Summary of the job roleLaboratory Technician - Entry Level Opportunity The Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus, Warrington, Cheshire Are you looking to embark on a rewarding career as a Laboratory Technician? Want to learn, grow and help a pioneering company abolish animal testing? If so, we’d love to hear from you. About Us We’re XCellR8, an award-winning organisation that is dedicated to developing animal-free testing solutions for the cosmetics and chemical industries. We’re committed to excellence, delivering extraordinary, exemplary work and going the extra mile to achieve outstanding results. We’re now looking for a Laboratory Technician to join us at the Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus in Warrington. The Benefits - Salary of £16,000 - £20,000 - Pension - Increase your experience as part of a passionate team - 25 days’ holiday - Free parking Born from a great idea and a passion for animal welfare, XCellR8 has become a world leader in our field and we’re constantly pushing boundaries to find animal-free, cutting-edge testing solutions. We provide the ideal environment in which to start your scientific career. With a reputation for our innovative approach, we have a Good Laboratory Practice certification, as well as awards from renowned beauty brand Lush and industry support organisations, Bionow and Chemicals North West. You will have the chance to significantly increase your skill-set and support important work that’s providing a more ethical and accurate alternative to animal testing. The Role As a Laboratory Technician, you’ll support our scientific activities by facilitating the smooth running of our lab. In this exciting role, you’ll work closely with Scientists and other team members to support our in vitro studies, which are used to determine the safety and efficacy of customers’ test items. Some of your duties will involve: - Maintaining the lab and its equipment - Helping to maintain human cell cultures - Monitoring equipment temperature and liquid Nitrogen levels - Carrying out stock checks and ordering supplies - Recording and analysing data About You While no experience is required, to join us as a Laboratory Technician, you’ll need: - An interest and commitment to the development and use of in vitro alternatives to animal testing - The ability to understand and accurately work in-line with GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) - Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel - Strong communication skills - Excellent attention to detail It would be great if you had a degree level qualification in a life sciences subject or experience in this area, but this isn’t essential. Previous experience of a GLP environment would also be an advantage. Other companies may call this role Lab Technician, Trainee Laboratory Technician, Trainee Lab Testing Analyst, Junior Laboratory Testing Analyst, Junior Lab Analyst, Lab Assistant or Laboratory Assistant. Webrecruit and XCellR8 are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applications for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if you want to build an exciting career as a Laboratory Technician, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.