Molecular Virologist – Specialist Inspector
£43,138 – £49,456
Bootle or Leeds
Closing date: 27 October 2019
Make a real impact with your expertise, learn new skills and keep science workers in the UK safe. With the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), you can.
At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe. We are the independent regulator for work-related health and safety in Great Britain, and our work touches virtually every sector of UK industry. Combining experts from every field, we strive to keep people and their working environments as healthy and secure as possible.
The role is an excellent opportunity to make the most of your existing skills in a stimulating, ever-changing role while building your experience in new areas. Working together with other HSE teams and colleagues, you’ll play a vital role in protecting workers in the life sciences and helping science and technology to flourish without the constraints of safety issues. But working for us also means joining an internationally respected organisation with an unrivalled history of progress towards safe working, giving you highly prized experience for your personal record. As a Specialist Inspector, you’ll investigate facilities that handle animal pathogens and hazardous microorganisms. You’ll identify accidents and prepare technical reports while enforcing the right actions where necessary. You’ll also provide specialist advice to a range of stakeholders including the government, industry figures and other teams within HSE.
You’ll need sound experience as a Molecular Virologist, including skills in classical and molecular virology techniques. You’ll be a keen analyst and able to identify biosafety deficiencies in a variety of settings. You’ll also be able to think strategically and influence others towards your decisions and ways of thinking. Naturally, strong written and verbal communication skills are essential here. You should have a degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate biological sciences subject, plus a PhD in molecular virology and post-doctoral research experience.
If you’re a molecular virologist seeking new challenges and opportunities, there’s an exciting career ahead of you. Find out more about the role or apply today.