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Scientific Officer (Microbiology)

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Job Type Temporary
Salary £12 - £13 per hour
Published about 2 years ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Sinead McGivern
Job Ref CHS0003200

Job Description

Scientific Officer (Microbiology) required on a temporary basis for large Public Sector Client based in Londonderry


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Resources Management

  • Liaise with the Laboratory Microbiological Manager to forecast the use of resources.
  • Identify resource requirements, and make recommendations to the Laboratory Microbiological Manager.
  • Recommend levels of maintenance for equipment used.

Customer Relationship Management

  • Deal with internal and external customers and address their concerns.
  • Build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to enhance confidence in the data produced by the client's Laboratories.
  • Communicate with suppliers.


  • Carry out analysis within the agreed turnaround time to ensure regulatory compliance is met.
  • Carry out analysis to the required quality standards to ensure ISO 17025 requirements are met.
  • Ensure all results are recorded and transcribed accurately onto LIMS
  • Ensure all Health and Safety requirements are met.

Essential Criteria

Applicants MUST be able to demonstrate on their CV

  1. A third level qualification in Microbiology
  2. At least 6 months practical experience working in a microbiology laboratory gained outside an undergraduate environment.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of analytical techniques in microbiology.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of ISO 17025
  5. Experience of Health and Safety requirements relevant to laboratories.
  6. Experience using Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel.
  7. Be prepared to work flexible hours, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis

Please email cv's by 12noon on Tuesday 26th April

Successful candidates will be required to complete a Basic Access NI Check

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