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Associate Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Healthcare Scientists
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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University of Hospital of Wales
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum
31/05/2020 23:59

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The UK Anaerobe Reference Unit (UKARU), is one of a number of UK Reference Units residing within Public Health Wales Microbiology.

The UKARU provides reference level services for the UK and has close links with academia and partners worldwide for the development of methods, delivery of training and enhancement of clinical awarenes of anaerobic bacteria. New Genomics technologies are soon to be incorporated within our workflows.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well motivated and innovative, with 
well developed interpersonal and communication skills key to be being part of our small team. Computer literacy with a desire for involvement in technological development, teaching and research activities will also be advantageous. The successful candidate for this position will undertake all aspects of anaerobic microbiology reference work in support of our Biomedical Scientists. 

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday 0830 to 1700, but some evening and weekend working may be required.

We offer a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Reference Microbiology, good prospects for personal and career development and access to further education and training.

NWSSP Recruitment Service, which provides recruitment services for Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early if a large number of applications are received. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address with which you registered. So, please ensure you check your email account regularly.

Informal visits are actively encouraged.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.



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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Trefor Morris, Lead Biomedical Scientist

029 20742378

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