Laboratory Technician - Microbiology - GMP - Cambs - £16k

Recruiter
Cranleigh Scientific
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£15000 - £16000/annum
Posted
08 Jul 2017
Closes
07 Aug 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Laboratory Technician - Microbiology - GMP - Cambs - £16k - Media Preparation - Culturing - QC - Plate Reading

A growing contract testing laboratory require a Microbiology Lab Technician to join its Pharmaceutical division. You will assist in the preparation of microbiological media, help with the daily quality function, and aid the efficient operation of the microbiology and chemistry laboratories. You will ideally hold a degree in a Biology subject or have gained prior laboratory experience.

The position will involve:

* Performing daily calibration / systems checks
* Performing media preparation and media Quality Control checks
* Performing general support for washing up to the Microbiology and Chemistry laboratories
* Sub culturing broths.
* Reading plates and calculating results.
* Data and result entry into the LIMS system.
* Ensuring assigned work is carried out in a timely fashion following the relevant procedures.

Experience Required:

* A-Level's or above in a Biology based subject. A degree is preferred but not essential.
* The ability to work alone and as part of a team in a busy laboratory.
* Prior microbiology lab experience would be beneficial; media preparation, QC, Culturing, Broths, Aseptic, Pour Plating, Spread Plating
* A keen eye for detail and the ability to work on own initiative.
* Good communication skills, written and oral.
* Be able to accurately follow written procedures.
* Previous laboratory experience would be an advantage but full training will be provided.

Hours of work will be 40 hours a week with 1 part day on a weekend on a rota basis