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Laboratory Technician (PDS) Full Time

at PerkinElmer in London (Published at 16-01-2020)

PerkinElmer is looking for

Laboratory Technician (PDS)

Technical Laboratory Services

Ware, UK

Job Responsibilities

  • To perform routine calibration/verification checks on a range of laboratory equipment such as pH meters and balances.

  • Set up and operation of a wide range of standard lab equipment.

  • Prepare aliquot and label a large variety of buffers and reagents.

  • Preparation of QC standards.

  • Prepare materials and equipment for use.

  • Undertake in lab tasks for scientific staff to agreed protocols, e.g., radioactive and environment monitoring, gel plates collection preparation and distribution of analytical or biological samples

  • Cleaning and disinfection of lab equipment such as incubators, hoods and safety cabinets.

  • Maintaining lab stocks such as consumables and solvents as needed.

  • Operate to approved quality standards (e.g., GLP/GMP).

  • Maintain QA systems by keeping accurate records of work undertaken, methods used and results achieved.

  • To ensure safe operation of any equipment used (e.g., balances, pH meters, fume cupboards).

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant working instructions, SOPs and safety instructions.

  • To be responsible for maintaining a tidy and efficient laboratory environment and for ensuring health, safety and compliance standards are met and maintained.

  • To liaise with customer groups to discuss their requirements, agree protocols for new tasks, escalation to Line Manager as required.

  • Planning of own daily tasks.

  • To ensure timely and accurate reporting of data including performance metrics.

  • To perform any other reasonable tasks as requested by the Line Manager.


  • Science background with qualifications to at least ?A? level standard or equivalent (grade C or higher) in a relevant scientific subject. Qualified to GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent in Maths and English.

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment would be an advantage.

  • Good Understanding of COSHH and GXP.

  • Good customer focus.

  • Be self-motivated and able to motivate others.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

  • Experience in working to technical procedures (SOPs, Work Instructions) and safety related documents (Risk Assessments).

  • Computer literate.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

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