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Microbiology Technician - Food - Water - UKAS-£18k-£23k - Bucks

Buckinghamshire   •  £18000 - £23000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Microbiology Technician- Food- Water - UKAS - £18k-£23k -Bucks - ISO 17025 - Aseptic - Media Preparation - LIMS

A leading food manufacturer is continuing to grow and requires a Microbiology Technician to join its team. You will be carrying out microbiology testing in support of NPD and troubleshooting on a range of household brands. You will have prior microbiology experience within a food or water testing laboratory.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

*To perform challenge testing of products including:
oCulture preparation
oSample preparation
oInoculation
oMicrobiological analysis
oPlate counting
oData review
*To perform product profiling - pH and water activity analysis for microbiological risk assessment.
*To partake in appropriate, timely and effective response to any microbial food safety issues.
*To perform all duties in accordance with ISO 17025 principles.
*To perform all necessary housekeeping functions and other general duties as required.
*To work within the company H&S requirements.

KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have a degree in microbiology, or related subject, and have prior experience in a UKAS accredited Food/Water Microbiology laboratory.
You will have a working knowledge of all functions including:

*LIMS and sample log in
*Sample preparation and dilution
*Media plating
*Plate reading and reporting
*Product profiling - pH and water activity analysis
*Confirmation tests and pathogen detection tests
*Media preparation
*Culture maintenance and preparation
*Challenge testing including culture/sample preparation and inoculation techniques

However, consideration will be given to candidates with less experience, as full on job training will be provided.

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

*Good attention to detail and record keeping
*Proven good organisational abilities and self motivated
*Good scientific discipline and logical approach to working
*Ability to work to agreed protocols and standards
*Ability to work accurately under pressure
*Good inter-personnel skills and good team work
*Ability to multi task
*Good practical skills
*Drive and enthusiasm to carry out tasks within this function
*Flexibility of work hours


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Posted: 12th October 2017
  • Expires: 9th November 2017
  • Reference: BBBH48691
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