Seasonal Microbiologist

Seasonal Microbiologist

Salary: 4 - £25,076 pro-rata

Location: Swansea University

Post Number: 202020 & 202028

Contract type: This is a fixed-term, pensionable, part-time appointment of 30 hours a week from April 1st to 30th September 2019

Work pattern: Once training is complete, the working pattern will usually be 8:00am - 3:00pm Tuesday to Thursday, 8:00am - 2:30pm on Friday and 8:00am - 12:30pm on Saturday.

Job Purpose:

To undertake routine bathing beach water quality analysis throughout this year’s bathing beach season.

Key Job Accountabilities:

• Working within the Microbiology Section as part of a team to ensure that all samples are analysed on time and to the prescribed standards.
• Routine analysis of bathing beach water quality samples. This will involve various microbiological processes including preparation & quality control of media, filtration of samples, bacterial colony identification & reporting. Accurate management and upkeep of documentation is also critical to this role.     
• To be aware of the characteristics required to be part of a successful team in a high-pressure environment. These include self-motivation, discipline and a willingness to help your colleagues.   
• Having a thorough understanding the laboratory’s quality management system and how that affects every aspect of the analytical process. 
• Health & Safety of self and others. To be aware of the laboratory’s health and safety policies.
• To participate in duty rotas and respond to call out to ensure the Laboratory’s pollution response service is maintained.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

1. Previous experience in an ISO:17025 accredited analytical laboratory is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. 
2. Experience and knowledge is more important than qualifications for this role, so entry level can be with science GCSEs although graduate entry is the norm
3. Customer focussed service. Good communication skills are essential when dealing with colleagues within the laboratory or external clients. 
4. The ability to work as part of a team to tight deadlines ensuring all results are accurately and efficiently reported daily.

Application closing date: 20 March 2019

Interviews to take place on: TBC

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Closing Date:
20/03/2019

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