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Laboratory Assistant

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    Guildford

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Overview

ANGLE is a world leading liquid biopsy company with sample-to-answer solutions. ANGLE’s proven patent protected circulating tumor cell (CTC) harvesting technology is known as the Parsortix® system.   ANGLE’s Parsortix® system is FDA cleared for its intended use in metastatic breast cancer and is currently the first and only FDA cleared medical device to harvest intact circulating cancer cells from blood.

The Parsortix system enables a liquid biopsy (a simple blood test) to be used to provide the circulating metastatic breast cancer cells to the user in a format suitable for multiple types of downstream analyses.  The system is based on a microfluidic device that captures cells based on a combination of their size and compressibility.  The system is epitope independent and can capture all phenotypes of CTCs (epithelial, mesenchymal and EMTing CTCs) as well as CTC clusters in a viable form (alive).  CTCs harvested from the system enable a complete picture of a cancer to be seen; as being an intact cell they allow DNA, RNA and protein analysis as well as cytological and morphological examination and may provide comparable analysis to a tissue biopsy in metastatic breast cancer. Because CTC analysis is a non-invasive process, unlike tissue biopsy, it can be repeated as often as needed. This is important because cancer develops and changes over time and there is a clear medical need for up-to-date information on the status of a patient’s tumor. In addition, the live CTCs harvested by the Parsortix system can be cultured, which offers the potential for testing tumor response to drugs outside the patient.

 

Join our Team:

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our team in Guildford are looking for a Laboratory Operations Technician (or Laboratory Assistant) contributes to the smooth running of the laboratory, providing support to the scientific team, while working in a multi-disciplinary team.

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas.

We are always in search of potential employees who share our vision and want to make a difference today. In your submission, please describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for quality and regulatory compliance of work undertaken
  • Perform stock check of materials to ensure that the laboratory has everything it needs to carry out its day-to-day operations
  • Contribute to the running of the laboratory facility, including placing orders and processing goods to ensure all required stock is maintained at the correct levels
  • Support laboratory in performing maintenance on Parsortix instruments following correct documentation
  • Support laboratory staff by picking-up, cleaning, washing, and distributing glassware
  • Support cleaning of laboratory as required
  • Prepare solutions for Scientists within R&D and Manufacturing departments
  • Ensure all equipment and consumables are labelled correctly in accordance with laboratory Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Support in arranging for equipment to be calibrated and/or serviced, as and when required
  • Support in temperature monitoring of ANGLE laboratories
  • Support all aspects of Laboratory Management in a variety of tasks both in and out of the lab as and when required by line manager; to include but not limited to laboratory administration and operations support
  • Handle hazardous materials, reagents and chemicals in a safe manner in accordance with laboratory policy and procedures
  • Work in accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP’s), ensuring adherence to Health & Safety standards and cleanliness in the laboratory area, as well as other laboratory standards
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc tasks as required

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • Educated to A Level standard. However, we do not ask for any formal qualifications or experience as full training will be provided.
  • An eye for detail and commitment to high quality data
  • A flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job

Job Requirements:

  • Due to the nature of the role, our requirement is for this position to be Guildford based, office hours, five days per week.

As a member of our highly skilled team you will receive opportunities for training and development and a competitive benefits package.

Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

Furthermore, please be advised that if you submit an application to us for this position, your application and personal details will be processed in accordance with our Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates.

 

Important notice to Employment Businesses/ Agencies:

ANGLE does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact our ANGLE recruitment team to obtain prior written authorisation before referring any candidates. In the absence of such written authorisation being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ANGLE. ANGLE shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Important notice to Employment Businesses/Agencies

ANGLE does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact our ANGLE recruitment team to obtain prior written authorisation before referring any candidates. In the absence of such written authorisation being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ANGLE. ANGLE shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

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