Covid-19 Assessment Laboratory Data Analyst

Location: Göteborg

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Covid-19 Assessment Team

Hays Specialist Recruitment is now looking to recruit a Laboratory Data Analyst to join the Covid-19 Assessment team for a contract assignment to start as soon as possible until 2021-12-31 at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg.

This facility will be used for high throughput screening for COVID-19 screening of AstraZeneca Key Workers. Staff within this laboratory will be expected to work a shift pattern to enable 16 hours a day operation across 5 days a week – Tuesday to Saturday. Hours for this role is 12pm- 9pm. Please apply only if you are satisfied you can accommodate these working hours.

This role covers responsibilities in two main areas: The Analysis of PCR data generated from human specimens to assess the presence/absence of SARS-Cov-2 virus and generation of the data at the Molecular Biology Laboratories.
Analysis of PCR data: Primary responsibilities include: liaising with Covid-19 Assessment Laboratory Scientists to receive exported PCR data; data QC analysts of PCR data and correct tracking and recording of the analysis in the appropriate LIMS database (utilising a proprietary off the shelf data analysis package).

Key Requirements for this role:

  • Experience in RT-PCR data analysis
  • Previous experience of data analysis software and use of LIMS and databases desirable
  • Attention to detail, strictly adhering to SOPs
  • Working and communicating across a fast-paced cross organisational team.

Molecular Biology: Scientists working in the Molecular Biology Laboratories are responsible for all process stages from fully automated RNA extraction and RT-PCR workflows to the delivery of PCR based results to data analysts. This work is performed to Biological Safety Level 1 (BSL1) with appropriate PPE. Applicants should be comfortable performing this process while using PPE.
Primary responsibilities include: the operation of Beckman I series robotics to perform automated magnetic bead RNA extraction procedures; tracking samples through the LIMS system; RT-PCR reaction setup including manual pipetting as well as automated plate preparation using benchtop automation equipment; setting up molecular assays on qPCR instruments; and inspection and exporting of primary and QC results for subsequent downstream analysis by Data/QC analysts. Individuals will receive full technical and safety training for this whole process which will be performed to strictly defined COVID-19 specific SOPs.

Key Requirements for this role:
  • Work in BSL1 lab with previous experience of automation and molecular biology techniques preferred.
  • Work with human biological specimens. HepB Vaccination advised.
  • Work with samples which may contain SARS-Cov-2 would be desirable.
  • Attention to detail to ensure chain of custody of all samples, strictly adhering to SOPs
  • Working and communicating across a fast-paced cross organisational team.
  • Experience with RT-PCR data analysis would be desirable

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