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Scientific Technician Job Oppertunity

OET seeks to recruit an experienced technician to join us at the Bioinnovation Hub, Gipsy Lane, Headington.  This will be a key role in supporting contract service projects for customers and an externally funded research and development project developing vaccines for animal diseases.

Scientific Technician

Full-time or part-time (negotiable)

Starting salary from £28,778 according to experience

Essential skills

●        Experience in molecular biology and modern  biological research techniques including aseptic technique and cell culture

●        Experience with SDS PAGE, PCR and protein analysis preferred

●        Ability to keep accurate records and lab notebooks

●        Ability to assist with a range of techniques such as making up solutions and buffers, pH adjustment and centrifugation of biological samples

●        Experience of stock control, ordering lab items, maintaining equipment and organising servicing contracts

●        Ability to work independently and within a team environment

●        Excellent teamwork and communication skills, and attention to detail

●        Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and Google Docs

Other preferred skills

●        Experience in virology (mammalian and/or insect)

●        Recombinant protein expression system: bacterial, mammalian and/or insect

●        An interest in vaccine development for human or veterinary applications


Key Contract Terms

●        37.5 h/week for full-time; three-year contract

●        3 month probation period; 1 week notice during probation, 1 month thereafter

●        25 days paid holiday per annum, pro rata (based on Jan to Dec period) plus English bank holidays and 1-2 Company days at Christmas/New Year

●        Company Pension scheme with auto enrolment: 5% employee, 5% OET

●        BUPA membership plan


To apply: Send a CV and covering letter to Linda King: by 5pm on Monday 8th January 2024. 

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