Technician - Tissue Culture | CRO - R&D

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
04 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Compass Life Sciences are working with an exciting specialist clinical research organization (CRO) which focus on testing novel pre-clinical monoclonal antibodies to combat graft versus host disease.   
This Newcastle based company offers immuno-toxicology assay services and technical consultancy within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and cosmetics industries through a unique technology. 
The expanding company are looking for an experienced technician to join the team.      
The role  
Support daily laboratory operations of the company with regards to R&D and client-based studies and requires a broad understanding of the laboratory operations, provide practical and technical support for scientists ensuring that equipment is functioning properly and is ready to use, and that the right materials/apparatus are available and prepared when required. The role will involve supporting the  Scientific Manager in writing and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures including supporting the maintenance of relevant policies, procedures and guidelines so that the compliance status of the company is maintained on an on-going basis to meet ISO quality standards.  You will support the Scientific Manager in ensuring the daily smooth running of lab services and Health and Safety policies are adhered to. You will also be responsible for delivery of tasks delegated R&D projects and provide support for completion of client studies.       
Support for the preparation and maintenance of primary cells from tissue
Support for the preparation and maintenance of secondary cell lines including conducting regular purity (mycoplasma) and identity testing
Ensuring all processes are in line with current company quality and safety guidelines
Support the Scientific Manager to ensure that laboratory safety regulations and necessary precautions and requirements are met.
Ensure that laboratories and equipment are kept clean and tidy, including checking equipment for safety and advising staff of safety aspects of particular experiments.
Support the management of ordering system
Ensuring all work is performed to ISO9001 and all work is completed in accordance with these standards
Optimisation and development of cell culture methods in collaboration with the Scientific Manager & other scientific staff.
Supervising cell culture including training and induction where appropriate
Support the management of frozen cell stocks and cell bank archives
Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by the line manager.
Work with attention to detail and to high standard when delivering client studies
Maintain documents and records accurately
Report records of breakages and health & safety issues to Senior Technician and filing, catalogue systems and price lists are kept up to date.
Time management skills
Able to perform multifunctional roles
Support the arrangement of safe disposal of chemical, biological and radio-active waste observing appropriate safety and environmental considerations.
Support the control of stock and annual stock check and the development and maintenance of a computerised stock control system.
Support the Scientific Manager in ensuring that statutory records of poisons, inflammable liquids, alcohol, and radio-active materials are maintained and that all materials are correctly labelled.
To ensure that statutory checks on electrical equipment are carried out when required and to maintain general equipment in good order.
Show a flexibility approach to working hours and be willing to work out of hours when required
Apply continuous improvement
Extensive tissue culture experience and tissue sectioning and staining expertise. 
Working within a commercial environment 
If this position fits with your skills and aspirations apply now. To find out more contact Zoe Pindar-Ark at or +44(0)161 870 8996          
Alternatively, recommend someone you think is suitable. Compass Associates Ltd trading as Compass Life Sciences is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 worth of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful recommendation.

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