Job title: Laboratory Scientist (Molecular Biology)

Type: Permanent

Salary: £21,208 - £24,681 per annum                 

Location: Pentlands Science Park, Bush Estate, near Edinburgh

REF: AJN/VS/032/21           

Closing date: 14 March 2021

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for this full-time post in SRUC’s Veterinary Services Group based in the Molecular Biology Section of the Central Analytical Laboratory at the Pentlands Science Park, near Penicuik. The main duty is to test samples for bacterial and viral causative agents of animal disease, using molecular biology techniques.

Candidates should be qualified to degree level in a suitable discipline and preferably have previous laboratory experience of both conventional and real-time PCR techniques. ISO17025 or ISO9001 experience would also be desirable.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the link below.

Important information

Please download and read the Job Particulars document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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