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Laboratory Technician 1 - Leeds

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21d ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • You must have lab experience, familiarity with basic techniques and equipment. Teamwork, adaptability, and attention to detail are crucial for success.
  • You will support Phase 1 clinical trials by processing samples, documenting results, maintaining equipment, and ensuring safety standards. Experience real-time research and make an impact on patient lives worldwide.

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  • These are office-based, full-time and permanent jobs, working hours are 37 hours per week, five days over seven.
  • You will be required to work a mix of shifts, including weekend, twilight and night (compensated with flexi time or overtime pay.)


  • You bring some experience in a laboratory setting and are familiar with basic laboratory techniques, procedures, equipment and instrumentation.
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.
  • Nice to have:
  • Previous experience with Electronic Data Capture and/or Veeva
  • Experience working in ICH-GCP, cGMP and/or GLP settings.
  • We are also open to consider recent graduates from Life Sciences or any recent Lab Tech experience. The important thing for us is you are familiar with an environment that is:
  • Fast paced: where no deviations from the study protocol are allowed, and not meeting a timeline for even few minutes will create a quality issue.
  • Changing priorities constantly asking you to prioritize and adapt on the spot.
  • Teamwork and people skills are essential for the study to run smoothly
  • Attention to detail focused where accuracy in data collection and analysis is vital to be successful
  • Technology based. We collect our data directly into an electronic environment.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Learn. And grow. No two days will be the same because you will be exposed to a wide variety of Therapeutic Indications and study types (ascending dose, first-in-human, food effect, drug to drug interactions, radiolabeled human AME, etc.)
  • The core of your work will be supporting Phase 1 clinical trials. All our teams in Drapers Yard live to answer one question: is the drug safe? Under this framework, you will:
  • Conduct sample processing and dispatch according to study specific instructions and to the highest possible quality, specially: blood, urine, fecal and vomit samples, and process and dispatch of lab´s safety samples
  • Deliver quality data and document results from processing on time, in strict accordance with relevant protocols, Lab Manuals, SOPs, and in compliance with ICH/GCP
  • Recognize deviations from expected results (as per protocol or Lab Manual) and follows up appropriately.
  • Assist with Study Set up (tubes, labels, right chemicals, etc)
  • Perform inventory of reagents and supplies to ensure uninterrupted operations
  • Handle hazardous materials, reagents and chemicals in a safe manner in accordance with laboratory policy and procedure
  • Maintenance of equipment: wash laboratory glassware and maintain general laboratory cleanliness
  • You will work with the clinical trial participants next door! Under the same roof, we have: the clinic, a cutting-edge cGMP pharmacy and a state-of-the-art Lab.
  • Supporting these functions we also have all elements of the full Clinical Pharmacology Service including data management, project management, medical and scientific, regulatory affairs, statistics and biometrics all of which provides you with a hands on opportunity to develop your career within Fortrea.
  • You will witness firsthand the dosing and safety research as they are being investigated in real time. When the drug you worked with gets approved, you know you´ll touch many patient´s lives around the world.


Work type

Full time

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