Health Monitoring Scientist

Location: Hull Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2261

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Health Monitoring Scientist to investigate and report on the presence of micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi from biological specimens. The successful candidate will have experience in a laboratory environment and will be required to travel to customer sites throughout the UK.

Basic Requirements

  • BSc in Biology or a related scientific discipline
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledge and experience with microbiology techniques, including ELISA, multiple fluorometric assays and PCR
  • Manual dexterity and ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Humane approach to the care of animals
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform the analysis of animal tissue and fluids to detect and diagnose disease
  • Perform microbiological techniques, ELISA, Multiplex Fluorometric assays, IFA, HIA and PCR
  • Perform post-mortem examinations of varying species
  • Be accountable for work carried out within the microbiology, molecular diagnostic and serology laboratories
  • Issue and archive reports of analyses and other related documents
  • Liaise with customers, accounts and suppliers
  • Maintenance and use of laboratory equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions or company work instructions
  • Provide training and guidance to laboratory technicians and newly appointed scientific staff
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of laboratory services to meet KPIs and the objectives of the Scientific Services department
  • Perform analysis at customer sites throughout the UK as required, which may include weekend and out-of-hours duties.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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