Laboratory Scientist

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1378530

 Job Description

Working as part of the operations team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for performing molecular biology analyses as required and to assist in the daily, efficient running of the Almac Diagnostics’ Laboratories.

Job Reference: HRJOB4499

Advertisement Date: 06.12.2018

Closing Date: 06.01.2019 17:00

Job Summary:

Laboratory Scientist

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: TBC

Ref No: HRJOB4499

Business Unit: Diagnostics

Location: Craigavon

Open To: Internal & External Candidates

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role

Working as part of the operations team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for performing molecular biology analyses as required and to assist in the daily, efficient running of the Almac Diagnostics’ Laboratories. 

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Please note the working hours are 2 shifts rotating every 2 weeks:

Shift 1: 07:00- 15:30

Shift 2: 10:00-18:30

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Molecular Biology or related life sciences discipline
  • Practical laboratory experience
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in all work undertaken
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to manage timescales
  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise tasks within a high volume, varied workload
  • Ability to contribute within a team environment
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (to include Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Practical experience in genomic and/or proteomic laboratory techniques
  • Experience working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory setting

Reward

  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply

Apply online at www.almacgroup.com/careers

Closing Date: 06th January 2019 at 17.00 hours