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Assistant Scientific Officer- Carrickfergus.

  • Carrickfergus
  • £11.70 Per hour

Assistant Scientific Officer- Carrickfergus

  • Carrickfergus
  • £11.70 Per hour
  • Posted May 23, 2023

Our client, A Large public sector organisation, based in Carrickfergus, is looking for a Assistant Scientific Officer to join their team.

Duration: Upto 51 Weeks

Rate of pay: £11.70

Location: Carrickfergus

Hours:  37 Hours per week, Monday to Friday – flexible hours working with Core hours 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00.

Start Date: ASAP

Main Duties Include:

Knowledge of the working environment

 Understanding of the laboratory environment.
 Understanding of how they contribute to the overall performance of the laboratory.
 Fully conversant with all policies and procedures as relevant to their role.
 Understanding of their responsibilities within the technical operating procedures.


 Working with, supporting and providing cover for other team members to achieve results.
 Ensuring relevant staff are kept fully informed of developments.

Achieving results

 Carrying out recovery and examinations.
 Carrying out analytical tests.
 Delivering results against instructions accurately and in line with expected deadlines.
 Exhibit storage and retrieval.
 Preparation of laboratory reagents and solvents.
 Making appropriate records as work proceeds, ensuring results are accurately recorded and Sample Manager and Casebook Management System are updated.
 Attending court/case conferences, as appropriate.
 Attending and assisting in the forensic examination of scenes of crime.
 May be required to undertake other duties as required
 May be required to work an on-call rota operation.


 Ensuring results are validated through carrying out appropriate quality checks.
 Completing all work in line with accepted quality standards and technical operating procedures.

H&S and Equality

 Adhering to all policies and procedures in relation to Health and Safety and Equality
 Identifying and managing risks reporting any issues to their manager.


 Establish the needs and expectations of customers and deal with them appropriately.

Professional Development

 Ensuring relevant technical competencies are maintained and skills developed to maximise flexibility across the Laboratory.

Essential Criteria

5 GCSE or equivalent including English, mathematics and 2 sciences. (e.g. biology, chemistry or double award science)

6 months relevant experience in the last 5 years.

**Please note that successful applicants will be required to complete an AccessNI check**

To apply please send your CV via the link or email

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