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Section Supervisor - Microbiology - Cambridgeshire

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1062 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Sep 2018
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Section Supervisor Microbiology


South Cambridgeshire

Entrust are currently supporting an impressive, growing science led business who are focused on delivering a comprehensive platform of services to clients requiring innovative science-based solutions.

Do you have experience of working within a Microbiology Lab accredited to ISO 17025? Do you have a passion for motivating and developing staff to maximise performance?

The role is for a Section Supervisor to supervise and lead a team of analysts and technicians effectively to ensure timely delivery of food sampling testing.

Main Duties:

  • Day-to-day scheduling of the workload within the laboratory in person and via effective delegation.
  • Ensuring all equipment is maintained and any upkeep is managed by the appropriate staff.
  • Overseeing training of new members of staff.
  • Identifying bottlenecks or potential issues in the laboratory, moving staff to maintain smooth operations of the laboratory.
  • Ensure health and safety standards are met and maintained within the laboratory.
  • Ensure a high level of customer awareness in all staff.
  • Input into the quality of the laboratory.
  • Maintaining tidy work areas.
  • Agreeing and meeting targets as specified by the laboratory manager.
  • Undertaking other tasks as delegated/allocated by the laboratory manager.
  • Awareness of your own training needs in a changing environment and where necessary bringing these to the attention of the laboratory manager.
  • Responsible for own training record and ensuring technician/analyst’s training records are correctly filled in on time.
  • Act as an ambassador for the company brand and values.

Ideally you will have a strong background in the following:

  • Relevant Degree in Microbiology
  • Team Leadership Capability
  • Experience of working to ISO 17025
  • Experience of working within a Microbiology Laboratory.
  • High-level interpersonal skills.

My client offers:

  • A great working environment
  • Great Career Progression
  • Market Leading Staff Salary
  • Outstanding Company Benefits  

If you are interested in discussing things further then please contact me on 01224 608988 or email

Entrust People are a specialist European life sciences resourcing partner who is dedicated to finding the best talent in the niche disciplines which our business supports.