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Laboratory Scientist (Microbiology) Apprenticeship - Pfizer COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

Pfizer are looking to recruit a Laboratory Scientist, working within a Microbiology Group in the Analytical Research and Development team. As part of your role, you will carry out both routine and one-off scientific experiments and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,060.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9am – 5.25pm, Friday 9am – 4.05pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000118191

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Pfizer are looking to recruit a Laboratory Scientist, working within a Microbiology Group in the Analytical Research and Development team.  As part of your role, you will carry out both routine and one-off scientific experiments and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. You’ll start with learning the fundamental techniques in the microbiology lab, helping with quality control checks, testing water and environmental samples for microorganisms.  You’ll then move onto techniques such as microbial enumeration, endotoxin testing of water and microbial identification of microorganisms using microscopes and rapid modern technology. Working in a Microbiology Lab is varied and always interesting!

Laboratory Scientists will be expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team. They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken.

Working safely and ethically is paramount.  Pfizer operates under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality and safety of our medicines for patients. 

At the end of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of underlying scientific principles in laboratory-based experimentation and implement new processes according to the literature or input from colleagues
  • Demonstrate and explain the principles of laboratory techniques and scientific experimentation to contribute to the development of scientific technical projects
  • Understand the business environment in which the company operates including personal role within the organisation, ethical practice, and codes of conduct
  • Work safely within a laboratory environment, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems
  • Work autonomously to analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data and present the results of laboratory work and problem solving clearly and concisely in written and oral form
  • Use creative thinking and problem solving to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas
  • Communicate effectively using a full range of skills: speaking to a scientific and non-scientific audience, active listening, professional writing, professional body language, scientific presentation
  • Demonstrate reliability, integrity and respect for confidentiality on work related and personal matters, including appropriate use of social media and information systems

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Apprenticeship standard: Laboratory Scientist
  • Training provider: University of Kent
  • Qualification: BSc Applied Bioscience
  • Delivery model: online learning

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science or Maths (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.

Employer

COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

Address

Discovery Park House

Ramsgate Road

Sandwich

CT13 9ND

Contact

Caroline Lees

caroline.lees@cogentskills.com

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory scientist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Mar 2023