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Old Aberdeen House, Aberdeen, AB24 3UJ
£39,076 - £44,714 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

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Location:  Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Aberdeen Scientific Services Laboratory is looking for, in addition to the requirements of the job profile, someone with extensive experience of working in either a chemistry or microbiology laboratory with demonstrable skills in the areas of troubleshooting, method development and validation, as well as training and supervision

Job Purpose:
The purpose of the job is to analyse samples, and to perform Quality Audits on the Laboratory’s quality management system


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

HNC in Chemistry, Biological Sciences or equivalent

Full current UK driving licence


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

An extensive knowledge of analytical chemistry and/or microbiology 

Ability to communicate effectively with customers and other scientists

An understanding of computer systems and hardware/software applications

Ability to work under pressure to designated timescales

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to multi-task

Ability to assist in effective training of staff

Ability to ensure that operational procedures are adhered

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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