BioGrad biobank
BioGrad biobank

Vacancy

Job Description

Laboratory Technician – Biobank Sample Consolidator
SALARY:£12.64 per hour
CONTRACT:Zero Hour/Casual Worker
Reports to: Biobank Manager
ROLE PURPOSE / SUMMARY: To support learners with enquiries, bookings, payments, transfers and activities and provide effective communications with the whole of the Education team.
Biobanking North west

Main RESPONSIBILITIES

The specimen management team is responsible for the day-to-day management of specimen shipments, specimen handling and specimen logging. Specimens are biological samples collected from humans and are a valuable resource for researchers.

PRE-SPECIMEN RECIEPT

  • Track incoming shipments and inform supervisor of any changes in expected timelines and or challenges/issues identified.
  • Upon early receipt of shipping manifest for frozen specimens, perform thorough checks of the manifest in accordance with quality control methods.
  • Highlight and resolve any queries related to the shipment manifest and ensure correct filing of the document and associated information/communications for traceability.

SPECIMENT RECIEPT DISPATCH

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Ensure performance of early acceptance checks and controls such as downloading and filing of temperature control information and sample leakage.
  • Ensure complete traceability of sample receipt and sample handling information including maintaining and filing records correctly.
  • Ensure specimen are logged into the Biobank according to internal procedures and stored at the correct temperature. This may include data entry into Excel spreadsheets and/or electronic sample management systems.
  • Inform supervisor of any issues or queries that may compromise sample integrity and/or traceability.
  • Maintain storage location upkeep by carrying out scheduled sample reconciliation.
  • Upon request retrieve specimens for clients or sample analysis ensuring full traceability
  • Carry out any additional tasks as directed by your supervisor.
  • Work in accordance with local health and Safety regulations

  • Ensure at all times that you follow the principle of uncompromised sample integrity and full sample traceability – report any issues faced immediately to your supervisor.

Person Specification

Skills

Company Benefits

35 days Holiday per annum pro rata
Employee Assistance Programme
Benefits Available after 1 years’ Service.
House Loan Scheme –   down payment on new home
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Package
Enhanced Sickness and Absence Pay
Enhanced holiday package after 5 years and 10 years’ service

Apply Now

If you are interested in this job position, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@biograd.co.uk