Microbiologist - Laboratory Technician (Temp - Maternity cover) in Surrey

Position:  Microbiologist - Laboratory Technician

Contract type:  Temporary

Location:  Nutfield site in Surrey.

Level:  G1.  This is an entry level position; a degree is not essential.  They are looking for someone who is prepared to learn basic microbiology testing techniques to support the team.

Transport:  Please note the site at Nutfield is remote, there is no public transport and staff do need to make their own way to work.   Please note:  There may be a requirement for occasional travel between the Gloucestershire and Nutfield sites.

Hours:  Full time, 35 hrs per week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Salary:  Circa £17,000pa

The Role

To undertake support the microbiology team.  The prime focus is within the Microbiology & Assessments Section, but may also be asked to perform supportive tasks within the Department.


Duties and responsibilities

•             Assist the Microbiology team with media and equipment preparation (20%)

•             Maintain cleanliness of the Microbiology areas (15%)

•             Autoclaving of used materials (15%)

•             Calibration, maintenance and daily monitoring of laboratory equipment (10%)

•             Assist with the microbiological analysis of samples (40%)


Qualifications and competencies

•             Educated to BTEC Level 3, A-level or equivalent. A qualification in science or relevant laboratory experience would be an advantage

•             Good written and verbal communication skills

•             Good organisational skills

•             Able to work efficiently

•             Pro-active and flexible in helping other team members

•             Able to work quickly in a busy environment

•             Able to do lifting and manual handling







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