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Job Title: Microbiologist Location: Peterborough Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 (depending on experience) Summary of Position: Our client, an innovative Med-Tech business is looking for a Microbiologist to join their growing team. This is an excellent opportunity for a Microbiologist to gain and build on their skills in an industrial setting. As a microbiologist, you will be part of a team responsible for disinfectant testing in a UKAS laboratory as well as be part of the R&D team to help the business answer healthcare related research questions. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: • Independently conduct standard microbiological disinfectant testing which satisfy requirements within the ISO 17025 laboratory • Research and build new capabilities to enable differentiated and leading technologies, supporting new product launches and growth • Define standard protocols for the execution and documentation of testing • Develop new test methods that when applied support new claims and demonstrate compliance with regulatory/quality standards • Ensure smooth operation of microbiology laboratory. This includes helping maintain daily aspects including stocking laboratory supplies, media preparation, management of waste and other housekeeping/routine operations within the laboratory • Develop and maintain accurate reporting processes and protocols • To compile and present test findings, interpretations, and recommendations to different stakeholders across the business • Be responsible for the laboratory equipment and ensure this is used to the highest standard • Maintain Health, Safety and Environmental standards and procedures throughout the laboratory • Support in the development of continuous improvement projects, work processes and problem-solving • Seek cross-functional solutions to address scientific and operational issues • Provide technical expertise and work collaboratively across the business to meet business objectives • To be conscious of the commercial outcome of projects and testing • Assist with scheduled and ad-hoc duties within the laboratory to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the facility Skills, Experience & Key Candidate Attributes: • Degree in Microbiology or similar related scientific subject will be essential • Strong practical laboratory experience • Experience working independently within a laboratory environment • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental standards and procedures • Experience working with Microbiology in an industrial setting, with disinfectant testing experience would be beneficial • Experience working within a UKAS accredited laboratory would be beneficial • Knowledge in accredited quality management systems such as ISO 17025 would be beneficial • Confident and decisive in judgement • To take a hands-on approach to work • Ability to work in, and adapt to, a rapidly changing environment • Ability to see things through from development to completion • Excellent commercial and industry awareness • A drive for time bound completion of tasks • Confidentiality in processing sensitive data • Good IT skills • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and the ability to prioritise workload • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with strict timescales • Ability to approach challenges logically and deliver outcomes • Ability to work to the highest HSE standards and procedures • Willingness to learn, having a positive, enthusiastic attitude to working on your own initiative and as part of a team So, if this sounds like you and you want to make a real difference to a growing company, then apply now.

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