Scientific Officer



West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 


GBP 15000.00 - 20000.00

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Natalie Wood is recruiting for a Scientific Officer to join an independent veterinary diagnostic laboratory based in Yorkshire on a permanent basis. The client offers a full range of veterinary diagnostic services which include: biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and histology. As a Scientific Officer, the main purpose of your role will be providing a source of reporting, information, training, coaching, advice and support to the business and its colleagues. Also to provide support to the team in ensuring that all initiatives are fully implemented and that role model/ambassador behaviour, values and beliefs are adopted across the department. Further responsibilities of this Scientific Officer position will include: - Responsibility for delivering their assigned areas of work, liaising with the Section Head and colleagues as necessary. - Working as part of laboratory team in order to execute the efficient operation of the laboratory undertaken duties as required by their Section Head or Laboratory Manager - Supporting the section head in training other team members. Ensuring that their own training records are kept up to date. - Assisting in the maintenance of the accreditation status of the laboratory including adherence to and maintenance of written Standard Operating Procedures and compliance with these to ensure good standing with accreditation agencies. - Ensuring equipment they are using or responsible for is safe for use, appropriately maintained and any required daily monitoring records are accurate and up to date. Raises any issues or concerns promptly with their Section Head. - Monitoring the stocks of reagents and consumables that they use and their correct storage. - Ensuring that internal and external quality control requirements are met. As a Scientific Officer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:· Degree in microbiology.· Good working knowledge of microbiology techniques and equipment used in a microbiology lab.· Experience of a clinical or diagnostic laboratory (desirable).· Be able to undertake routine preparation and analysis of microbiology samples.· Experience of plate reading / identifying cultures.· Experience of parasitology, urinalysis, ELISA testing and related analysis.· Be able to follow standard operating procedures and work to quality standards.· Demonstrates a good understanding of the important elements of laboratory diagnostic testing.CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria. If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH37833 in all correspondence
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