Administrator - Laboratory Support in United Kingdom

Applying for the Administrator - Laboratory Support role

Job Title: Administrator - Laboratory Support
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £23,000 - £26,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Admin, Secretarial & PA
Sub Sector: Administrator
Job Reference No: TW11AdminLabSup280423

Job Description

Butterworth Laboratories, a busy contract analytical laboratory based in Teddington, has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, ambitious individual to join our team as Laboratory Support Administrator on a full-time permanent basis.

Job Title: Laboratory Support Administrator

Industry: Analytical Chemistry

Location: Teddington, TW11 8NY

Salary: GBP23,000 - GBP26,000 per annum depending on experience + Discretionary Bonus Scheme + Benefits (Listed below)

Job type: Full-time, Permanent

About the role:

The company works primarily for the pharmaceutical industry in an independent capacity and prides itself in providing a high quality reliable analytical service to its clients.

Reporting to the Laboratory Support Manager, the Laboratory Support Administrator`s role primarily involves receipt and logging of sample deliveries, as well as control of sample storage areas. The role itself is a purely administrative function that involves close collaboration with our Analytical Operations teams as well as communication with clients.

For the right candidate, over time there will be opportunities for development across a range of administrative functions allowing the role to be tailored to the employee`s skills and department`s needs.

Job Responsibilities of the Laboratory Support Administrator:

Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

- Sample Receipt, Control and Disposal - this involves receiving client samples, checking their integrity, identifying key pieces of information, notifying clients of any discrepancies, booking samples onto our in-house database, maintaining sample stores and disposing/returning client samples after analysis;
- Receipt of all deliveries and sorting them into categories for processing;

- Client liaison - acting as a point of contact for client queries, keeping clients updated with the progress of their work and resolving internal queries relating to samples received to ensure that the laboratory have all required information prior to starting analysis;
- Work with the reception team to offer an exceptional experience to all Butterworth Lab visitors on arrival, departure and during their visit.
- Meet quality requirements with respect to GMP, GLP and UKAS as appropriate;
- Basic material hazard assessment to ensure incoming chemicals do not present a risk to staff.

Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications


- Understanding of basic chemical terminology (including knowledge of some of the more common analytical techniques) and experience handling chemicals
- BSc or equivalent scientific experience


- Experience working in a laboratory
- Experience working in an office environment

The ideal candidate will hold the following:

- Maintain accuracy and organisation with a strong focus on detail during data entry processes using multiple systems in a high-pressure environment
- Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills
- Confident and friendly telephone manner, providing excellent customer service at all times
- Able to adapt communication to diverse audiences with varying needs
- Work independently, using their own judgement and initiative to determine appropriate actions in both routine and non-routine situations
- Maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
- Demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills
- Prioritise workload by assessing situations to determine urgency
- Comprehend and follow procedural guidelines to ensure compliance to stringent quality requirements
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT with particular respect to MS Office suite (primarily Word and Excel) and at least a basic understanding of how to use databases (LIMS/Therefore or similar)
- Previous office administration skills - data entry, client contact via e-mail and telephone, and experience using data transfer media e.g Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.


- Full training will be provided as necessary
- Competitive salary
- Opportunity for development
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
- Group Pension Scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- Life Insurance

Next steps:

To apply for this role, please click on Apply and upload a copy of your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.

- Direct applicants only, no agencies please.
- Applicants must have the legal right to work full time in the UK.

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