Microbiology Student Placement
13 Month contract starting late July 2022
Halifax, West Yorkshire
At GAMA Healthcare we help prevent infections and save lives. Our product portfolio ranges from disinfectant wipes and hand gels (Clinell) to medical equipment (rediroom). Microbiology is a core discipline within our Research & Development function – after all, without it, we wouldn’t be able to prove how effective our products are against infection!
We’ve created 3 exciting opportunities for a Microbiology, Biology or other relevant Life Sciences student to join our R&D team for 12 months. You’ll be joining a busy department, but you’ll be fully supported and mentored by our experienced microbiologists.
What can you expect to be doing?
- Live GAMA’s values: be passionate; win together; care; be curious and innovative; have fun!
- Assist industry standard disinfection efficacy testing against bacteria, fungi, and viruses to underpin GAMA’s new product development pipeline
- Support the daily lab activities through the culturing of organisms, media preparation, laboratory inventory control
- Apply microbiological techniques to further GAMA’s R&D program
- Collect raw data through agree methodology
- Maintain high standards of laboratory safety, quality, and cleanliness by following agreed procedures
What will you need to be successful?
- Studying toward a microbiology, biology, or other relevant life sciences degree
- Motivated work ethic with a self-starter mentality
- A team player spirit! You’ll be helping and learning from lots of different people in the lab
- Excellent communication skills both with scientists and non-scientists
- An appetite to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Effective organisation skills, with a structured approach to prioritisation
What will you get when you join GAMA?
- A competitive salary
- Annual performance related bonus
- Commitment to your personal and professional development
- 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
- A choice of different gyms at a discounted rate
- A competitive, contributory pension scheme
- Private Medical Insurance cover for you
- Health Cashback plan for vouchers toward opticians, physio, dental etc
What’s it like at GAMA?
At GAMA Healthcare we’re motivated by purpose, not just the potential of our brands. We’re an innovative company led by two inspiring entrepreneur doctors. The pace is fast and, when needed, we can shift direction quickly, but we pull together to get things done.
We’re proud of our people and you’ll always have the support and encouragement needed to be successful.
For several years we’ve achieved double digit growth and we’re not stopping there. We’re looking for capable people to join us on our journey.
We'll be responding to applications mid January 2022.