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IHC Laboratory Technician

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £22,000
Ref: ALS 2111

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an experienced Laboratory Technician to join their GLP regulated Immunohistochemistry testing facility in Nottingham on a temporary basis.

As a key service provider to a diverse client base of organisations within the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors, this business provides high level quality contract testing and results. Due to an increased work load there is an immediate requirement for an experienced lab technician to join the business on a temporary basis. 

Whilst the post is offered on a temporary basis in the initial instance, there is potential for this to become a permanent role based on the requirements of the company in addition to the suitability of the individual.

Due to the specific nature of this role, prior experience in an Immunohistochemistry position is an essential requirement. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Life science degree in a related subject or relevant experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in an Immunohistochemistry position
  • An understanding of, or prior experience in using automated platforms such as Ventana/Bond RX would be significantly beneficial
  • Ability to communicate efficiently
  • Knowledge of, or experience of GLP regulations are desirable but not essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working from study plans to perform ICH testing in accordance with GLP regulations
  • Close communication with other internal departments to coordinate transfer of samples
  • Deliver work in accordance with customer target deadlines and agreements
  • Use of automated platforms including Ventana to run assays and Bond RX for staining
  • Competent in ICH manual techniques including working with frozen tissue samples, immunofluorescents, development of novel anti-bodies, method validation/optimisation, protein expressions, biomarkers, IHC assays
  • Review and manage usage of reagents, maintaining stock levels and ordering further resources where required.


Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.