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Assistant Scientific Officer (Bacteriology)

Job Description

Assistant Scientific Officer

VANRATH are currently recruiting a Assistant Scientific Officer to support our scientific public sector client in their upcoming research in Bacteriology.

The Role

The Assistant Scientific Officer position will initially run for 3-6 months, with a high chance of extension and progression routes for the right candidate.

Full time

37.5 hours a week

Mon - Fri.

£11.70 p/h (+ holiday pay, pension & benefits)

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Biological Sciences, or related subject. Practical experience of microbiology and molecular biology.
  • BCG vaccination and willing to undergo Occupational Health Checks.
  • Experience of conducting microbiological isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens at Containment Levels 2 and/or CL3 levels would be an advantage.Demonstrable experience of team working, with flexibility, accuracy and problem solving abilities are required to produce consistent high quality data for diagnostic schemes.
  • Proficient in laboratory work to support traditional and specialist microbiology.
  • Experience at bio-containment levels 2 and 3 would be an advantage.

The Role

  • Statutory, analytical and research work on the major bacterial pathogens of animal and public health significance.
  • Sample reception, preparation, processing, data checks and validation, bacteriological and cell-culture and waste management.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other scientific or data roles in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aoife O'Kennedy in the strictest confidence.