Laboratory Assistant - Vacancy - Richmond Phamacology

Laboratory Assistant

£25,000 pa
London Bridge

Richmond Pharmacology have an entry-level opening for a Laboratory Assistant. The role is likely to suit a recent graduate who ideally has some experience within a working laboratory. This is an excellent chance to kick-start your career and gives you the opportunity to gain considerable lab experience while receiving training in the context of a modern, commercial laboratory.


To assist in the processing of laboratory samples according to study protocols, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and all other relevant guidelines
To assist in the maintenance, accuracy and accessibility of all documentation related to the processing of laboratory samples
To order laboratory supplies after discussion with the Laboratory Manager, and to ensure that supplies are ordered in a timely manner
To assist in maintaining service and maintenance records of all laboratory equipment and to ensure that all equipment is serviced and ready for use
To assist in liaising with external laboratories regarding sample shipment and to ensure all shipment documentation is maintained and filed
To assist in the screening for Drugs of Abuse, to order all supplies, to keep complete records/documentation that are easily accessible
To assist in the processing, storage, shipment, maintenance of stock levels and record keeping for the collection of Drug Free Plasma
To be familiar with all relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ICH GCP guidelines and to adhere to them at all times
To co-operate with the Training Department and the Quality Assurance and Monitoring Departments in the maintenance of records for the preparation of audits, inspections and other visits
To liaise with all other departments to ensure the smooth conduct of all clinical trials
To manage the laboratory in absence of Laboratory Manager
To maintain good, friendly and professional relationships internally and externally
To be up to date with all relevant training at all times

Working Hours

40 hours per week exclusive of a daily break of 30 minutes to an hour.  Longer working hours may sometimes be required to meet deadlines.  The Research Unit often functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the role will operate to a shift which can include night shifts and weekend shifts.


The role will report to the Laboratory Manager and, ultimately, to the Medical Director.

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