Sample Preparation Technician

  • Salary: £15-17 per hour DOE
  • REF Number: 00051695
  • Consultant: Natasha Young
  • Contact: 01246 457739
  • Date Published: 17.09.2021
  • Sector: Pharmaceutical, Vaccines
  • Location: Cambridge, East Anglia
  • Discipline: Microbiology

CK Group are recruiting for a Sample Preparation Technician to join a company in the Pharmaceutical industry at their site based in Cambridge on a contract basis for 6 months.

Within this role flexibility is essential and applicants will be askedto work on shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, Monday-Saturday


  • 15 - £17ph PAYE depending upon experience

Sample Preparation Technician Role:

  • Primary responsibilities will include the removal of specimen transport tubes fromkit packaging according to the safety guidelines outlined in COVID-19 Specimen Receiving SOP, while using necessary PPE.
  • Identifying samples that may be compromised or do not meet established acceptability criteria according to defined processes and procedures will also be a critical part of this role (e.g. not accurately labelled, open tubes, empty tubes etc).
  • Sorting samples as needed into racks and pipette samples into 96 well plates; complete viral inactivation steps and enter required information in a LIMS system.
  • You will receive training on a specific sample preparation procedure that is compatible with the downstream assay method as well as guidance on accurate, safe handling and processing of samples according to a specific COVID-19 Specimen Processing SOP that is applicable.

Your Background:

  • Lab experience with human biological samples
  • Previous experience of aseptic technique preferred.
  • Ability to work shifts, including weekends
  • Excellent attention to detail

Company: Our client is a global pharmaceutical company with a major presence in the UK. Their purpose is to deliver life-changing medicines and to do this they are completely science-led and like to share this with the scientific, healthcare and business communities within the UK.

Location: This Sample Preparation Technician role will be based at our clients site in Cambridge.

Apply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information, please contact Natashaon 01246 457739 or email Please quote reference 51695.

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