Glasswash Technician

In the Crick's Glasswash Team - 2.

Part of Crick Operations.

The Glasswash team collects, cleans, sterilises and re-stock thousands of items of scientific glassware used in research on a monthly basis. Reporting to one of the Glasswash Supervisors, the role involves working closely with other members of the Glasswash and Media Preparation team and with scientists and laboratory managers within their areas of responsibility.
Deadline for applications has passed.

Key information

Job reference
R870
Salary
£22,400 - £25,594, subject to skills and experience
Applications closed
09 August 2022, 23:59 BST
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 26 July 2022

Job title:

  • Glasswash Technician

Reports to:

  • Glasswash supervisor

Contact term:

  • This is a full-time, fixed term (6 month) on Crick terms and conditions of employment.

Summary

The Glasswash team will collect, clean, sterilise and re-stock thousands of items of scientific glassware used in research on a monthly basis.

Reporting to one of the Glasswash Supervisors, your role will involve working closely with other members of the Glasswash and Media Preparation team and with scientists and laboratory managers within your areas of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

Every day more than 4000 items of laboratory glassware are expected to pass through the Crick's central Glasswash section for cleaning and sterilisation. As a Glasswash Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Collecting used glassware from laboratories in a safe and efficient manner
  • Cleaning and sterilisation of glassware
  • Preparation of sterile research materials (e.g. Eppendorf tubes, Pasteur pipettes)
  • Restocking laboratory supply cupboards
  • Ad Hoc sterilisation of large laboratory items (e.g. incubator racks)
  • Liaising with research staff over supply levels and quality of clean glass
  • Operating in compliance with Health & Safety requirements
  • Maintaining good operational state of key equipment and the working environment
  • Assisting the Media Preparation team as required

KEY EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following:

Essential

  • Basic literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE Maths and English at grade A-C or equivalent)
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills and an excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own time
  • Ability to cover significant distances throughout the building over the course of the day and to perform some moderate lifting/manual handling tasks

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a scientific or healthcare setting
  • Awareness of laboratory hazards
  • Familiarity with sterilisation equipment (ovens, autoclaves)