Jobs in Microbiology

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Jobs in Microbiology : Full-time Laboratory Technician

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Date of advert 23rd September 2021
Job Title Full-time Laboratory Technician
Location SMS Ltd., Units 1 & 2, Oldmeldrum Business Centre, Colpy Way, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0BZ.
Job Description • Media preparation, quality assurance and maintenance of stock.
• Preparation of samples for processing in the laboratory.
• Microbiological analyses of samples (weighing out, plating out, PCR, etc.).
• Chemical analyses of samples.
• Reading and recording sample results (reading plates,Petrifilms, PCR, etc.).
• Passing completed sample results (job packs) to Laboratory Manager.
• Cleaning of laboratory suites (including sweeping and washing floors, washing glass partitions, emptying bins, etc.). Ensuring safe removal of laboratory waste.
• Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
• Dealing with all aspects of laboratory glassware, including washing, sorting and disposal/recycling..
• Recording of data for laboratory records (recording daily incubator temperature readings, etc.).
• Processing laboratory paperwork, customer reports, etc.
• Preparation of laboratory report templates.
• Sample reception and booking in of customer samples.
• Liaising with customers where required.
• Compliance with all health and safety rules and procedures.
• Auditing and Quality Control in support of UKAS accreditation, including horizontal, vertical and test witnessing audits.
• Any other duties as may be requested by the Laboratory Manager.
• Full training will be given where necessary.
• This job description is not intended to be a complete list of duties but is meant as a guide. The job description will be reviewed and duties may change after consultation.

Full time/ Part time Full time
Hours 37.5 hours per week: Monday - Friday, hours to be worked between 09:30 – 17:30, but with a frequent requirement to work until 19:00. SMS operates a flexi-time system. Paid overtime will be required to be worked on weekends. Usually 1 weekend in 4, but this will vary due to staff holidays/absences/changes in workload.
Salary Between £19207 & £21158, with salary depending on qualifications and experience. There is scope for salary progression, with suitable training and experience.
SMS is an accredited Real Living Wage employer.
There is a contributory [Employer & Employee] pension scheme [NEST ]
Contact for
further details
Dr Ian Millar (Director),
Mr Danny Whyte (Laboratory Manager).
Telephone 01651 873222
Applications Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] or : Office Manager, SMS Ltd. Units 1 & 2, Oldmeldrum Business Centre, Colpy Way, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0BZ