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Laboratory Graduate

Dawn FarmsNaas, KildareGraduate

Purpose of the Role:

To carry out full microbiological analysis on all submitted samples. To cooperate fully with all Senior Technicians and the Laboratory Manager in order to assist in the efficient day to day running of the Laboratory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To carry out requested analysis in a detailed, professional and efficient manner.
  • Working to the Scope of the Labs QMS CLAS accreditation as per ISO 17025/2017.
  • Login and record all sample details in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare samples for analysis along with agars and reagents.
  • Perform analysis procedures as set out in the Laboratory manual.
  • Liaise with the Senior Technicians and the Laboratory Manager on all aspects of daily testing.
  • Perform and record all daily calibration checks.
  • To work with and perform all tasks as requested by the Quality and Technical teams.
  • Sample Preparation.
  • Perform appropriate serial dilutions on all samples i.e. raw, cooked or fermented products.
  • Prepare agars and diluents for testing.
  • Perform duties using aseptic technique.
  • Pour plates and incubate when set.
  • Equipment monitoring and calibration checks.
  • Take part in labs EQA and IQA program.
  • To perform duties with the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Liasing with other Departments within the Company to include Food Safety and Quality, Sales and Science and Innovation.
  • Dealing with Suppliers to the lab and purchasing Consumables.
  • Lean practices and problem solving.

Knowledge and Experience:

· Experience of working in a busy, challenging environment. Experience of working to tight deadlines. Good Computer skills


· Certificate / Diploma / Degree in relevant science subject.

Key Behaviours/Competencies:

· Must work well under pressure.

· Ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment.

· Excellent communication and organizational skills.

· Organized logical thinker, attentive to detail.

· A ‘can do’ attitude and a keen learner.

· Capable of work on own initiative.

· Team player who works well with others.

· Good time management skills.

· Flexible attitude with an aim to meet all business demands.

· Confidential in managing results.

· Positive and focused worker.

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