We are recruiting for a Bathing Water Analyst to join our client's public sector team in Lisburn
· Temporary position until 15th September
· 37.5 hours per week, working 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
· £10.00 per hour paid on a weekly basis
· The successful candidate will join a small team of microbiologists responsible for the analysis of bathing water quality samples and the reporting of results to the Strategy and Licensing Team for onward processing to the local councils and bathing beach operators.
· The successful candidate will support the work of the existing team by providing a analytical service for the testing of bathing water samples against known microbiological standards.
· Training will be provided in sterilisation and disinfection, aseptic technique, membrane filtration, production of microbiological media and the identification and quantification of faecal indicator organisms
· The Microbiological analysts will be part of a pool of staff who may be expected to work at weekends on a rota basis to cover the demands of the weekly sampling programme.
· Analysts will be expected to take part in pollution investigations in the event of samples failing to meet quality standards. Pollution incidents are required to be assessed and investigated working closely with NIEA regulatory teams.
Experience required is as per the Protocol:
· 4 GCE/GCSE ‘O’ levels, grades A-C, in separate subjects. These must include English, Mathematics and a science subject; and
· this may include 1 years’ practical experience of working in a field appropriate to the business area where the opportunity exists. Experience may be gained in academic/voluntary or work-related fields.
However preference will be given to:
· Applicants who have at least 6 months experience in the past 3 years working in the field of microbiology, environmental or biological science with experience in routine water quality analysis in a laboratory environment.
· Applicants who can demonstrate experience of working in a laboratory within an organisation with recognised quality assurance accreditation, such as ISO 17025.
· Applications from those who have worked in microbiological quality control within the food processing sectors would also be welcomed.