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Microbiologist - Biocides

Chemicals

Essex (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5813

Description

A speciality chemical company is looking for a Microbiologist to join its team. You will Independently plan and execute technical work programs and lead straightforward technical projects under supervision. You must hold a BSc in microbiology or related field and 2 or more years relevant experience in a Class II Microbiology laboratory in the food, pharmaceutical or chemical industry, along with knowledge of preservative efficacy testing and testing for biocides.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Health and safety programs by pro-actively identifying, reporting on and improving safety related issues in the local laboratory area.
  • Perform microbiological analysis of raw materials, in process products and finished goods.
  • Conduct microbiological challenge testing studies in support of the business.
  • Culture collection development and maintenance.
  • To support the business with microbial safety and quality issues.
  • Support with timely investigation of customer complaints and other sources of nonconforming 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.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or related field.  + 2 years relevant experience in a Class II Microbiology Laboratory in the food, pharmaceutical or chemical Industry.  Knowledge of preservative efficacy testing and testing for biocides.

Competitive salary in line with experience

Job Ref: 5813