Genomics Laboratory Assistant - Ayr, Scotland

Our team supports the European, Middle Eastern, African & Indian (EMEAI) territories for NEOGEN, a top performing NASDAQ listed business employing around 1800 people worldwide. NEOGEN specialises in solutions for animal and food safety offering a diverse range of products and services for the agriculture, animal protein, food and beverage industries.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Assistant to join the Genomics department of our award-winning business at Auchincruive near Ayr.

Our Genomics team continues to expand at a rapid pace and this is an excellent time to join a highly successful business with fantastic growth and development opportunities.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisors, undertake laboratory duties as directed.
  • Assist with the movement of samples within the laboratory including lab storage, long term storage and sample pulls.
  • Perform calibration, maintenance and cleaning of lab equipment.
  • Participate in ancillary laboratory duties including daily, weekly and monthly cleans, waste management and stock management.
  • Where required and in accordance with laboratory SOPs & the ISO17025 standard, assist in sample reception and sample preparation.
  • Follow standard operating procedures and as and when required, raise change requests to ensure that all documents are accurate reflections of actual practice.
  • Maintain accurate records of all Genomics activities as directed by the Laboratory Managers.
  • Maintain an awareness and compliance with NEOGEN Europe’s Health and Safety policy and any other relevant legal requirements.
  • Any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Relevant HNC or equivalent/above desirable
  • Previous experience desirable
  • Good administrative skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office packages
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines while producing work of a high standard and accuracy
  • Ability to multi task
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing organisation. Company benefits include: service linked holidays, contributory pension scheme, complementary life insurance, share purchase scheme, cycle2work scheme, employee assistance programme and competitive salary.

If you are motivated by the above positions and you have the relevant skills and experience and are ready for an interesting, full time, permanent job with great job satisfaction then submit your CV and covering letter to explaining what makes you stand out from the crowd!