1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

This role will work functionally with the Trial Support Technicians to deliver all practical training for trials being performed at WALTHAM including practical demonstrations, shadowing and practical assessment for sign off on trial specific activities.

This role will work directly with the Research Support Team leader to produce a rota of activities for individuals to ensure all core day to day activities are suitably resources.

Finally, the Advanced Trial Support Technician should be fully competent to perform all activities of a Trial Support Technician and Laboratory Analyst. This role is required to work between both roles to help manage resource changes on specific days if required and requested by the Research Support Team Leader.

What are we looking for?

  • Must have BSc degree in related scientific discipline or experience working in a laboratory/trial setting

  • Desirable to have experience of working in R&D or related industry.

  • Experience of working with biological and/or chemical samples

  • Must have strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Data manipulation/handling of sample metadata in spreadsheets or LIMS is desirable

  • Experience of training others in laboratory techniques is desirable

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Deliver methodologies to process samples as specified within standard laboratory methods and/or trial protocols. Deliver methodologies to analyse blood and urine samples for Biochemistry/Haematology/urinalysis and petfood products as specified with standard laboratory methods and/or trial protocols.

  • Data capture for samples as specified in methodologies and trial protocols to ensure the quality of our science and in line with FAIR principles. Use of spreadsheets and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to deliver this responsibility.

  • Be the key trainer for new Trial Support Technicians in practical aspects of the role. Train through specified laboratory ways of working (show, shadow, assess and sign off) for all current and future sample processing methods and processes to support trial delivery.

  • Be responsible for creating a rota of work for the Trial Support Technician team with the Research Support Team leader ensuring tasks are specified and resourced.

    Be a key point of contact along with the Research Support Team leader to resolve urgent issues in the laboratory with methodologies or resources related to trial delivery.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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