Laboratory Technician

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Fusion Antibodies is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) that provides a range of service in the area of antibody engineering for the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications. Focusing on antibody generation, development, production, characterisation and optimisation, these services include antigen expression, antibody production, purification and sequencing, antibody humanisation using the Company’s proprietary CDRx™ platform and the production of antibody generating stable cell lines to provide material for use in clinical trials. Since 2012, the Company has successfully sequenced over 250 antibodies and successfully completed over 215 humanisation projects for its clients.

Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Company was established in 2001 as a spin out from Queen’s University. It was initially a drug development business and revised its operations to focus on CRO work in 2011 listing on AIM in December 2017. The company has ambitious plans to grow with a strategy based on the expansion of its client base as well as the addition of new service offerings. This strategy uses the Company’s proven technology and expertise and targets expansion both in the UK market and internationally. Key new service offerings being developed include antibody affinity maturation, an Artificial Intelligence based discovery platform (AI/ML-AbTM) and a Mammalian Antibody Library Display Platform which represent key future growth drivers.

Fusion is at a key phase of the Company’s evolution and is poised for growth.

Brief Position Summary:

This is an entry level position, the role of Laboratory Technician will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Production projects. The successful candidate should have a basic laboratory knowledge.

Primary Position Responsibilities/Tasks:

  •     Assist scientists with experimental procedures to ensure production demands are met within agreed timelines.
  •     Perform routine laboratory operation and upkeep procedures and maintain accurate records.
  •     Be proactive with their own CPD (continued personal development). · Maintain and ensure awareness of all safety procedures.
  •     Attend required safety training and adhere to laboratory safety rules (as defined by the Safety Manager).
  •     Ensure that all duties are performed in accordance with organisational standards, policies and procedures.
  •     Maintaining and populating Production Team databases.

Job Specification

Essential Criteria:

  •     Minimum HNC/D in a Biology related discipline.
  •     The ability to work well in a team.
  •     Experience with MS office applications.
  •     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Desirable Criteria:

  •     Experience in working within a multidisciplinary team.
  •     >6 months experience in a laboratory environment.
  •     Familiarity with working in an ISO 9001:2015 environment.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £20,150.00-£23,150.00 per year


  •     Company pension
  •     On-site parking
  •     Sick pay


  •     Flexitime
  •     Monday to Friday

Work Location: 

  • In person
  • Application deadline: 28/06/2024
  • Reference ID: LTCH2024

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