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Breath Biopsy Laboratory Assistant

Working closely with manufacturing, applications and chemistry/development teams you will be expected to carry out routine analysis and validation of samples using proprietary in-house instrumental techniques.

You will be working in a lab-environment providing a supporting role to the analysis of breath samples hence strict adherence to working procedures and quality standards is a key element of this role

Key Tasks/Accountabilities:

  • Daily management of adsorbent sample tubes
  • Assist with the daily running of TD-GC-MS instrumentation
  • Assist with the routine analysis, validation and data processing of samples as required by the applications team
    Maintaining accurate and up-to-date laboratory records
  • General assistance with the running of clinical laboratory, being responsible for undertaking daily tasks
  • Adherence to ISO9001, ISO13485, GLP, GCLP and other quality systems as required

Competencies & Requirements for the role

  • Delivery focused with the drive and enthusiasm to meet objectives in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Competent self-management skills to allow both structured independent lone working, and integration into project development cycles.
  • Well organised and able to follow quality procedures.

Education & Training

  • Be qualified to degree level in a science related discipline, however a practical background in a laboratory environment may also suffice.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of thermal desorption gas chromatography is desirable
  • Experience of working in a clinical lab environment
  • Experience of method development and experimental validation.
  • Hands-on experience of sample management database and/or essential data entry
  • Working knowledge of thermal desorption gas chromatography is desirable


  • High attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to changing priorities
  • Good data entry skills and able to handle repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work and communicate well within a team
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