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Microbiology Laboratory Technician (Food Industry) - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Microbiology Laboratory Technician (Food Industry) - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

£15,750 - £16,500 pa

The Company:

Our client provides scientific, technical, and legislative support to the food, drinks and allied industries worldwide.

The practical application of technical excellence lies at the heart of all that they do and is supported by their industry-leading facilities, expertise and knowledge.

From analysis and testing and operational support to knowledge management, all their activities are built on an extensive programme of research and innovation steered by industry to ensure maximum commercial relevance.

They provide services to companies all along the supply chain and many of their clients are major blue chip companies and household names.

The Role:

The Microbiology Analytical Services Group performs examinations on a range of food products and food related samples for its clients on a seven day week basis.

The group has 15 employees who either work on individual pieces of work or as part of the team on large projects.

This group also contains the microbiological media preparation and waste decontamination services, for both the MAS group services and all research groups within the Microbiology Department.
The testing work involves sample preparation before doing specific techniques to detect and/or count pathogenic (food poisoning), food spoilage or other indicator organisms within food, environmental or other samples.
The role involves primarily microbiological testing of samples and performing confirmation tests where appropriate.

You will also prepare and sterilise media, decontaminate laboratory wasted and discard to outside bins, sterilise and wash up used glassware and make deliveries to and from laboratories as required

Requirements for Laboratory Technician : 1 or 2 science A levels, ability to work accurately, confident manner, good communication skills, good communicator, ability to keep accurate records

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