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Laboratory Technician Apprentice Cyprotex PLC

As our Laboratory Technician Compound Management, you will be working within our dynamic and adaptable study management and laboratory team who work well together to support one another.

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Closing date: 07 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Full time, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. (Currently working 6-hour shifts due to COVID, receiving full pay for 7.5-hour shifts, this will change once back to normal 8-hour shifts) 7:00am till 1:00pm/1:30pm till 7:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Cyprotex will support you with relevant training and enable you to build a successful career within our organisation.

  • Manual handling of incoming compounds, including solubilisation, plating and powder weighing of client compounds.
  • Use of liquid handling technology to fulfil orders and create final assay plates.
  • Data handling, inventory tracking, accurate record keeping and following standard operating procedures for assigned tasks.
  • Managing the storage and safe disposals and recording of compounds on in-house databases.
  • Place orders and receive goods via electronic stock control system and purchasing software systems.
  • Ensuring all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order.
  • Making use of global ordering system to order supplies and consumables.
  • Responsible for the removing certain categories of waste and recycling.
  • Perform work to an exceptionally high standard, within specified timelines, and within safety regulations.
  • Routine calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant regulatory guidelines within a laboratory environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and oral skills, computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office and LIMS.
  • Able to organise daily tasks, to frequently work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines and follow instructions.
  • Possess meticulous attention to detail, performing work to an exceptionally high standard, and within company and statutory safety regulations.
  • Strong ability to maintain excellent laboratory records.

Personal qualities

  • Highly self-motivated and personable with a reliable and enthusiastic approach.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a team environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desired qualifications

A minimum of GCSE’s (or equivalent), in Science, English and Maths.

Future prospects

A full time position may be available upon the successful completition of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

Additional Benefits We offer a competitive salary and benefits package:

  • 10% non-contributory pension on completion of your 3-month probationary period.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional length of service days awarded on the anniversary, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Private health insurance with BUPA for the employee and their partner/family under the company scheme.
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services.
  • Permanent health insurance providing 75% of base salary after the qualifying period.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme. This is a discretionary benefit.
  • Career progression within the company, we have an excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual events, recognition awards and many more! Onsite Facilities
  • Company pays for secure onsite parking.
  • Restaurant, café, and a gastro pub.
  • Gym and workout studio, running, walking, and cycling routes.
  • Good public transport links with the shuttle bus service.

About the employer

Cyprotex is part of the Evotec Group, a global leader in research. With state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, we provide innovative and bespoke assurance tailored to each of our client’s needs. Cyprotex specialises in in vitro and in silico ADME-Tox services. This includes in vitro ADME screening to support discovery projects, regulatory in vitro ADME and DDI studies during preclinical and clinical development, specialist mechanistic in vitro human and animal toxicity models (e.g., 3D models and MEA electrophysiology) and PBPK/QSAR modelling expertise. As well as supporting clients directly, we have a strong focus on R&D.


Cyprotex PLC


Alderley Park


SK10 4TG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Macclesfield College


Maxim Business Training 01625410000

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Qualification

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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