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We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

We are looking for a Lab Technician to join our team.

Role and responsibilities

  • Perform support tasks related to the processing and analysis of test specimens.
  • Accurately complete assigned duties in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for logging and scanning of samples to proprietary applications/databases, updating task management system, initial quality controls and appropriate storage of samples.
  • Be accountable for processing sample data received from clients and monitoring data completeness feeding back to the Technical Account Executive.
  • Responsible for receiving and cataloguing supplies including reagents and chemicals into the lab.
  • Perform in-house Quality measurements and calibration of scientific equipment.
  • Perform cell lysis utilising multichannel micropipettes and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Carry out repetitive and physical lab and stocking work.
  • Prepare reagents and maintain reagent/chemical stock levels.
  • Ensure product quality by performing in-process checks, complying with current good lab practices, being alert for any deviation to a process, and participating on quality improvement projects.
  • Performs documentation necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product in an ISO17025 environment.
  • Conduct appropriate work in accordance with applicable and established SOPs, applicable regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare all necessary reagents and consumables required for sample processing.
  • Utilise light microscope, dissects muscle fibres from animal tissue.
  • Dispose of samples in accordance with SOPs and local and national guidelines.
  • Lead the process for maintaining customer stock levels and shipments between Company labs.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by performing tasks in an organized and consistent fashion.
  • Team-oriented, value workplace collaboration, and can work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail; A demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions precisely.
  • Take ownership of personal training and learning to develop skills to continuously improve.
  • Attend training classes, workshops, meetings, etc., as needed to improve job skills.
  • Any other duties that are in-keeping with the role as appropriate.

Qualifications, skills & experience required

  • Degree in Science or relevant field.
  • Strong pipetting skills and experience.
  • Experience and comfort level working with chemicals in a lab setting.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills to convey and receive information.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and basic computer skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively for the common good. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.