Laboratory Technician

Key Forensic Services Coventry United Kingdom Biology
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Company Description

KFS are one of the leading forensic providers in the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality service and building strong working relationships with our customer base. Our team of forensic scientists are experienced in the interpretation and reporting of a wide range of evidence types in support of criminal investigations.


We are passionate about supporting the Criminal Justice system and want to hear from potential employees who share that same passion.


Please read the requirements of the job carefully as your application will be measured against them. Please ensure you have the experience we are looking for. This is a specialist role and as such we will only shortlist those with the relevant experience and attributes.

Position


· Be able to work alone or as part of a team to strict standard operating procedures (in accordance with international standards, including ISO17025 and ISO17020)

· Assist in maintaining fully stocked, DNA clean, laboratories which includes participating in lab cleaning and the environmental monitoring procedure

· Maintain and manage a compliant suppliers list. In addition, ensure purchased stock levels of required consumables are at an optimal level and quality within the site

· Ensure that records (emails, phone calls and all data entries) are clear, concise and accurate as per the required protocol for the task

· Calibration of pipettes, balances and thermometers

· Document temperature control checks, expiry dates, QA passed materials and stock goods received as required

· Preparation of reagents in accordance with strict expiry dates

Ensure that equipment is serviced, calibrated and their records are stored / updated according to QMS guidelines

Requirements

Personal Attributes

· Ability to take on a high level of responsibility

· Highly motivated individual, who approaches work with a positive attitude

· Will be able to work on their own initiative within a documented framework of instruction

· Exceptional attention to detail

· Must be able to work to deadlines

· Ability to produce all work to the highest standard

Well-developed interpersonal skills will be essential


Qualifications & Experience

· Educated to A-level, including a Science subject

Laboratory practical experience, employment or university-based, desirable.

Other information

Terms & Conditions


  • Salary £22,010.56 per annum
  • Hours – 37 per week
  • Holidays – 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays
  • Pension – Contributory
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Retailer discounts
  • Location: COVENTRY


IN ORDER TO PASS OUR STRINGENT SECURITY VETTING YOU MUST HAVE RESIDED IN THE UK FOR THE PREVIOUS 5 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR APPLICATION. WE CANNOT CONSIDER APPLICANTS THAT HAVE NOT LIVED IN THE UK FOR THE PREVIOUS 5 YEARS AND YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.


KFS is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. One of our goals is to work within an environment free from discrimination, harassment and prejudice. We aim to embed this in all of our recruitment and selection policies, procedures and practices.

The closing date for this position is 16 May 2024 at 11:59 but we reserve the right to end the vacancy earlier if we find enough suitable applicants to progress to the next stage.

Interviews are expected to be held on 24th May 2024.