Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Receive specimens into department and input data into the laboratory computer system
  • Prepare specimens for cut-up
  • Assist at specimen cut-up
  • Routine slide preparation
  • Specimen, slide and block storage and retrieval
  • Specimen disposal
  • Basic maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain appropriate levels of consumables, including preparation of solutions
  • Work within established standard operating procedures
  • Follow the regulations and codes of practice governing aspects of Health and Safety relevant to the laboratory
  • Undertake appropriate training, and participate in updates
  • Be aware of Trust Policies and Procedures and abide by them at all times
  • Participate in formal individual performance reviews, in line with Trust policy
  • Report any accidents/incidents immediately, in line with Trust Procedure
  • Person Specification

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication skills both, written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under instruction
  • Able to contribute as a team member
  • Experience


  • Previous Laboratory Experience
  • Qualifications


  • GCSE Level or equivalent Grade C/4 English, or equivalent
  • Two A levels in Science based subjects or equivalent Level 3 qualfication
  • Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

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