R&D Microbiologist

Recruiter
Recruitment Genius
Location
Abertillery
Salary
18000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
17 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This life sciences company is combating the spread of antimicrobial resistance by developing novel antimicrobial therapeutics for human pathologies. They are seeking a junior scientist to join them in this endeavour as a part of their microbiology team.

Responsibilities:
- Carry out microbiological assays both independently and under supervision from senior staff members.
- Contribute towards the development of novel microbiological screens and assays.
- Maintain appropriate records including a lab notebook.
- Write technical reports including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed.
- Monitor the suitability of assay components and process parameters to ensure that quality is maintained at all times.
- Analyse and present data.

Essential Requirements:
- A Microbiology degree or equivalent qualification within the life sciences or pharmaceutical industry.
- Mastery of a variety of methods and techniques for advanced microbiology, including working with Hazard Group 2 microorganisms and performing MIC testing according to national and international standards.
- Experience in AMR research.
- Computer literacy (familiarity with Microsoft Office as a minimum).
- Experience with assay development and implementation.
- Effective team member with the ability to collaborate.

Desirable Requirements:
- 1-2 years' experience in in vitro clinical microbiology.
- Excellent organisation, time management and problem solving skills.
- Experience in planning and executing method optimisation.
- Experience of working in a regulated environment.
- Experience of working with biofilms.

Costs incurred by applicants for travelling to any interview granted will not be covered.