Shipping Operative (Laboratory)

Description of Duties

Receive inbound shipments:

  • File packing slips, invoices, certificates of analysis in orderly fashion
  • Safely unpack and store products at appropriate temperatures
  • Log samples into sample log sheet

Prepare orders and samples for shipping, packing in line with internal SOPs and IATA guidelines
Aliquot human plasma and serum materials
Restock labs
Use standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, pipettes, autoclave, biosafety cabinet 
Use appropriate PPE and adhere to safety precautions when handling human source materials
General Housekeeping duties
Stock Maintenance/Records
Label plasma and serum vials
Maintain test data spreadsheet
Keep lab and office in tidy condition
Clean lab and office weekly and as needed
Maintain equipment 
Record data in the maintenance/calibration spreadsheets
Assist Lab Technicians with daily duties, preparing the labs for daily use
Update records using Excel 
Complete Health & Safety and equipment checks, maintaining equipment log
File test paperwork 
Return stock to laboratory freezers as required
Any other duties as requested by Line Manager


Previous laboratory experience preferred but full training will be provided
Knowledge of Microsoft Office essential
GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths
Attention to detail is a must
Salary dependent on experience

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and your CV to