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QC Microbiologist

Food and FMCG

Hampshire (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 6602


A world-renowned cosmetic manufacturer is currently recruiting for a QC Microbiologist to join its team based in Petersfield on a permanent basis. As QC Microbiologist, you will take a pivotal role in the testing department and take responsibility for routine operations to ensure the accurate sampling and microbiological testing of raw materials.


  • Responsible for routine operations to ensure the accurate sampling and microbiological testing and release of raw materials, mass, and finished product.
  • To initiate out of specification reports and investigations when product does not meet specification and where applicable.
  • Execution of QC Lab Testing, including; Monitor Critical Control Parameters, conduct basic routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, environmental monitoring testing and validation, Complete documentation as needed to support testing procedures.
  • Testing data review and release by reviewing routine/non-routine test data and results, including sample preparation records, logbooks, calculations, and data sheets. Enter results in SAP/LIMS, as needed.
  • Release of raw materials, non-OTC mass, and cosmetic FGs in the laboratory
  • Identify quality problems and suggest improvement opportunities.


  • Degree qualification in Biology/Microbiology or closely related.
  • Industrial experience working in a regulated laboratory – completely microbiological testing/analysis on raw samples.
  • Solid knowledge of laboratory standards (GMP, GDP and Good Lab Practices).
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills and ability to appropriately communicate information to management.
  • Ability to write SOPs, deviations, change controls and OOS reports.
  • Ability to work late shifts (2pm-10pm).
  • Full clean driving license.

Competitive salary

Job Ref: 6602