Student Laboratory Scientist

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Laboratory Scientist – Student Placement
Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No:  HRJOB6233
Business Unit:  Diagnostic Services 
Location:  Craigavon
Open To:  Undergraduate Students currently studying a degree requiring a year placement in industry

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 
Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.
Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 
Let’s be exceptional together

The role

This is an opportunity to join Almac Diagnostics on a 12 month student placement commencing summer 2021. This placement will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience within a global pharmaceutical company. Placement students provide an important contribution to our team. From day one, placement students are quite literally contributing towards the advancement of human health.

Working as part of the core Laboratory Team, the Student Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for performing molecular biological analyses as required and to assist in the daily, efficient running of the Almac Diagnostic Services laboratories.
As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Studying towards a BSc Degree (or equivalent level qualification) within a Life Sciences related discipline
  • Be prepared to conduct a 12 month full time placement before returning to university to complete their degree programme
  • Practical laboratory experience

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Practical experience in genomic and/or proteomic laboratory techniques


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield healthcare benefit

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Closing Date:  8th March 2021 at 1700 hours

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Monday 08 Mar 2021
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