Assistant Scientist- Mycotoxins

Assistant Scientist- Mycotoxins

Assistant Scientist- Mycotoxins

Job Overview

Location
York, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
3995
Salary
£ 18,000 - £ 19,380 Per Year Salary
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Sophy Martin
Job Views
275

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

  • Prepare samples ready for analysis using established techniques according to standard operating procedures.
  • Extract and clean-up samples in preparation for analysis.
  • Support project delivery and work flexibly across programme when needed.
  • Be aware of and follow the appropriate quality assurance and safety procedures.  
  • Support sample prep during busy periods - log samples onto the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and prepare samples when required

What we’re looking for:

  • Practical IT experience, in particular Microsoft Packages such as Word and Excel.
  • Previous laboratory experience, preferably within an environment of analytical chemistry.
  • Ability to keep clear written records.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions efficiently.
  • Ability to recognise when things have potential to go wrong.
  • Flexible, adaptable and “can do” approach to work.
  • Self-motivated and have an ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and other team members.
  • A methodical approach to work and attention to detail.
  • Experience of operating within a quality system (e.g. UKAS).
  • The role may require long periods of standing.

About Fera

At Fera, we’re making the world a better, healthier and safer place. We’re a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra and we’re working proactively to protect the world we live in and the food we eat. Our teams are investigating plant and bee health, crop protection and sustainable agriculture. Join us and discover better as you deliver world-class science for the future.

Fera are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary from £19,380
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact kirk.higgins@capita.com .

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job ID: 3995

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