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Technical Assistant, Viral Surveillance

Reference: 02-11-21

Salary: £20,700 – £23,550 per annum depending on experience

Closing date: 06/12/2021

About the role

The role

The Moredun Group is seeking a Technical Assistant to join the Vaccines and Diagnostics Department at its Moredun Research Institute. You will provide technical support to the Virus Surveillance Unit, performing a range of diagnostic tests in support of Scottish Livestock Surveillance as well as supporting Institute infrastructure initiatives.

Experience required

You will have:

  • A BSc in a Biological Science
  • Experience of working in a diagnostic or research laboratory
  • Experience of Quality Assurance and Health & Safety legislation
  • Experience of Data Handling and Record Keeping
  • Good communication skills, including phone and e-mails
  • Good IT skills

How to apply

To apply, please complete and email an application form to [email protected].

Staff benefits

In addition to training and development opportunities, you will have access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – a minimum employee contribution of 5% with Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • Flexi-time system
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers

The Moredun Group operates several policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have achieved a Gold Award for Healthy Working Lives and strive to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations. We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.

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