Lab Technician

  • Location:

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Robyn Clendinning

  • Contact email:

    robyn.clendinning@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/520557

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-12

  • Startdate:

    06/02/2019 17:13:56

Are you passionate about science but don't have the qualifications?
Do you want an opportunity for a career?

The Role

To work within the microbiology laboratory, processing food and water samples that are received by a range of clients, adhering to strict procedures and methods under health and safety standards.
As a laboratory technician, your day will be varied, meeting customer and business requirements within a fast-paced testing environment.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an eye for detail, have a passion for science and meeting the needs of our clients in the fast-paced food industry. An ability to work quickly and accurately is necessary, as our customers will routinely request results within a same day period.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
* Check in samples that have been registered online by client.
* Extract portions of samples and prepare them ready for testing - weigh and dilute.
* Plate samples using correct methods and procedures.
* Ensure optimum conditions at all times.
* Ensure the timely extraction of samples / reporting of data.
* Understand responsibilities with regards to Health and Safety and agree to comply with the requirements of Health and Safety Policy.
* Any other duties your line manager deems necessary.
Initiative and a questioning mind are actively encouraged, as it is through our staff that we are able to continually adapt.
Qualifications/Skills/Experience
* Experience or qualifications in this area, whilst of benefit, is not required, as full training will be provided for the right candidate.
* This role is very fast paced, therefore demonstrable experience within a fast paced environment where you have worked to tight deadlines is desirable.
* An interest in science.
* IT. literate.
* High level of attention to detail.

Working Hours
37.5 hours per week - shift pattern:
* Monday - Friday, Tuesday - Saturday, Sunday - Thursday;
* 9:30am to 6:00pm, 10.30am - 7.00pm, 11.30am - 8.00pm.
Laboratory open 365 days a year.

Please apply here or call Robyn Clendinning on 0141 272 7793

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