Section Head Water Microbiology
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Our Client is a leading contract testing laboratory responsible for ensuring the safe provision of drinking water. They process a variety of different sample types from regulatory testing, ground water, surface, recreational and process waters to ensure the supply continues to be safe and the public are protected from disease.
An opportunity has arisen for a Section Head in their water testing laboratory near Bath, a location famous for its water quality. This is a responsible position leading a team of scientists to ensure that the water is analysed to a suitably high standard and that the team are developed and grow to continue to provide excellence of service. You will be responsible for liaising with clients to fully understand what is required before any analysis takes place and that all samples are suitably checked. You will be responsible for training of the staff in the team and that all are able to perform the analyses required to deliver the high standards expected. You will need to be familiar with regulatory and accreditation standards and how these can be delivered, and you will be the checkpoint that all results and queries are to the required standards. You will be the final signatory and approver of results, so your knowledge of standards and processes is of paramount importance.
You will need to be educated to degree level with several years’ experience working in water testing and be technically competent in all aspects of water microbiology including Legionella testing. You should have chartered status and be able to demonstrate your experience through your development records and have supervisory experience in an accredited laboratory.
This is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled microbiologist to develop further in their career.
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