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Laboratory Assistant / Lab Administrator

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Job Title: Laboratory Assistant Location: Nantgarw, Cardiff Salary: £18,500 + bonus + substantial benefits Hours: 37.5 hours per week – will need to be flexible to meet business needs Start / Finish time: either 10am-6pm or 7am to 3pm Application Deadline 19th July 1st Stage Telephone interviews 23rd/26th July 2nd Stage Interviews via Teams 30th July We have an opportunity for a Laboratory Assistant to provide support within our Technical & Compliance team. Biocatalysts, winner of the Queen's Award for Innovation, is a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing company based in the UK. We work with our customers, many of which are the top blue-chip food companies, to provide unique enzyme solutions that help them solve process problems, valorise waste, facilitate biochemical reactions or deliver competitive advantage through using a unique product. About the role: You will primarily be responsible for housekeeping activities within our laboratory to include stock controls, making media and buffers, cleaning and waste disposal. You will need to be systematic, well organised, have attention to detail, and work well within a team. You will also need to ensure quality standards are maintained to ensure a safe and clean working lab environment. Key Duties: • Competent in following simple laboratory protocols / work instructions for media, buffer and plate making. • Planning and organising for completion of all the housekeeping activities (including waste disposal and stock level checks). • Calibration activities (including pipettes and balances). • Routine cleaning and maintenance of non-analytical lab equipment • Routine cleaning activities within Micro lab, HEPA room, laboratory and cold room • Communicating with our facilities department for repair of any broken small equipment. • Working flexibly for accommodating out of hours business needs • Carry out the responsibilities stated in the Managing Director's Health & Safety Policy detailed in paragraphs 9 and 10 of his management directives. • Be conversant with and adopt the procedures stated in the Quality & Environmental Management System and its supporting documents About you: Previous experience working or studying within a laboratory setting will be an advantage but is not essential for the role. Ideally, you will possess a relevant NVQ/BTEC Level 2 qualification (or equivalent), and 5 GCSE's or equivalent, (Grade C or above including Maths, Science and English). To accommodate our enzyme development processes and to meet the needs of our customers, you will need to be able to change your normal working hours (with prior notice). Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role. Candidates with experience of: Lab Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, Scientific Assistant, Science Assistant, Lab Administrator, Administrative Support, Laboratory Support, Lab Support, Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator, Administrator, Officer Administrator, Admin Assistant, Office Admin, Office Assistant, Office Associate, Support Administrator, Office Support, General Admin, Administration Clerk, Business Administrator, Office Coordinator, Team Administrator, Business Support Assistant or Administrator may also be considered for this role.

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