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Senior Microbiologist - South East

Science Solutions Recruitment
South East England
Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Role: Senior Microbiologist

Salary: DOE

Location: South East

A world leader in suppliers of water-based polymers located in the south east are looking for a senior microbiologist to join their team. As a senior microbiologist, you will have a master's or PhD in Microbiology or a related field, showcase relevant microbiology experience in the food, pharmaceutical or chemical industries and have experience working to GMP and GLP standards.

Main Duties
  • Classify and avert microbiological contamination issues which may affect the quality of manufactured products.
  • Self-sufficiently plan and perform technical work programs
  • Lead technical projects under supervision.
  • Apply Microbiology expertise efficiently to solve customer complications
  • Work closely with various colleagues internally
  • Keep in regular contact to customers
  • Guarantee compliance with Health and safety programs by pro-actively identifying, reporting on and educating safety related issues in the local laboratory area.
  • Perform microbiological analysis of raw materials, in process products and finished goods.
  • Conduct Biocide Efficacy testing studies in support of the business.
  • Culture collection development and maintenance.
  • Support the business with microbial safety and quality issues.
  • Support with timely investigation of customer complaints and other sources of non-conforming work.
  • Carry out Plant hygiene audits in order to identify processes, practices, equipment, and raw materials that contribute to microbial contamination.
  • Plan and execute project work to develop application and knowledge.
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts as necessary to track and communicate service activity status.
  • Develop and maintain awareness in relevant technical fields.
  • Provide technical support to operations, R&D, sales, quality and regulatory as required.
  • Sample log in and reporting using LIMS system.

Person Profile
  • Masters or PhD in Microbiology or related field (Biology, Biochemistry).
  • Showcase relevant experience in a Class II Microbiology Laboratory in the food, pharmaceutical or chemical Industry
  • Experienced with Good Laboratory Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Capability to work independently and within a team

  • Knowledge of preservative efficacy testing and testing for biocides.
  • Experience of working in an accredited laboratory (ISO 17025) and Quality Control teams to drive and deliver key pipeline projects.
  • Working knowledge of HPLC techniques.


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

Find Us
01925 377815
Suite C,
Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,
United Kingdom
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