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Kickstart - Lab Assistant

Type: Temporary
Salary: £4.62 - £8.91
Benefits: None
Job Ref: SW18804
Posted: 28/04/2021Apply Now

Job Description

We have an excellent Kickstart placement, for a young person who has a keen interest in Science and would like to work in a Laboratory in Bristol

Eligibility for the role:

  • Aged between 16 and 24
  • Unemployed and looking for work
  • On universal Credit
  • Have a Science degree (or high level of education/previous laboratory experience)

If you have answered “Yes” to the above then you could be working, for the next 6 months, with Zentraxa!

Zentraxa is an exciting new spin-out from the University of Bristol. They are focused on precision bioengineering to produce peptides with predictable properties, tailored to purpose.

The Laboratory Assistants will support the smooth running of the laboratories by ensuring that the laboratories are set up correctly and maintained.

Responsibilities will  include:

  • Keeping the laboratories clean and tidy
  • Maintaining equipment and supplies within the laboratory including the ordering of new items.
  • Recording of data and ensuring clear labelling according to H&S regulations
  • Basic Health & Safety for the laboratory and that processes and procedures are being adhered to at all times
  • Prepping of glassware and laboratory equipment
  • Monitoring Equipment to ensure it's operating smoothly and being serviced regularly  - logging use of equipment
  • Working with Scientists to support them with specific areas of work

The role is ideally suited to a graduate with a Science related degree or a person with excellent  Science grades or previous wet lab experience. You will need to be physically fit and able as a lot of the time will be standing

This Kickstart placement will start on 25 hours per week but hours may be extended and it could lead to a more permanent opportunity. NMW plus holiday, free parking. 


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