Lab Technician MicrobiologyGloucestershire£17000This is a good opportunity for someone wanting to start a career in science as training and development opportunities are available for enthusiastic...
Microbiology Technician Location - GloucestershireSalary - £17,000 - £18,500
The company are well placed in the food industry and provide scientific, technical and legislative support to the food, drinks and allied industries worldwide
Benefits: 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Pension scheme, Excellent training, Health Scheme and 'Death in Service' scheme, subsidised restaurant, Free parking on site
Role / Description: This position is based within the safety and spoilage section of the microbiology department. This department consists of a total of 45 members of staff spread across 5 different sections. The safety and spoilage sections main aim is to test and research the growth and different survival techniques/ characteristics of foodborne and food spoilage microorganisms.
The role consists of recording and documenting any obtained results after testing foodstuffs. We are also looking for an individual who has the ability to apply scientific techniques and principles in the laboratory environment, and who has an understanding of good laboratory practice and health and safety. We are also looking for an individual who able to learn and perform new techniques after being trained, which include but is not limited to; sample preparation, detection of foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms, sample receipt, sample analysis, plate counting and results calculation. You will also be expected to perform calibration techniques on laboratory equipment.
Requirements:* Keen interest in scientific subjects (microbiology experience is desirable)* Ability to work within the requirements of recognised quality systems e.g. UKAS. ISO9000* Ability to learn techniques for working with spoilage organisms and food borne pathogens.* Ability to learn techniques for calculating required dilutions of cultures to achieve a target level when inoculating packs of food products
Excellent opportunity to work in a renowned food research organisation at the heart of the global food industry.
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If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to Ellie.Gorton@srg.co.uk For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Ellie on 0121 728 8458.
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Keywords: Microbiology, food borne pathogens, food spoilage organisms,culture.