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Quality Control Associate Scientist

12.64 - 12.64 GBP Hourly
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Laboratory Services
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Quality Control Associate Scientist

GBP12.64ph, 35 hours per week with an early finish on a Friday. Ongoing temp role with the possibility of a permanent role.

Our client is looking for people who are interested in working in a Lab. Candidates will ideally have

A levels or similar, or a degree in a scientific field, however we do provide training so candidates with the right attitude, work ethic and interest would be considered.

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real–world impact, and you will be supported in achieving your career goals.


  • Conduct Quality Control Testing in accordance with Oxoid test specifications and methods. This will include, but is not limited to:
  • Level 1, 2, and 3 testing methods
  • Media Preparation
  • Completing OOS reports and assisting with investigations
  • Training records recorded and maintained
  • Plan, track and control the progress of products under test, and provide accurate availability dates to planning and customer service.
  • Alerting the QC Team Leader of potential problems/failures and assist with further investigation.
  • Ensure all test results are recorded within the SAP Quality Management module.
  • Equipment checks and audits.
  • Cleaning
  • Waste management
  • Consumable replenishing
  • Use of autoclaves
  • Ensure processes and procedures are conducted in accordance with the laboratory and company Quality Systems
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships to ensure robust collaboration cross–functionally and with key stakeholders (key interfaces include QC Manager, QC Team Leader, QC Lead Scientist, QA, Manufacturing Sciences, Production, Customer Services and Planning) to ensure customer service level targets are met
  • Taking direction from the QC Team Leader, Lead Scientist and Senior Scientist regarding prioritisation of finished product and raw material testing
  • Engage in continuous improvement using the PPI lean methodology including standard work and tier meetings. Use PPI processes to solve problems and improve departmental and business processes.
  • Role–model the Thermo Fisher 4I Values and use as a day–to–day guide in decision making.
  • To fulfil the responsibilities of the position as defined in the Oxoid Health, Safety and Environmental policies and associated Codes of Practice

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level 6 educational qualification or equivalent in a Microbiology or related subject (Study towards level 6 or QBE will also be considered)
  • Effective planning and organisational skills
  • Decision Quality – Attention to detail and a systematic approach
  • Drive for Results – Delivering consistent results by being action oriented, demonstrating organisational agility, planning effectively, and setting priorities.
  • Good numeracy skills, and ability to read and follow methods / SOPs precisely.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of quality control testing within a microbiology laboratory environment
  • Composure – Able to remain calm and work methodically under pressure.
  • Experience in using SAP, and MS Office software packages.
  • Problem Solving – Effective in technical and organisation troubleshooting to root cause.
  • Communicates openly creating collaborative relationships by developing strong work relationships, displaying integrity, and building trust across functions.
  • Experience in basic laboratory skills and techniques (pipetting, swabbing, streaking, pouring plates etc.).

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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