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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within a fast paced, growing organisation?

Lextox is a specialist UK based hair drug and alcohol testing laboratory that aims to provide our clients with the most reliable results and the most responsive client oriented service for family law solicitors and child care proceedings.

We are currently recruiting for a number of vacancies. If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience to join our team, please send a CV and covering letter to careers@lextox.co.uk.

Please note we do not accept introductions via recruitment agencies unless otherwise specified.

Current Vacancies


Collections

Sample Collector (Northampton & Milton Keynes)

We are seeking experienced, professional phlebotomists for full time positions within our sample collections team.

Candidates must be professionally qualified phlebotomists, have recent experience in various venepuncture techniques (vacutainer, butterfly etc) and be able to collect samples in non-clinical settings.

Experience in collecting hair samples and DNA samples would be an advantage, however, in house training will be provided for all aspects of the role involving sample collections.

Candidates must have excellent inter personal skills, be superb communicators both written and verbally. They will have a real focus on service and quality with an eye for detail and accuracy.

The role entails attending pre-booked appointments at various locations so candidates must have a full driving license and be prepared to travel in and around the Northampton/Milton Keynes area. A minimum of 2 years’ phlebotomy experience is required.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the leading drug and alcohol testing company in the UK.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • 23 days holiday + public holidays
  • Company car

Job Type: Permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Ad-Hoc Sample Collector (Norwich/ Ipswich)

Would you like to join our dedicated, passionate and hardworking Sample collection team at Lextox?

Lextox is a UK based forensic toxicology laboratory with a team of experts who have considerable knowledge and experience of analysing biological samples. By analysing hair samples, we can provide an historic profile of drug use over a period of months, and help determine chronic excessive alcohol consumption, generally within 5 working days of receiving the sample into our UK laboratory. Our forensic toxicology laboratory, based in Cardiff, provides a fast, efficient and reliable drug and alcohol testing service.

Our mission is to provide solicitors and local authorities involved in family law with the information that is needed to help make informed decisions.

Requirements:

We are seeking an experienced, professional phlebotomist for ad hoc casual position within our sample collections team to support collections in the Norwich and Ipswich area.

Ideally, candidates must be professionally qualified phlebotomists with at least 2 years’ experience in various venepuncture techniques (vacutainer, butterfly etc) and be able to collect samples in non-clinical settings   Experience in collecting hair samples and DNA samples would be an advantage, full training will be provided for these aspects of the role involving sample collections.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be superb communicators both written and verbally. They will have a real focus on service and quality with an eye for detail and accuracy.

The role entails attending pre-booked assignments at various locations subject to client demand therefore, candidates must have a full driving license and be prepared to travel in, and around specific areas based on their location within the UK.  Assignments will generally be within a 2-hour radius of a collector’s home address by car. Access to your own vehicle is essential, successful applicants will be paid on a per collection basis only, plus appropriate travel expenses will be paid and including fuel, parking fees, and sample postage.   Collections assignments will generally be at either a solicitor’s office, local authority office or donor’s home; appropriate PPE will be provided.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of a leading drug and alcohol testing company in the UK.

Job Type: Casual

Ad-Hoc Sample Collector (various locations)

Would you like to join our dedicated, passionate and hardworking Ad Hoc Phlebotomy team at Lextox?

Lextox is a UK based forensic toxicology laboratory with a team of experts who have considerable knowledge and experience of analysing biological samples. By analysing hair samples, we can provide an historic profile of drug use over a period of months, and help determine chronic excessive alcohol consumption, all within 5 working days of receiving the sample into our UK laboratory. Based in Cardiff, our forensic toxicology laboratory provides a fast, efficient and reliable drug and alcohol testing service.

Our mission is to provide solicitors and local authorities involved in family law with the information that is needed to help make informed decisions.

Requirements:

We are seeking experienced, professional phlebotomists for ad hoc casual positions within our sample collections team within Birmingham; Newport/Cwmbran; London and Bristol/Bath. These are casual positions with the possibility of successful candidates becoming permanent.

Ideally, candidates must be professionally qualified phlebotomists, have recent experience in various venepuncture techniques (vacutainer, butterfly etc) and be able to collect samples in non-clinical settings. Experience in collecting hair samples and DNA samples would be an advantage, full training will be provided for all aspects of the role involving sample collections.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be superb communicators both written and verbally. They will have a real focus on service and quality with an eye for detail and accuracy.

The role entails attending pre-booked assignments at various locations therefore, candidates must have a full driving license and be prepared to travel in, and around specific territories based on their location within the UK.  Assignments will generally be within a 2-hour radius of a collector’s home address by car. Access to your own vehicle is essential, successful applicants will be paid on a per collection basis only, appropriate travel expenses will be paid and can include parking fees, sample postage. Collections assignments will generally be at either a solicitor’s office, local authority office or donor’s home; PPE will be provided as appropriate.

Successful candidates will become an integral part of the leading drug and alcohol testing company in the UK.

Job Type: Ad hoc / Casual

Reporting

Reporting Scientist

We are currently looking to appoint an experienced Reporting Scientist, who will be responsible for creating Expert Reports and certificates of analysis for our clients throughout the UK.

The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and an ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills. You will also have the ability to work well under pressure to strict deadlines.

As a Reporting Scientist for Lextox you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that accurate Expert Reports are prepared and completed to agreed standards and timescales and issue Certificates of Analysis where necessary.
  • Ensure that the reporting of results is undertaken in accordance with SOP’s and the requirements of ISO17025 section 5.10.
  • Actively working towards improving quality and customer service, at all times.
  • Making presentations of results and interpretations of findings to Courts of Law, as required.
  • Keeping up to date with advances in hair drug and alcohol testing field.

We are looking to speak to candidates who can demonstrate the below:

  • A degree in a relevant area
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Great communication and presenting skills
  • Articulate
  • Good IT skills
  • Previous knowledge of analytical / toxicological analysis

What we offer:

  • 23 days annual leave (as well as public holidays)
  • Free on-site gym
  • Competitive salary
  • Free shuttle bus from Cardiff Central Station
  • Company pension plan
  • Access to SYNLAB benefits
  • A clear progression plan for the successful candidate

Meet The Team


Aaron Watson – Client Support

“In the 3 years I’ve worked for Lextox I’ve grown personally and professionally. I never get tired of speaking to and supporting clients with their needs”

Donna George – Reporting Team Administrator

“I joined Lextox looking for an interesting, varied role that would make a difference to people’s lives. 4 years later and my role at Lextox still delivers on this”

Tiago Luso – Laboratory Team Leader

“I’ve been at Lextox for 5 years. I joined as a Laboratory Analyst and was promoted to Team Leader within 18 months. I work with a great team of people who help to make every day enjoyable”

Sheila Tappan – Accounts Assistant

“One reason I love coming into work is the amazing office environment, I have made some wonderful friends and have strong support from my line manager. My role gives me the opportunity to learn new skills and try new things every day”

Responsive / Reliable / Results