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Laboratory Operations Technician

About us
We are FluoRok, a fast-growing VC-backed start-up that is reinventing the way fluorochemicals are produced. Spun-out of the University of Oxford in 2022, FluoRok is developing safe, sustainable and lower-cost routes towards key fluorinated materials that are fundamental to our daily life and energy transition, e.g. agrochemicals & Li-ion battery electrolyte salts. Fluorok’s mission is to find new solutions to improve people’s health and food security all while reducing our impact on the planet. We are based at leading innovation campus, ARC Oxford in new state-of-the-art facilities which opened in December 2023.

We offer a competitive benefits package with private pension, private health insurance and share options plan.

For more information contact us at info@fluorok.com.

Overview
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person to support our growing scientific team. You will provide a wide range of administrative and technical support to ensure the smooth operation of FluoRok’s laboratory which is critical to the delivery of company’s milestones. As lab operations scale rapidly, you will work with the technical team to establish processes and procedures and we expect you to quickly become the anchor of lab operations.

This job offers the option of flexible working arrangements, e.g. part-time (minimum 25h/week) or flexitime. This is a brand-new post with the potential to develop and progress your career as FluoRok grows.

Key Responsibilities
• Order and manage laboratory consumables always ensuring appropriate stock levels
• Manage laboratory waste process including liaising with external waste contractors
• Manage laboratory equipment maintenance programme
• Complete routine maintenance on non-specialist equipment
• Maintain the highest standards of housekeeping and health and safety in the laboratory
• Organise shipments of samples and products to the UK and overseas via external courier ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations

Essential
• Experience of working in a laboratory setting (either through prior work experience or university)
• Excellent team worker and great interpersonal skills
• Able to multi-task and thrive on a varied workload
• Able to prioritise and manage own time effectively
• Highly organised and good attention to detail
• Improvement focused
• Excellent verbal and written communication in English
• Right to live and work in the UK

Desirable
• Experience of shipping dangerous goods in the UK and overseas
• Experience in maintaining lab equipment

Pay £25,000-£33,000 per year