Becoming an Assistant Microbiologist with FERA Science Ltd:
The post holder will support a mixture of research projects and service delivery within the Specialist Microbiological Services Team. Projects will involve handling Hazard Group 2 or 3 organisms, setting up experiments designed to study viruses and bacteria in food and/or environmental matrices, comparing detection methodologies (including molecular technologies), data collection, processing and reporting, preparation and testing of proficiency test materials and ad-hoc commercial analyses. There is the potential of developing containment level 3 handling skills in due course. All work will be conducted in accordance with ISO 9001 quality standards and to ISO 17025 where appropriate and to comply with Health and Safety rules. Training and active support and development will be provided as necessary for the post.
What you will do:
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About FERA Science Ltd
Fera is a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra, working proactively to improve global food security, sustainability and safety. As a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving, we work on plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join our ambitious team here and you'll help respond to the most pressing challenges in the industry.
Capita Plc are the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers needs, we've helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.
What's in it for you?
At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.
As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day's holiday , company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.
You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.
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