Laboratory Assistant

  • Confidential
  • Glasgow, UK
  • 05 Nov, 2021
Seasonal Biotech Science

Job Description

Our client, a highly respected Higher Education establishment based in the West End of Glasgow, requires a Laboratory Assistant on a short term temporary basis. The salary for the position is £9.30 per hour. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.00pm

Main purpose of role:
To support teaching & research by being part of a team supplying a media, sterilisation and wash-up service to various areas of the College.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
To be a member of the laboratory support team which provides a media, sterilisation, biological waste disposal and wash-up service
Collect contaminated glassware on a daily basis for hand washing, machine washing and sterilising as required
Operation of autoclaves and industrial washing machines
Monitoring deionised water production used for specialised washing machines
Visually checking all items of glassware making sure they are meticulously clean. Also repairing any chipped glassware using a Bunsen burner
Cleaning glassware to a very high standard. Preparing media when required
Keeping records of various items for charging
Organising the collection and recording of lab coats from various areas for launderingKey Skills and Requirements:
Competence in use of English and Arithmetic
A flexible and enthusiastic attitude
Self-motivated and able to manage time efficiently
High level of communication with customers
IT skills for ordering and for making labels
Ability to operate various laboratory equipment and high degree of forward planning
Strong ability to work as part of a team
Flexibility- willing to work in different wash up areas as required
Willingness to participate in training and acquire new skills