Microbiologist

  • Job Reference: 00023748-1
  • Date Posted: 17 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Elland, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Maternity Cover, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Our story is both inspiring and remarkable, it is one of growth and success amid some extraordinary circumstances.

This is the story of Gama Healthcare.

Born from two curious medical doctors who challenged the status quo and led them to develop todays innovative range of infection prevention products for both hospitals and consumers. Wipes and hand sanitising gels could hardly be more topical at the moment, just two of the products from our innovative range.

From humble beginnings, quite literally out of a bedroom, to becoming the largest supplier of wipes to the NHS in 13 years is quite some feat.

We've all seen the stories of "super-bugs", MRSA and microbial resistance. Add into the mix the devastating effects on people's lives of Coronavirus and you can understand why we are passionate about what we do.

We are recruiting an Innovation Scientist, Microbiology into our Science & Innovation Group based in Halifax initially to cover a maternity leave. The role requires a free thinking, blue sky approach to research, very much at the stage gate zero phase of R&D. Ideally suited to an individual with some industry experience but a bright graduate or post-doc microbiologist may be suitable.

What will you do?

This purpose of this role is to lead microbiological work for Gate 0 exploratory early stage pipeline projects across Surface and Skin Disinfection - and potentially Wound - sub-categories for the Science and Innovation Team
The Gate 0 early stage pipeline is critical to the future 'pipeline engine' of GAMA and is likely to require evaluation of new technologies and associated modes of action from a microbiology perspective.
Lead microbiology work for early stage pipeline projects/technologies for the Science and Innovation Team based in Halifax.
This is likely to involve working with both existing and new actives, formats or adjacencies in the Innovation space relevant to GAMA's strategic ambition.
Maintain accurate and thorough scientific records for all early stage pipeline formulation project work for Gate 0 projects
Work collaboratively with analytical and formulation scientists in Innovation team to drive projects forward in the pipeline
Escalate issues appropriately to the Innovation Team Leader
Liaise and collaborate with GAMA's academic partners on Gate 0 exploratory projects where appropriate

What will you need?

PhD, Masters or BSc experience in microbiology is preferred
Prior experience in working in microbiological science in the disinfection field with key actives such as chlorhexidine, peracetic acid and other disinfection technologies would also be advantageous

What will you get?

A competitive salary up to 33K
Commitment to your personal and professional development
Annual performance related bonus
25 days holiday (plus statutory)
A competitive pension scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Health Cashback plan for money back on dentists, opticians etc
For several years we've achieved double digit growth and we're not stopping there. We're looking for talented individuals to join us on our journey. Apply now