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Bacteriologist

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Job summary

Salary
£24184 - £25709
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
26 April 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC87132E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Bacteriologist within SASA based at Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

SASA is a Division of the Scottish Government Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate helping to ensure the quality, safety and security of our food supply in Scotland and the quality of our environment.

The Bacteriology Unit forms part of the Plant Health Sciences Branch at SASA. The unit provides a diagnostic testing service in support of Scotland's statutory obligation to ensure it remains free from a range of quarantine organisms and to support the Scottish Seed Potato Classification Scheme.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1–3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of microbiology and good laboratory practice, experience in the diagnosis of plant pathogens, utilizing a range of methodologies including classical, serological and molecular techniques and the ability to produce consistent reliable outcomes.
2. Experience of working within a Quality Management System.
3. Proven organisational skills and a methodical approach to work.
4. Proven oral and written communication skills.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below.

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Karen Fraser at Karen.Fraser@sasa.gov.scot.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.


 

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