Weekend Microbiology Laboratory Technician
Eurofins
Galashiels, United Kingdom
5d ago

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries.

The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, 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 for supporting clinical studies.

In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover, from 800 laboratories across 47 countries and employs about 45,000 staff.

Job Description

We are the world leader in food and environmental testing, offering an exciting opportunity as a Weekend Laboratory Technician to join our expanding team based in Galashiels and be part of our growing business.

This role is working Saturdays and Sundays, 09.00 - 17.00 (15 hours per week).

The Role

A role at Eurofins is all about team work and working towards a common goal to ensure the health and safety of us all.

  • Processing of Food Samples
  • Processing of Swabs both neutralising and sponge swabs.
  • Processing of Water samples.
  • Completion of relevant checks in accordance with daily duties e.g pipettor weight checks, recording of cleaning activities in the required cleaning worksheets.
  • Cleaning of trays and washing up of bottles or other glassware, as required.
  • Assisting sample reception with labelling of samples ready for analysis.
  • Ensure adequate supply of soap, paper towels etc at each hand washing facility.
  • Ensure adequate supply of laboratory consumables at appropriate work stations.
  • Unpacking of deliveries and ensuring prompt storage of perishable items in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Ensuring laboratory waste is disposed of promptly, recycling as appropriate.
  • Assisting with the melting and tempering of media required for analysis.
  • Assisting analysts with pouring of agar.
  • Placing of enrichment bags and agar plates into appropriate incubators.
  • Ensure clean as you go policy is adopted.
  • Any other duties as required for the role.
  • What We Are Looking For

    We look for people who believe in what we believe in. People who enjoy coming to work each day and being part of a team who provide "results that matter" in establishing the safety, composition, authenticity and origin of our food and water.

  • Previous experience within a facilities or laboratory type business.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • What Happens Next

    Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team in the form of an assessment centre or a staged interview process dependent on the role and it's requirements, this will give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths.

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    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.

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