Scientific Officer

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £12.31 per hour
Published about 1 year ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Shauna McGrath
Job ref HSC0001363_1558360115

Job description

Our Client, A large Public Sector organisation require a temporary Scientific Officer (Microbiology) to start ASAP for duration of 1 month with possible extension.

Role: Scientific Officer (Microbiology)

Location: Altnagelvin, Londonderry

Duration: 1 month with possible extension

Pay rate: £12.31 p/h

Key duties and responsibilities:

Resources Management

  • Liaise with the Laboratory Manager to forecast the use of resources.
  • Identify resource requirements, and make recommendations to the Laboratory 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.

The above is given as a broad range of duties and is not intended to be a complete description of all tasks.

Essential Criteria

  1. A third level qualification in Biology, Microbiology or relevant discipline.
  2. At least 12 months practical experience working in a microbiology laboratory.
  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. Must be prepared to work flexible hours, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

If interested please upload your CV to the link and a member of the team will be in touch if shortlisted.

Please note that successful candidates will be required to complete a Basic Access NI check.

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