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Laboratory Scientist

SRUC Scotland's Rural College
24620.00 - 28128.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Laboratory Services
Contract Type

Title: Laboratory Scientist (Molecular)

Type: Permanent

Hours: Full–Time (37 hours per week)

Salary: GBP24,620 – GBP28,128 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Closing Date: 6 March 2024

Ref: AJN/VS/038/24

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for this full time post in SRUC's Veterinary Services Group, based in the Molecular Biology Section of the Central Analytical Laboratory at the Pentlands Science Park, near Penicuik. The main duty is to test samples for bacterial and viral causative agents of animal disease, using molecular biology techniques.

Duties will include:

• Preparation of samples for testing

• Operation of liquid handling robots

• Nucleic acid extraction

• Conventional and real–time PCR

• Gel electrophoresis

• Analysis of test results and preparation of reports

• General lab duties (reagent preparation, stock control)

• Routine maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment

• Communication with internal and external clients

• Working to ISO17025 Quality Assurance standards

Candidates should be educated to SCQF Level 9 or above in a relevant discipline, and preferably have previous laboratory experience of both conventional and real–time PCR techniques. ISO17025 or ISO9001 experience would also be desirable.

Benefits / What you will get in return:

• Enhanced holidays

• Enhanced pension contributions (5% employee and 10% employer)

• Cycle to work scheme

• Discounted RAC Membership

• Enhanced family leave

• Flexible working patterns

• Hybrid working solutions (in some areas)

• Tailored investment in and individuals' learning and development

Further information

Please read the Job Particulars Document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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