Laboratory Technician (Cell Biology & Imaging)

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 Technician (Cell Biology & Imaging) to contribute to the smooth  running of the laboratory and provide technical support to the scientific team. The job is laboratory based working in a multi-disciplinary team. Goals and tasks are agreed weekly with supervisor.

The job holder will learn to follow standard operating procedures and handling instruments and  reagents commonly used in biological labs. Moreover, the job holder will be able to understand the  effects of their technical work supporting the team on weekly group updates.

This position provides invaluable lab experience and teamwork skills, and the opportunity to learn  about and contribute to product development in an industry environment. This is a scientific support  role and will involve repetitive tasks.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Hands-on laboratory work, performing routine instrument maintenance and regular lab  techniques: preparing and processing blood samples using the Parsortix instrument, processing  samples on slides, IF staining and imaging samples using microscopes
  • Contribute to data collection and recording according to ANGLE quality regulations
  • With supervision and support, involved in data processing, analysis and reporting
  • Provide technical support to other members of the team in various programs and projects in  the area of Cell Biology and Imaging
  • Responsible for quality and regulatory compliance of work undertaken
  • Contribute to running laboratory facilities, including receiving and unpacking deliveries, and  adequate storing of them, formulating buffers and maintaining laboratory consumables as  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
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc tasks as required.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • B.Sc. or equivalent in Life Sciences gained on a course that includes practical laboratory work,  or equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. ‘A’ Levels and demonstrable  relevant laboratory experience).
  • Experience of working to strict quality standards such as ISO9001 or preferably ISO3485 would  be an advantage
  • Strong team player
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Due to the nature of the role, our requirement is for this position to be Guildford based, office  hours, five days per week.

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 – £24,240 per annum 

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.

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