Assistant Technician

For over a decade, Express Micro Science has been leading the way in analytical testing and solutions. We are a Food and Water testing laboratory in Scotland, servicing clients in the Food, Leisure, and Agricultural industries. The company currently employs over 80 staff members; of those 50 are qualified and trained Analysts working between the Microbiology and Chemistry Labs.

On the 18th of January 2022, Express Micro Science was acquired by Cawood. Cawood is the UK’s largest specialist provider of analytical laboratory testing services for land-based industries. With multiple sites across the UK and Europe, Cawood will allow Express Micro Science to grow and invest in their capabilities and capacity with the backing of a wider group.

Due to the continued growth of our company, we are now seeking an Assistant Technician to join our dedicated team.

About the role

  •  To prepare samples for analysis when required.
  • To assist in the preparation of microbiological culture media and record the necessary Quality Control and Performance checks.
  • To work to Express Micro Science’s Quality System showing due care and diligence in all activities.
  • To provide general assistance to Laboratory Staff at all levels.
  • To carry out housekeeping duties in line with Cleaning Schedules and other documents as required (including cleaning of equipment, floors, bins and benches when required)
  • To ensure handwash and other consumables are stocked and replenished as and when required.
  • To carry out all washroom duties as required being mindful of the glassware requirements.
  • To dispose of all laboratory waste in accordance with procedures.
  • To report any unsafe or poor working practices in the laboratory
  • These task sheets can never be all encompassing and hence flexibility to task is required.

Hours of work are 9.30am - 6pm and 12pm - 8.30pm. Monday - Friday and one weekend in four 9.30am - 6pm, for which you will receive an additional paid day off

Occasional Paid overtime may be required to meet the needs of the business.

Must be eligible to work in the UK

About you

Do you have a passion for Microbiology or a related scientific subject?

Do you have basic skills in all Microsoft packages?

Are you a team player?

Do you have precise attention to detail?

Do you have good communication skills?

Do you relish the satisfaction of a hard day’s work?

If this sounds like you, please apply today!






Last modified: Thursday, 27 January 2022, 2:56 PM