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Microbiology Research Technician Job
Our Cambridge based client is looking for a Microbiology Research Technician to join their team. We’re looking for someone with at least a couple of years’ experience working in a Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related Biological Science lab.
What You’ll Be Doing:
* You’ll prepare, store and manage bacterial and viral stocks * QC checks of biological stocks * Time-kill exposure experiments in line with methods and standards * Read plates, confirm and validate analytical results * Follow procedures for all aspects of lab work and make sure that all relevant information concerning samples is recorded, samples are handled correctly and that all data is maintained * Report and/or calculate results in accordance with the methods of analysis * You’ll work with the team and help drive the laboratory forward through continuous improvement
What We’re Looking For:
* You’ll have knowledge and experience of working in busy commercial microbiology laboratory, ideally a CRO, clinical microbiology, food microbiology, water and environmental testing or R&D labs * Extensive hands on experience of working with a wide range of bacterial pathogens in a category 2 laboratory * Extensive experience of TVC assays, preparation, storage and management of bacterial stocks and media preparation would be a bonus * Experience of working with bacteriophage including isolations, plaque assay, lysate preparation, DNA isolations and simple characterisations would be a plus, but not essential as full in-house training will be provided