Senior Microbiology Scientist

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5877

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A Senior Microbiology Scientist who will take on a team leading position in an environmental lab that processes only water samples rather than a clinical lab.

Client Details

The company is a leading health-tech company in the UAE and aims to be a world-class healthcare provider in the coming years. They are also developing a program of activities to support the health of future generations - from genomics, imaging and diagnostics to healthcare digitization.


* To be responsible for QC and QA in area of responsibility, ensuring non-conformances are investigated, documented and changes to practice identified where necessary.
* To manage day-to-day staffing in area of responsibility to ensure safe service delivery and maintenance of TATs.
* To be responsible for risk and COSHH assessments in area of responsibility.
* To attend, and chair where required, departmental meetings.
* To deputise for Principal BMS as required.
* To be responsible for writing and maintaining SOPs in area of responsibility.
* To report, investigate and monitor errors and incidents as per policies.
* To have oversight of reports released from area of responsibility.

Role specific:

* To be expert in set-up, use and advanced trouble-shooting of liquid TB culture platform (BD MGIT).
* To ensure correct procedures are adhered to with regard to handling of CL3 and Schedule 5 organisms.
* To be expert in set-up, use and advanced trouble-shooting of automated systems for NAATs.
* To be expert in set-up, use and advanced trouble-shooting of automated systems for ID and AST (Maldi-Tof).
* To work in conjunction with Team Manager for CL3 and Mycology and waste management, providing cover as required.
* To work in conjunction with Team Manager for automated ID and AST providing cover as required.

Job Offer

Highly competitive monthly salary + relocation and family benefits


* PhD qualification is ideal
* MSc Biomedical Sciences : specialising in Microbiology and/or experience in an equivalent role.
* Level 2 or above management qualification (desirable).
* Current experience as a team lead / supervisory role in managing a team.
* Passionate and willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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