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Research Laboratory Assistant

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in research? Do you have experience working in a Lab?

Service Care Solutions are working with our established client to recruit Research Assistant to support a The Laboratory Team in the Surrey area. The successful candidate will primarily work and provide support to the labs for making agar media and using autoclaves.

The contract duration is for 6 months with the likelihood of extension. This is a full-time placement with 37.5 hours available. Part-time applications of 3 Days or more will also be considered.

Shifts: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Surrey

Pay: £16.00 p/h LTD

Bonus: £150 Sign-Up Bonus

Job Purpose - Laboratory Research Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Molecular Techniques:
    • Perform qPCR, PCR, and DNA extraction procedures with precision and accuracy.
    • Maintain proper documentation and records of molecular experiments conducted.
    • Assist in the development and optimisation of molecular protocols as required.
  2. Laboratory Support:
    • Prepare agar media and other necessary solutions with attention to detail and adherence to protocols.
    • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment including autoclaves, ensuring proper functionality and cleanliness.
    • Assist in inventory management, including ordering and restocking of laboratory supplies and reagents.
  3. Quality Assurance:
    • Adhere to established quality control procedures to ensure the reliability and reproducibility of experimental results.
    • Monitor laboratory conditions and equipment calibration to maintain compliance with standard operating procedures.
  4. Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate effectively with fellow research team members, providing support and assistance as needed.
    • Communicate experimental procedures, results, and any issues encountered with supervisors and team members in a clear and timely manner.
  5. Safety and Compliance:
    • Follow laboratory safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for all personnel.
    • Maintain awareness of regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with relevant health and safety standards.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field or equivalent laboratory experience.


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
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  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
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  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency?

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  • £250 Welcome Bonus
  • Up to £750 Referral Bonus