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Almac Group

Laboratory Scientist

The Company

The Almac Group is a family of six business units: Almac Clinical Services, Almac Clinical Technologies, Almac Diagnostics, Almac Discovery, Almac Pharma Services and Almac Sciences. An award winning organisation and employer headquartered in Craigavon we also have additional facilities across the UK, the USA, Singapore and Japan.

Everything we do supports our core vision: to be the leader in the generation of superior solutions for the advancement of human health. We do this through our four core values: outstanding quality, superlative customer focus, exceptional innovation and inspirational people.

Working at Almac is exciting, sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Over a period of sustained global growth spanning in excess of 45 years, the diligence and dedication of our 3700 strong family have made our company the success that it is today. Together we make an invaluable difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning.

Be part of something big. Be part of something special. Be part of Almac.

The Role

Working as part of the operations team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for overseeing and performing molecular biological 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.

We have multiple positions available across three departments in our Diagnostics division; Assay Development and Validation Unit, Biomarker Discovery Unit and Clinical Testing Unit.

The working hours for these positions are two rotating shifts: two weeks 7am - 3.30 pm followed by 2 weeks 10am -6.30pm.

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Molecular Biology or related life sciences discipline
  • Experience in performing and coordinating genomic tests in a regulated laboratory environment
  • Integral working knowledge of high throughput genomic technologies, in particular DNA microarray, qPCR and/or Next Generation Sequencing.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in all work undertaken
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to manage timescales
  • Proven ability to organise, plan and prioritise tasks within a high volume, varied workload
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively 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)

  • Post-graduate qualification with chemical, physical or biological science as the major subject
  • Supervisory experience in a regulated (e.g. ISO 17025, ISO 15189, CPA, GCP) laboratory environment
  • Experience in implementing new genomic technologies
  • Experience in troubleshooting laboratory techniques

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

To apply

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Facts and figures

Job/scheme locations: 
Craigavon
Application deadline: 
21/02/2017
Closing date: 
Specific date
Start date: 
Specific date
Start date: 
02/2017
Starting salary: 
Competitive
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
No
Region: 
County Antrim
Sectors: 
Science, research and development