Our amiable establishment required the services of a clinical microbiologist who study micro-organisms that cause infections and diseases that can monitor and analyze microbial cultures/samples using specialist computer software and a range of identification methods and clinical trials.
Typical tasks include:
Identifying fungal, parasitic, viral and bacterial infections
Testing the strength and virulence of microbes using a variety of biochemical and molecular methods to determine infection causing organisms.
Collaborating and liaising with health care professionals and industrial/clinical colleagues recording, analyzing and interpreting data
Writing research papers, reports and reviews
Undertaking work aimed at helping to prevent the spread of infections within hospitals
Carrying out research into specific diseases
Supervising biomedical scientists
Water and waste management companies
Food and drink manufacturers
Vacancies attract strong competition.
A good degree in a relevant subject such as biochemistry, microbiology, biology, chemistry, immunology, physics, biomedical science, biotechnology, medical physics/electronics or genetics is required for entry. A postgraduate qualification, research work, hospital laboratory placements and paid or voluntary experience gained using similar scientific and analytical techniques can be beneficial.
Interested candidates must have patience, decisiveness, meticulousness, able to work quickly and accurately with a logical and inquisitive mind with a systematic approach to tasks.
Excellent IT skills with the ability to work as part of a tea