• Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00051284
  • Consultant: Sarah Farrow
  • Contact: 0191 3706486
  • Date Published: 30.07.2021
  • Sector: Chemicals, Life Sciences
  • Location: Daresbury, North West
  • Discipline: Microbiology, Research And Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Virologist to join a well-established independent manufacturer of disinfectants, to be based at their site in Daresbury on a permanent basis.

This role has come about as a result of company growth, and will involve supporting with the set-up and running of new laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, who will be given a high degree of autonomy in the role.

Virologist Role: Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting virucidalefficacy tests following BS EN test methods, or in-house developed methods, according to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.
  • Maintenance of cell cultures and virus stocks.
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the laboratory, including stocking laboratory supplies, management of waste and other routine housekeeping duties.
  • Support in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and their records and perform in-house instrument calibrations, as required.
  • Assisting with defining standard protocolsfor the execution and documentation of testing.
  • Maintenance of the UKAS accredited BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 quality system
  • Assisting in research and development projects.
  • Providing training for other laboratory personnel as required.
  • Assisting in other disinfection efficacy testing as required

Your Background: To be considered for the position you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified to a minimum BSc level, or possess equivalent experience, in Virology, Microbiology or another relevant Life Sciences subject.
  • Experience of virus cultivation, maintenance of mammalian cell lines, virus titration and calculation of infectivity titre (TCID50).
  • Full driver’s licence and access to vehicle.
  • Working toEN ISO/IEC 17025 would be advantageous.

This position is based in a laboratory environment with a significant time spent standing at a bench, lone working and working with chemicals and biological materials (ACDP biohazard category 2). The role may require travel to the company head office as needed.

Apply: For more information or to apply for this Virologist position, please contact Sarah Farrow on 0191 3706486 or email, quoting job ref 51284.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.

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