Lab Technician

Genetic Microdevices Limited

Position: Lab Technician

Background: Degree in biology related subject and/or related experience

Location: Kingston upon Thames, London, England

Duration: 1 year fixed term, extendable

Starting: ASAP

Contact: Dr Dimitrios Sideris

Genetic Microdevices Ltd offers the opportunity for a young technician to work with an exciting technology for Biological Analysis, based on a proprietary microfluidic chip.

The company is seeking an inspired Lab Technician with the following responsibilities:

  • To design and execute runs of the instrument
  • To assess the performance of the prototype and propose improvements to the team

This is an interdisciplinary position that requires a combination of skills. The candidate is not required to have all the skills listed below; however, he/she will be expected to have deep knowledge of at least one important area of expertise and the desire to learn the others.

Suitable skills are:

  • Experience with analytical techniques such as Electrophoresis
  • Biochemistry/Biology, confidence in handling chemicals
  • Basic understanding of electronics and circuits
  • Moderate programming ability, preferably in C++ and fluent usage of computers

As this is a very hands-on job, the candidate will be expected to have excellent experimental skills. In addition important traits are, his/her ability to work in a team, to be systematic in their experimental approach and to demonstrate research initiative.

The company is located in Southwest London and collaborates with leading UK institutions such as City University and UCL.