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Carter - Senior Laboratory Technician - Walsall, UK

Kevin Carter

Walsall, UK


Senior Laboratory Technician


Involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations within biological, chemical, and life science areas. Carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing of results as part of a team. Provide a high level of support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.
Assisted in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science with regard to Dental and Oral Biology, with an important role in the foundation stages of research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation of a number of clinical trials.

Work History


South Staffs Cooling Co Ltd

From May 2012

Day to day running of company, responsible for ensuring that the company complies with all the legal and regulatory requirements, and obligations on behalf of the company. Responsible for hiring staff, arranging for all company accounts and tax payments. Conform to employment law in all dealings with employees.

Senior Research Technician

University of Birmingham

Research of a number of growth factors, their levels, role and expression in odontogenic tumors, cysts and cellular function. Further involved with research using human biological fluids and peripheral blood cells to investigate relationships between chemical, biochemical and cellular components, with oral human disease aetiology and pathogenesis.Updated storage and logging systems for laboratory procedures to be more akin to current thinking along the lines of Laboratory Information & Management Systems (LIMS). Pro-Actively assist with the general running of the research laboratory, working closely with the laboratory accountable manager. Identifying and making suggestions for improvements to existing laboratory procedures and management. Improved specialist understanding of the research field I was involved with. Implemented a higher level imaging facility for the operation of and optimization of all round performance.
• Member of School Health and Safety Committee.
• Member of Human Tissue Act Steering Group Committee.
• Member of the Periodontal Research Group.
• Develop and maintain quality assurance in the laboratory, Health and Safety, databases, Standard Operating Procedures and adherence to University policy.
• Provide support in induction and training of new students.
• Provide support for visiting academics
• Co-ordinate and maintain sample retrieval and analysis, for a number of projects, responsible for biobanking.
• Oversee and maintain use of Image analysis lab.
• Calibrate analytical equipment.
• Responsibility for liquid nitrogen, 440 liters, decanting, handling and storage.
• Procurement and purchase of specialized equipment and general laboratory consumables.
• Designed, compiled and manage a centralized web based system for easy interactive compilation, storage and retrieval of hazard and risk assessments.
• Primary author of The School of Dentistry Research Laboratories Health and Safety Manual.

Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Developed novel methodology for the quantification of disclosed plaque using digital photography, image analysis and computer based algorithms. Advising and supporting Ph.D, elective and undergraduate students. Present findings at both national and international conference.

Qualifications & Certifications

Introductory Certificate in Team Leading, Level 2

University of Birmingham

Doctor of Philosophy Dental Science

University of Birmingham

B.Sc hons Applied Sciences, Microbiology with Biotechnology

University of Wolverhampton

•First certificate C Programming, BTEC,

Walsall College of Technology

City & Guilds •Computer Aided Engineering, Programming, Setting and Operating

Walsall College of Technology

Occupational Health and Safety

University of Birmingham

Pelsall Comprehensive

Computer Aided Engineering

City and Guilds

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