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Description: Provides Technical Maintenance of different species of animals and their accommodation and carries out restraint for scientific procedures on animals (e.g. injections, sampling, lambing).
Salary: £12000.00 to £20000.00 average per year
Hours: 37 hours a week but there may be weekend and evening work.
Description: Research scientists plan and carry out experiments and investigations to broaden scientific knowledge.
Salary: £14000.00 to £60000.00 per year
Hours: 35 to 40 per week
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Description: Maintenance of equipment and facilities, including environmental monitoring. Ensure that reagents and consumables are maintained to the required levels, in compliance with the GLP/GMP regulations, MSL SOPs and Study Plans/Protocols. Initiate and assist in In-vitro testing to GLP/GMP regulatory requirements. Undertake procedures associated with mycoplasma and sterility testing.
Salary: £12000.00 to £35000.00 average per year
Hours: 37 hours a week but there may be weekend and evening work.

Technical Officer (Entry level)

Description: Maintenance of equipment and facilities, including environmental monitoring. Ensure that reagents and consumables are maintained to the required levels, in compliance with the GLP/GMP regulations, MSL SOPs and Study Plans/Protocols. Initiate and assist in In-vitro testing to GLP/GMP regulatory requirements. Undertake procedures associated with mycoplasma and sterility testing.
Salary: £12000.00 to £35000.00 average per year
Hours: 37 hours a week but there may be weekend and evening work.

Entry Requirements

Degree in Biological Science or related discipline such as biology, pharmacology

Skills Required

  • Ability to undertake procedures associated with mycoplasma and sterility testing
  • Biological laboratory requirements, clean room classifications and environmental monitoring.
  • Working in GMP environment
  • Biological expertise across scientific disciplines ,microbiology, bacteriology, mycoplasmology
  • TA handling including test set-ups
  • Aseptic techniques for tissue culture
  • Planning and organisation - able to work on own initiative, prioritise, plan activities taking into account deadlines and resources

Typical Day

Working in a laboratory; Sample processing and analysis; Recording and collation of data checking and preparation of final reports and certificates of analysis for Scientist review; carrying out tests; preparation of study files for Scientist approval

Working Hours, Patterns and Environment

Working in and around a laboritory.

Katrina Robb

A really rewarding industry

“It’s important to keep rural jobs going. There are not that many (farrier) apprentices being trained in Scotland, so it would be good to encourage more people to do the job.”
Katrina Robb , Farrier
Stuart Lowe

No such thing as an average day

“There’s no such thing as an average day. It can be anything from ploughing to driving in the grain or repairing dykes and fencing. That’s what keeps it interesting.”
Stuart Lowe , Agricultural Contractor