Laboratory Technician - Biological Sciences

Harwell, Didcot
Full Time Employment (Permanent)
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About the role

As a Laboratory Technician at Oxford Product Design you will play a vital role in advancing our research and development endeavours in the field of biological science. This role will be responsible for conducting experiments, maintaining lab equipment and assisting in data collection and analysis.
OPD lab

About you

We are in search of a skilled Laboratory Technician with a background in biological science or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should thrive within a laboratory environment, exhibit keen attention to detail and be proficient at working both independently and autonomously. This role is open to a range of candidates, including recent graduates, junior technicians and mid-level professionals, with salary offerings tailored to individual levels of experience and expertise.

Role Responsibilities

  • Prepare and execute experiments related to biological sample analysis and processing, following guidance from the medical team
  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment, ensuring proper functionality and adherence to stringent health and safety protocols
  • Collaborate in the collection, organisation and analysis of experimental data, contributing valuable insights to live client and internal projects
  • Participate in the refinement and enhancement of laboratory protocols and procedures
  • Effectively communicate observations and findings with colleagues and research team members

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Biochemistry or a related field
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory techniques and equipment relevant to biological research
  • Exceptional organisational skills and unwavering attention to detail
  • Adeptness at working autonomously and efficiently in a fast-paced laboratory setting
  • Strong communication abilities, facilitating effective collaboration within interdisciplinary teams
  • Prior exposure to laboratory environments through academic initiatives, internships or related employment

Working at OPD

At Oxford Product Design (OPD) we’re on a mission to make things better. Better for the products we design, the clients we work with, our people working here, our planet, and everyone we connect with along the way.

Our exceptional team of professional problem solvers work with both start-ups on ground-breaking new ideas, as well as some of the world’s leading brands on category-defining products that improve how we humans live and work.

As innovators we are curious, experimental, creative and passionate. But our pragmatic, precise approach and highly technical expertise mean that manufacturability and risk management are at the core of everything we do.

We are based in a beautiful historic barn in Harwell, Oxfordshire. There is plenty of on-site parking and the studio is well connected by bus and rail links.

Company benefits

  • 01
    Employee benefit schemes available
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Pension scheme
    • Health insurance
    • Sabbatical scheme
    • ECV car scheme
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
  • 02
    Paid leave for those extra special days
    • Your birthday
    • Your wedding day
    • The day you’re moving house
    • Your child's first day at school
  • 03
    Holiday options

    We provide purchase and buy back options for your annual leave.

  • 04
    Ten days training per year

    With a training budget of up to 5% of your annual salary.

  • 05
    Generous holiday allowance

    You’ll have 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays).

How to apply

Use the form below to send us a copy of your CV and a cover letter letting us know why you’re a good fit for the role. Or you can email us at

Direct applicants only please, strictly no recruitment agencies.

Harwell, Didcot
Full Time Employment (Permanent)
apply now