Jobs, Apprenticeships & Kickstart

Research Lab Assistant – Biomedical Science - University of Bradford (Kickstart Placement)

Main purpose of the role:

The role will support ongoing research projects in the laboratory. The post holder will perform basic biochemical experiments, routine maintenance of cell culture and provide general laboratory support.

Main Duties:

  • To support ongoing biomedical research by preparing and carrying out standard laboratory tests such as gel electrophoresis, western blotting and immune detection experiments.
  • Maintenance of routine cell culture stocks and the preparation of experimental samples.
  • Preparation and maintenance of basic laboratory stocks such as experimental solutions and the basic maintenance of essential equipment.
  • Accurate recording and documentation of the test results and their analysis.
  • Effective communication of the work and its results with the supervisor, writing reports and learning about relevant scientific and technical methods.

Weekly Wage: Minimum Wage – dependent on age
Employer Name & Location: University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP 
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: 25 Hours per week, Monday to Friday. To be agreed on Appointment.
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1 Vacancy, Ongoing
Duration – Perm / temp: 6 Months

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
  • Excellent written and oral communications–detail focused, accurate and clear
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A Level in Chemistry or Biology

Details of employability support (training opportunities/mentor):

  • Central and local induction
  • On the job training
  • Access to various training courses by University’s People Development Team

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.