Lonza Biologics Plc

MSAT Technician Scientist Degree Apprenticeship - Lonza - Foundation Degree (Level 5)

Lonza Biologics Plc (Employer)

Cogent Ssc Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,000.00
38.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30 (including one hour unpaid lunch)
39 months (duration)
13 December 2022(start date)
Technician scientist (apprenticeship standard)
4 December 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a great opportunity to begin your career in Science! Whilst working gaining valuable experience in a Laboratory you will also be working towards a foundation degree in Applied Science. There is also potential to progress on to the Laboratory Scientist at the end of this apprenticeship to obtain your BSc.

Responsibilities

Duties will include:

  • Responsible for working positively as part of a dedicated pilot execution team following defined processes in the execution of daily tasks in operating plant equipment and associated analytical technologies
  • Responsible for preparation of media and buffer solutions via written process documentation prepared in collaboration with internal team members 
  • Responsible for ensuring documentation is followed, all data is accurately recorded and that batch datafiles are archived
  • Responsible for supporting the lab areas through inventory management of consumable and raw materials and ensuring correct standards of cleanliness and maintenance of equipment in lab areas
  • Responsible for supporting the management of samples and transfer of product for shipment
  • This role will be responsible for supporting the ordering and receipt of raw materials from warehouse for either USP or DSP operations

Future Prospects

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business
  • The training will expose the apprentice to a wide range of skills and competencies which would make them well placed for further study or suitable for many job opportunities in the life sciences sector

Reality Check

  • Please ensure that you currently live within or can relocate to a commutable distance of the site
  • The individual will be working within a laboratory environment and must therefore adhere to site dress code procedures and personal hygiene standards during testing activities (e.g. correct use of PPE such as laboratory coats and glasses; and removal of all jewellery and make-up upon entry into controlled clean room areas)
  • The individual will be required to handle hazardous materials (e.g. chemicals, microorganisms) and so must adhere to the relevant procedures
  • The work pattern involves day and shift working dependent upon the needs of the business

Skills Required

  • Fluent English
  • A range of simple laboratory skills
  • Applies experience and common sense working to team activities assigned with a good understanding or safety requirements within a laboratory environment.
  • Proficient with standard software
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work within a functional team. Able to effectively communicate through verbal and written communication across the team

Qualities Required

  • Has good attention to detail, self-motivated with a positive attitude and a desire to develop and learn technically
  • Developing an understanding of how the assigned duties contribute to the work of the team

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A*-C (4-9)  Including maths, English and Science
  • You must have gained a minimum of 80 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects including either Chemistry or Biology (or equivalent, e.g. BTEC) and an additional Science or maths

Training Provided

Technician Scientist Higher Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Training to be provided will be a mixture of on-site training, e-learning and block release with Kent
  • FdSc Applied Bioscience (Foundation Degree) with potential to progress to BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Bioscience
  • Training to be part of contracted hours making up the working week
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