Laboratory Operations Technician

Guildford, UK

ANGLE is a world-leading liquid biopsy company with offices in Guildford (UK), Toronto (Canada) and Philadelphia (US). ANGLE’s proven patent protected liquid biopsy platform products have the potential to be used in cancer diagnostics to enable early, accurate identification of an individual’s condition for the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of disease.

With 1 in 2 UK people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime*, ANGLE’s liquid biopsy technologies have the potential to help clinicians select the most appropriate drugs and therapies for an individual patient. As such, our technologies support the development of Precision Medicine.

In 2021 we opened GCLP compliant clinical laboratories in Guildford (UK) and Philadelphia (USA) to provide “pharma services” for cancer drug trials and, once the labs are accredited, laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for patient management. The pharma services business offers dynamic analysis of patient condition before, during and after the patient receives the drug, assessing both CTCs and CTC clusters recovered from a simple blood test. We are also pursuing an FDA product clearance for the Parsortix system and have submitted a full De Novo submission, which is currently in substantive review with FDA.

*Source: Cancer – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our research and development facilities in Guildford, UK are looking for a Laboratory Operations Technician to contribute to the smooth running of the laboratory, providing support to the scientific team, while working in a multi-disciplinary team.

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 to ensure all required stock is maintained at the correct levels.
  • 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 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.
• Strong team player with excellent communication skills.
• Commercially astute and a dynamic, strategic thinker.
• Possess a flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job.
• Ability to multitask and prioritise to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.
• An eye for detail and commitment to high quality data.
• Continuous learner with a keen appetite for cross-disciplinary work.
• A flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job.
• Entrepreneurial thinking and work ethic.

Job Requirements

Due to the nature of the role, our requirement is for this position to be Guildford based, with flexibility to work shift patterns if required.

Join our Team

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. 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 note the position you are interested in, describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

As a member of our excellent and fast-growing team you will receive opportunities for development and a competitive benefits package.

Salary estimate – £19000

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