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Laboratory Technician - Baxter Healthcare



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7th February 2024

Employer description

Baxter Healthcare is a global leader in offering innovative therapies and technologies for patients with life-threatening conditions, kidney disease, nutritional care, renal care and solutions for various healthcare settings, such as hospital care, critical care, home dialysis and more.

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Main description

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

  • Do you want to begin your career in science but are not quite ready to study at university for 3+ years?
  • Are you about to leave college/sixth form with a scientific A Level or equivalent and hoping to find a relevant role?
  • Are you a university graduate looking for a step into a pharmaceutical company that offers the opportunity to progress?

Here at Baxter in Thetford we have a very exciting opportunity for a Microbiologist Technician to join our team in Compounding.

You will be working in a brand-new purpose-built lab as part of a team of 7.

This role is Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week and we are happy for you to work either 9-5/8-4.

This role will involve

  • Environmental monitoring in a highly regulated production environment
  • Transferring samples into the lab to be incubated
  • Reading and recording samples
  • React to any issues
  • Transfer of samples between incubators
  • Recording results into a database
  • Media & material ordering
  • Regulatory paperwork
  • Data entry/trending
  • Growth promotion testing


We can offer an attractive salary and some fantastic benefits which are listed below.

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Blue light card eligible
  • Progression opportunities
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Up to 8% pension contribution
  • Employee assistance programme

Entry requirements

  • Biology/scientific A Level or equivalent
  • The desire and clear passion to begin a career within Microbiology
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Able to work well as part of a team but also has the ability to work independently
  • Good IT skills

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 22/02/2024




This job is located in Thetford, Norfolk

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