Microbiology Technician (Pathogens)
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies. In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing. In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years. 37.5 Hours per week. There are three shift patterns available. Working Wednesday - Sunday, Thursday - Monday or Friday - Tuesday. The hours of work are 8am - 4pm, 9am - 5pm or 10am - 6pm on a rotational shift pattern basis. Please note, this site will shortly be relocating to Feltham, TW14 0LR. A role at Eurofins is challenging and varied each and every day. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package to reward our great people for all the hard work they do. * Reading plates, confirmation and validation of analytical results as required. * Preparation of media in line with methods and standards. * Adhering to documented procedures for all aspects of laboratory work, ensuring that all relevant information concerning samples is recorded, that samples are handled correctly, and that all necessary records and quality data are maintained. * Maintain turnaround time at >99%, ensuring that daily targets are achieved. * Responsible for ensuring that UK health and safety legislation is maintained and helping to ensure that the working environment is kept in a clean and tidy manner with due attention to the careful maintenance of all laboratory fittings and equipment. * Ensure personal protective clothing equipment is worn in accordance with the Health & Safety policy. * Work with the team to drive the laboratory forward through continuous improvement. * To assist through operating best practice in order to meet the requirements of the UKAS accreditation standard. * Any other duties requested by the Team Leaders * Substantial experience working in an accredited Laboratory * High level of knowledge and competence of Microbiology and various techniques * Experience of Laboratory electronic management systems * Accuracy and attention to detail * Ability to work independently and as part of a team when necessary Your data As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. Closing Date We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible. Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.