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Laboratory Technician - Molecular Diagnostics - Axiom



Job Titles:                           Laboratory Technician – Molecular Diagnostics


Location:                            Newton Abbot, Devon.

Hours of work:                 Up to 42 hours average (with over time and night shift working to meet demand)


Axiom Laboratories Molecular Diagnostic Unit are looking for a new member to join their team to assist with COVID-19 testing as well as a large number of other PCR tests that we offer.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic Axiom has been heavily involved in the provision of screening and diagnostic PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in both human and animal specimens and is in collaboration with the NHS for offering this service at both a local and national level in support of NHS Trust and Lighthouse laboratories.  We also offer this test privately via  The demand for our service are increasing rapidly and we currently have capacity for around 1500 tests a day. 

We are currently recruiting technical laboratory staff to join our team at our Newton Abbot Laboratory.  The role will be based in the department of Molecular Diagnostics and will largely involve PCR testing of potential COVID-19 specimens. 

The role would suit somebody looking for an opportunity to work in a busy and expanding commercial laboratory who has previous experience of working in a PCR laboratory.  We have a recently expanded 3 room system and use the same automated DNA extraction instrumentation and qPCR platforms as in use in the NHS lighthouse laboratories.  The role will involve the entire lifecycle of PCR testing.


Applicants with previous laboratory experience in molecular diagnostics should apply with a CV and cover letter.  Part time working is also possible.



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Manor House, Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom, TQ12 4PB
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    Newton Abbot
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  • Application Closing Date:
    10 October 2020
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