Water Quality Analyst (Microbiology Laboratory)

ERA Personnel

Job opportunity for lab based Water Quality Analyst with Microbiology and/or Molecular Biology experience to work with government agency.

  • Good Hourly Rate
  • West Ryde location
  • Short term contract
Our government client is seeking to engage a Water Quality Analyst for their busy Microbiology Laboratory on a short term contract role (with possible extension).

About the Role
  • NATA accredited laboratory that performs routine and non-routine microbiological analysis of samples from a variety of environments. This includes identification and enumeration of bacteria, bacteriophages, Cryptosporidium oocyst and Giardia cysts and also virus detection via cell culture and PCR
  • Daily duties include receiving and processing of samples, analysis of results, data entry, quality control, checks and calibrations, maintaining sterilisation laboratory (routine analysis laboratory)
Skills and experience
  • Sample preparation
  • Knowledge and experience of basic Molecular and Microbiology methods
  • Analysis of water and environmental samples
  • Sample management and laboratory information systems (LIMS)
  • Calibration and maintenance of equipment
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GPL) / Aseptic techniques 
  • Strong ability to multitask and work within a fast-paced team that has a high-sample through-put
  • Good communication skills
  • Work in a team environment with a good signature behaviour
  • Strong safety-focused mindset 
  • Heavy sample lifting (10kg at a time)
  • Must be flexible to work regularly until 6pm and later on occasion. Also to work on weekends on a rostered basis.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or minimum one year experience in microbiology and/or molecular biology
To apply, go to our website www.erapersonnel.com.au and select the Job Vacancies link or click Apply in this job ad. Please quote Job Reference Number 3078578 on any correspondence.
For further information regarding this position, please contact our office on 02 9890 8144. 
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