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Microbiology Technician

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Location
Buckinghamshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Ref
EMP393159
Contact
Melissa Taylor
Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PURPOSE

* To carry out challenge testing projects in support of NPD and troubleshooting
* To conduct microbial challenge testing to agreed protocols
* To engage in research and development activities to keep Premier Foods challenge testing protocols and service up to date
* To provide necessary reference samples to support quality assurance testing of external microbiology laboratories



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* To support the business with microbial food safety and quality issues as appropriate.

* Effective delivery of challenge testing service to Premier Foods and external customers

* Undertake challenge testing projects against agreed protocols, delivering on time and to the expected quality standards
* Maintain the testing facility provision within Microbiology
* Maintain internal quality systems, aligned to ISO 17025 principles

* Provide reference samples to support quality assurance testing of external microbiology laboratories

* To partake in appropriate, timely and effective response to any microbial food safety issues
* Ensure team activities comply with H&S requirements



Experience/ Skills required:

* The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
* Perform all necessary housekeeping functions and other general duties as required

* Science degree
* Working knowledge of all functions of a recognised competent microbiology laboratory

* LIMS and sample log in
* Full suite of microbiology testing
* Plate reading and reporting
* Pathogen laboratory functions
* Media preparation

* Food Microbiology laboratory work, operating at least to a Technician level, minimum 1 year in UKAS accredited laboratory
* Good theoretical knowledge of food microbiology
* Experience of working in food industry

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