Medical Laboratory Assistant

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 Medical Laboratory Assistant specialising in contributing to the smooth running of the laboratory and providing technical support to the scientific team.

You will be a Medical Laboratory Assistant who can apply expertise in a laboratory-based environment, working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Processing of samples using novel and established technologies.
  • Setting-up and running maintenance protocols in machines, keeping good use of equipment.
  • Loading and scanning of delicate specimens into high precision microscopes.
  • Contribute to the running of laboratory facilities, including reception and unpacking of deliveries, formulating buffers and other solutions, and cleaning/disinfection activities.
  • Contribute to the management of stock, checking levels of reagents and consumables.
  • Data entry and other clerical duties.
  • Participate in the run of audits and experiments, when needed.
  • Report to seniors.
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc tasks as required, which may involve short walk distances.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • University degree is recommended but not necessary.
  • Background in science is required.
  • 1-2 years of working experience is desired.
  • Willing to work with blood samples.
  • Able to work unsupervised, once fully trained.
  • Understand and undertake the absolute principle of confidentiality.
  • Flexible and adaptable to constant change and fast-paced environments.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work 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.

Join our Team

Due to the nature of the role, our requirement is for this position to be Guildford based.

You will be required to work 35 hours per week flexibly within a shift system, typically covering the hours 11am – 7pm, Monday to Friday, with flexibility to work weekend days (on a rotation system) where required.

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 – £21000

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