Molecular Analyst - ELISA -PCR -FOOD - UKAS - Cambs - £17k

Cambridgeshire, England
GBP17000.00 per annum
Oct 03, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Katie Pink
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Molecular Analyst - ELISA -PCR -FOOD - UKAS - Cambs - £17k

A busy contract testing laboratory is seeking a molecular analyst to join its contaminants team. You will be responsible for the analysis of a range of samples for the presence of allergens and identification of meat speciation. You will have a degree in a scientific subject and have prior experience of using PCR and ELISA within a food lab environment.

About the Position
The position will be responsible for:
*Analysis of a range of samples for the presence of allergens and identification of meat speciation.
*To run and maintain various instrumentation within the department, including DS2 Automated ELISA & Bio-Rad CFX 96 real-time PCR
*Performing methods accurately and swiftly in accordance with SOP's to the highest standards of quality
*Ensuring all work undertaken within the team complies with all relevant HSE, Quality, Regulatory and Accreditation standards and requirements including compliance of internal policies and procedures.
Main Duties will include but are not restricted to:
*Extraction and clean-up of samples using various techniques
*Calculation of results and data entry
*Performing daily checks including balances, pipettes and instruments
*Cleaning, reagent and sample preparation
Experience required:
*Experience of ELISA/PCR instrumentation within a Food Laboratory environment
*Degree or equivalent scientific qualification (equivalent work experience may be accepted in lieu of formal qualifications)
*Proficient experience of Microsoft Office programmes and LIMS
*Excellent written, verbal communication and organisational skills
*Demonstrable accuracy and attention to detail.
*Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload alone or within a team
*Have a commitment to continual learning and development of self and team

Hours of work - Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm some flexibility may be required

Cranleigh Scientific is acting as sole agency in the recruitment of this role. Please forward all applications to