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As a Development Scientist within our Microbiology Division you’ll be working in our Molecular Food Safety Team with up to 5 other scientists on the optimisation of enrichment protocols for new and existing molecular food safety products. You’ll work in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidance by the Team Leader, to ensure work is carried out within schedule.

You’ll be part of a team of employees who share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Key Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Molecular Food Safety Team, you will be jointly accountable for the following:

  • Preparation of culture media and other reagents
  • Carry out food pathogen testing for the development, verification & validation of molecular food safety products including:
    • Food sample preparation
    • Sub culturing enrichment samples onto selective agars & interpretation of results
    • Conducting molecular assay workflow (cell lysis, PCR)
    • Performing microbiological confirmatory tests
  • Validation (e.g. AOAC-RI PTM, AFNOR) of protocols for molecular products against ISO/USDA-FSIS/FDA-BAM standard methods
  • Planning and execution of custom protocol investigations for new and prospective customers
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks to the appropriate standard
  • Provide R&D team with regular project progress updates
  • Assist with product demonstrations for internal customers
  • Any others duties/projects that are within the skills and ability of the post-holder
  • Fulfilling the responsibilities of the position as defined in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Health, Safety and Environmental policies and associated Codes of Practice and actively promoting Health and Safety awareness

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Microbiology (or another biological science related) degree or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in a microbiological laboratory is preferred but not essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Excel is required
  • Competency in basic scientific techniques
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • High energy, with perseverance and the ability to work flexible hours (early start, late finish) in a high pace environment

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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