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Biomedical Assistant


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5-8 month contract - Full Time We're currently seeking Exeter based Biomedical Assistants to work within a high output laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme. The laboratories advise and safely support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. By streamlining the testing process, we can provide rapid, on-site, government certified test results for the benefit of public health, individuals, and corporate entities. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth. Your responsibilities: Perform basic laboratory analytical assays or techniques according to Standard Operating Procedures Sample reception duties including receiving, sorting, labelling, bar coding and racking of samples on arrival Load samples onto centrifuges, pre-analytical automation, or other sample preparation equipment. File, archive and retrieve samples, dispatch samples to referral sites as appropriate Perform general house-keeping duties including safe disposal of waste, general cleaning and tidying, stock management and stores duties. Perform basic laboratory equipment cleaning and maintenance Work flexibly and undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as required This role requires the following skills/experience/qualifications: Essential Minimum of 1 Science A-Level (or Equivalent) Previous experience working in a laboratory Sample set-up and preparation -Manual pipetting, plate preparation A courteous manner Good communication skills Good attention to detail IT/Keyboard Skills Ability to follow specific instructions Ability to work productively within a team Ability to write legibly and unambiguously Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures relative to the role Ability to carry out lifting and handling of laboratory items In return: As well as a competitive rate of pay of £12.82 / hour Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, may be a requirement for this to extend to shift work between 8am - 8pm WORKING CONDITIONS The post holder will work generally in a laboratory environment and may be required to sit or stand at the bench for prolonged periods. It is expected that the role will involve light to moderate physical effort. The post holder will be exposed to potentially infectious pathological samples on a daily basis with occasional exposure to other risks e.g. chemical encountered in the laboratory. This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome. This job advertisement refers to an assignment with NHS Test and Trace. The Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace so you will be employed on a fixed term employment basis with an Employing Agency within the Impellam Group and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace. Employing Agencies belonging to the Impellam Group include SRG, Medacs, Lorien and Blue Arrow. Contractual employment terms and conditions will be set out by the Employing Agency
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