Assistant Microbiologist


£13.99 Per Hour

Full Time


Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

Pharmaceutical And Scientific

Posted about 3 months ago

Expires in 14 days

Job Description
Our client, who is based within the public sector, has an urgent requirement for Assistant Microbiologists on a temporary basis until end of September 2022 with a possibility of extension and will be based in Eurocentral. The pay rate will be £13.99 per hour.
Hours of work 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. Times to be confirmed but most likely 8.30am to 5.00pm.
A Basic Disclosure dated within the last 12 months is required for this role.

Key Duties
  • A laboratory-based role, the postholders will:
  • Receive and prepare water samples for Covid RNA analysis by RT-qPCR
  • Perform RNA extraction either manually or via liquid handling platform
  • Carry out microbiological analysis of water samples for E.coli and Intestinal enterococci
  • Prepare microbiological media
  • Assist with reagent preparation and PCR analysis
  • Undertake general laboratory tasks, including preparation of stock & glassware, waste disposal, cleaning, entering data into LIMS system
Skills and Education:
  • An HNC or equivalent in a biological science with an emphasis in microbiology and molecular biology. A lower educational qualification may be acceptable provided the candidate has relevant previous experience
  • Experience within a Microbiology laboratory environment
  • General microbiology laboratory skills, ideally with a molecular biology element concentration/extraction, PCR)
The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government

Fiona Hempel

01412 486020

Division 086

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