throughput is essential, as is time management, work ethic and working under pressure.


 Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the Laboratory Management Group and colleagues on general running and upkeep of Central Services Laboratory
  • Providing reagents and media to all groups in line with project needs
  • Carrying out and logging calibration & maintenance of equipment in line with quality standards
  • Preparing plasmid DNA at small and large scale using automated and non-automated platforms
  • Assisting with sample storage and fridge & freezer upkeep throughout the company
  • Assist with proper waste management including hazardous waste in line with regulations
  • Stock management including goods in, stock take and goods out
  • Daily running of autoclaves
  • Management of laboratory gasses
  • Other appropriate duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • A-Levels in a scientific subject (ideally biology) or bachelor’s degree in a scientific subject 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with different departments
  • Excellent organisational skills 


  • Previous experience of working in a similar role in a laboratory setting
  • Experience of carrying out calibration and day to day maintenance on laboratory equipment such as pipettes, balances, water baths, centrifuges etc.
  • Demonstrable previous experience of preparing reagent & media in laboratory setting
  • Working in a laboratory setting to quality standards such as ISO:9001



  • 25 days of annual leave, rising to 30 days with service and a day off on your birthday  
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Pension Scheme with up to 7% employer contribution
  • Private medical insurance as a benefit in kind
  • A friendly and flexible working environment 


OXGENE redefines possible in mammalian cell engineering. Our technology platforms and expert solutions accelerate the discovery, development and manufacture of cell and gene therapies.

We address some of the most important and challenging questions in modern biology within gene therapy, antibody-based therapeutics and CRISPR / gene editing.

Our technologies enable precise and robust mammalian cell engineering. Our automation and informatics driven approaches mean we solve the problems that no-one else can to advance the delivery of new therapeutics.

Notes to all applicants 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Laboratory Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £17,000 – 22,000 per annum, dependent on experience