Technician - Rearing Development

FTC until May 2025

Location: Oxitec, On site / Edinburgh, UK
Job type: Fixed Term / Full-Time
Sector and subsector: Science | Research & Development
Salary: Competitive Salary

Purpose of the Job 

Oxitech is seeking a highly motivated Technician to join their Development team, to aid the advancement of large-scale tick rearing to support our self-limiting technology.  

As a technician you will work with their tick rearing team, supporting experiments and colony maintenance. All activities must be completed according to standard operating procedures and pre-defined performance requirements. 


  • Working with scientists to run experiments according to specified protocols, to develop and test rearing equipment and processes; 
  • Preparing and maintaining laboratory consumables and equipment; 
  • Collecting data, recording and data entry; 
  • Assisting with maintaining up-to-date health and safety records; 
  • Training staff as required in line with training records; 
  • Collaborating across teams e.g. sharing knowledge, lab space, equipment, and consumables; 
  • Stock-taking and ordering; 
  • Cleaning insectary areas and washing up equipment; 
  • Writing and updating SOPs and risk assessments; 
  • Providing occasional weekend support as part of a rota within the R&D team. 

Skills, Experience, and Education Requirements 

  • Educated to A-level or equivalent experience; 
  • Experience of working in a biological sciences laboratory is strongly preferred, with insect or arachnid rearing expertise desirable; 
  • Decisive and assertive with a driven and proactive approach; 
  • Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility, thriving and resilient in an environment of change and ambiguity; 
  • Demonstrate integrity through consistency of actions, values, expectations, and outcomes; 
  • Robust to feedback, showing self-awareness of strengths and areas for improvement; 
  • Must be diligent and organised, with data recording abilities and attention to detail; 
  • Good written English and oral communication skills; 
  • Competent in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. 

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