Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Management · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Laboratory Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation Competitive 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:

Essential:

  • 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 


Desirable:

  • 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


About OXGENE™

OXGENE, a WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU) company, develops pioneering technologies to accelerate the discovery and biomanufacture of cell and gene therapies. We recruit only the best from across the globe to join us on our mission. We are focussed on providing our employees with a rich and rewarding work life, developing their skills sets and supporting their own personal aspirations. Our discovery technologies help pioneers advance their CAR-T, CRISPR, capsid or promoter discovery programmes. Our biomanufacturing solutions further accelerate the development and scalable manufacture of lentiviral, AAV or adenoviral vector based therapeutics.


OXGENE Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with service and 8 UK bank/public holidays per annual leave year and a day off on your birthday
  • Pension with salary exchange and generous employer contribution
  • Group life cover
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Private medical insurance with additional wellness benefits (as a benefit in kind)
  • Group Income Protection 


Notes to all applicants: 

To apply please visit our website and complete our application form with a copy of your CV. 


By the start of employment, the successful candidate must have, and be able to demonstrate, permission to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route for candidates.


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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Laboratory Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    Competitive dependent on experience