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Microbiology Lab Technician

Microbiology Lab Technician

Posted 25 July by Donnington Laboratories Ltd

Donnington Laboratories is a small, busy, independent contract lab specialising in the testing of personal care products, foods, and household products. We are based in Chichester, West Sussex, and are looking for a Laboratory Technician to complement our microbiological team of seven full and part time staff. We are looking to fill the postion due to a increased volume of testing.

Start as soon as possible.

The post will comprise a range of typical laboratory tasks including:

- preparing microbiological media and reagents

- carrying out the microbiological testing of samples in accordance with standard test methods

- reading test results and ensuring that test data is accurately and properly reported

- assisting with laboratory housekeeping and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accreditation requirements

Full training in the company’s systems and procedures will be provided.

Applicants must:

- have a degree or equivalent in microbiology or closely related discipline

OR significant microbiology laboratory experience

- have a high level of accuracy & attention to detail

- enjoy practical benchwork and be a problem solver

- have excellent numeracy, good literacy, and clear handwriting

- work co-operatively and effectively in a small team, able to show initiative when needed

- be flexible in addressing the varying needs of a small business

- commit to providing an excellent service to our clients

Details of the post

Contract: 12 months fixed term - with an option to become permanent.

Work times: 5 days per week on 4 weekly rotation:

Monday to Friday alternating with Saturday to Wednesday

37.5 hours per week with paid daily break plus paid overtime if applicable

(start at 9:00 or 9:30 am)

Paid leave: 28 days per annum (includes Bank/public holidays)

NB: Donnington Labs is not able to employ any candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK.

All applicants must be in a position to accept employment without infringement of their immigration status.

To start the application:

Email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

Suitable candidates will be asked to complete a company application form before proceeding to interview.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Microbiology
  • Team working
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Excellent attention to detail/accuracy

Reference: 43478245

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