Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Odyssey Newcastle (previously Demuris Ltd) is part of a rapidly expanding global biopharmaceutical company located in the “Biosphere” building on the new, city centre “Newcastle Helix” site. The company will be using microbial natural products as a source of new therapeutics across various high value targets in the oncology and immunology disease areas, and is seeking to make multiple new appointments across microbiology, molecular genetics and drug discovery. You will be joining a top-flight, multi-disciplinary team driven to discover new therapeutics and progress them to the clinic and onto the market.

THE POSITION: Microbiology Laboratory Technician

General role and responsibilities:
Duties will include: preparation of solid and liquid bacterial growth media, pouring plates, growth of actinomycete bacterial strains on solid and liquid medium, washing, drying and storage of laboratory glassware, operation of an autoclave, disposing of laboratory waste after autoclaving it, maintenance of laboratory consumable stocks and general cleaning, tidying and organising of the laboratory.

Candidates should possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, awareness of health and safety issues in microbiological laboratories and the ability to work flexibly and adaptably in a busy, high-throughput microbiological laboratory.

Basic qualifications:
The role may suit a candidate possessing relevant industry experience (food, pharmaceutical, biotech, or university laboratory), a recent biological sciences graduate or Masters qualified candidate. However, full training will be provided for specialist aspects of the work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or on the basis of disability.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Odyssey Newcastle, The Biosphere, Draymans Way, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5BX.

Application Instructions: 

Potential candidates are invited to send a CV and covering email to Odyssey Newcastle at the following address:

Mrs Claire Ellis

Application Closing Date: 
15 October