Laboratory Apprentice | Loughborough College

Laboratory Apprentice

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Apprenticeship summary

Scope:

  • Carrying out of routine tasks accurately.
  • Accurate and timely recording of all information pertinent to the task being performed in the relevant Laboratory Worksheets / Notebooks.
  • Following strict safety procedures and safety checks.
  • Clean glassware and equipment.
  • Provide general lab support, maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Report results to operators and management.
  • Maintain and clean equipment.
  • Health and safety awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be expected to comply with company safety policies through proper handling of potentially hazardous material in the workplace.
  • This position will also involve preparing, cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment and instruments used in research experiments.
  • Furthermore you will monitor inventory levels and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • You must have the ability to carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.

Specific activities will include:

  • Preparing amino acids as per standard operating procedures.
  • Preparing amino acids as per method.
  • Maintain fridge stock levels for amino acids.
  • Load and retrieve samples from the FD.
  • Maintaining paperwork in appropriate folders and updating the database.
  • Accepting and checking deliveries and preparing waste for collection.
  • Ensuring that work areas and equipment are clean and tidy at all times.
  • Assist the Lab technician in retrieving solvents from solvent store.
  • Spotting up samples for QC.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping and Safety within the Laboratory.
  • Undertake other tasks as specified to assist the group in meeting its technical and commercial objectives.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment after use and as per schedule in order to enable reliability of the lab and its instrumentation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good practical ability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong literacy and numerical skills.
  • Computer literate.

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking.
  • Loyal & willing to learn new skills.
  • A flexible attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload.

About the employer

Pepceuticals Ltd

We are a bioscience company, manufacturing compounds for research and development.
Apprenticeship Framework:Laboratory Technician
Location:Leicester
Weekly Wage: £131.25
Working Week: Monday to Friday 8:50am – 5:30pm
Apprenticeship duration: 2 years
Possible start date: 29-01-2018
Level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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