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Date Added: Sat 14/11/2020

Scientist (Microbiology) - 12 Months FTC

Staines, UK
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Job Type: Permanent



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Water is one of those rare commodities that we just can't do without. It fuels us, it sustains us, and it gets us from one day to the next in lots of different ways.

But for water to be of any real use to us, it needs to be cleaned, analysed and tested to ensure it's safe. If you dropped your sandwich in a puddle outside you wouldn't carry on eating it, right?

This is where you come in.

When you join Affinity Water as a Scientist, you'll be part of a team that ensures the drinking water in the south-east of England is safe, compliant and of the highest quality.

Working in our modern, innovative, and UKAS accredited laboratory, you'll work collaboratively with your colleagues in the Microbiology team to perform routine and non-routine analysis of water samples. Using your lab-based experience and water industry expertise, you will analyse, interpret and communicate the data cohesively both verbally and in report format - troubleshooting and investigating when samples don't meet water quality standard.

What you'll need

You'll have a recognised degree in a science-based subject, and experience of working in a laboratory conducting sample analysis. If you have experience in using similar methods such as membrane filtration, even better.

You'll value teamworking and have excellent interpersonal skills, helping to train and empower others in the role by sharing your knowledge. Challenges will face you head-on in this often time-critical environment, but you'll have a logical approach and resilient attitude to take these in your stride, prioritising your workload effectively.

What's in it for you

The work you'll do is essential for Affinity Water to meet its compliance regulations and continue to deliver safe, clean drinking water to 3.6 million customers every day. In return, you'll be entitled to a host of benefits including a double-matching pension scheme, on-the-job training, support with professional fees and a holiday allowance that increases with length of service. So the longer you stay, the more you gain.

The Science Council also recognise the Affinity Water laboratory as an Employer Champion and CPD Approved Employer, meaning you'll benefit from great learning and development opportunities to grow your career.

Ready for your next challenge?

Get involved in the story behind your water and be part of our vision to be the leading community-focused water company.

Apply now and follow the quick and easy application questions to submit your interest. Everyone will get a response.
Role: Scientist (Microbiology) - 12 months FTC
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Staines, Middlesex,

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