Senior Microbiology Lab Technician

Jobs in Science
17000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
01 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Contract Type

Senior Microbiology Lab Technician

Our client perform tests on a range of food products and food-related samples for their clients seven days a week. The testing work involves sample preparation before doing specific techniques to detect and/or count pathogenic (food poisoning) or food spoilage microorganisms within food, environmental or other samples.

Training and development opportunities are available for enthusiastic and proficient members of the team to progress their career in the group.

Weekend and Bank Holiday work will be required on a rota basis, normally one in four, either paid as overtime or taken as time off in lieu, therefore own transport is essential.

Main duties:

Microbiological testing of food samples including PCR and DNA based methods

Sample Receipt

Housekeeping duties

Equipment maintenance duties

Maintaining records

Perform confirmations when appropriate

LIMS administration

Qualifications and Competencies:

1 - 2 A 'levels in a scientific subject (or equivalent) or Degree in Microbiology related subject

Experience working in a microbiology laboratory for 2+ years

Knowledge of microbiological techniques relating to work carried out in the section.

Computer literate