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Cheshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Microbiologists required, based in Cheshire. Requiring a degree in Microbiology (or similar) and proven industrial experience of Microbiological testing, with any biofilm research/experience desirable but not essential.

Title: Microbiologists

Location: Cheshire

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

SRG are working with a successful company specialising in the development of innovative chemical technology for use in the hygiene and cleaning product sectors. Due to a recent re-structuring and growth, they are now seeking Microbiologists to join the team at their facility in Cheshire. The role will involve testing and research to evaluate product efficacy, develop new methodologies and also conduct research into biofilms to contribute to new technology and product development. This would be an excellent opportunity for an experienced Microbiologist with some industrial experience to join a growing business and conduct research at the leading edge of biocidal technology. Biofilm experience, as well as experience within the hygiene and cleaning product sector would be desirable but not essential.

Benefits: Forward-thinking business with a genuine focus on R&D, looking to advance their technology in this field. A modern and well-equipped working environment, with a highly collaborative team. 25-day holiday allowance, plus 8 statutory days, company pension scheme, life assurance, bonus and share options. Working hours of 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with highly flexible start and finish times.

Role / Description

  • Conducting research and development into effects of biocidal technology on a range of microbial models, including biofilms
  • Collaborating on research projects with academic and industrial partners
  • Conducting microbiological testing to evaluate efficacy to BS EN Standards
  • Working closely with the formulation team to support the development of new technologies
  • Developing new microbiological test methodologies to support new claims or demonstrate relevant compliance
  • Producing data to support intellectual property, new claims, and new products
  • Defining the microbiological elements of product specifications
  • Monitoring developments in regulations, microbiological science, and the wider industry to identify opportunities for research
  • Documenting and reporting on experiments, results and project progression


  • Degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology or a similar discipline with microbiology as a major component
  • Proven practical experience of microbiological testing or research in an industrial setting
  • Experience/knowledge working on biofilms, anti-bacterial resistance or biocidal products considered highly advantageous
  • Experience in working under or towards GLP or ISO standards considered beneficial but not essential

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to chris.beckenham@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 868 2225. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.co.uk to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

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Keywords: microbiology, microbiologist, biofilm, anti-bacterial, antibacterial, resistance, biocide, biocidal, efficacy, anti-viral, hygiene, cell culture, testing, GLP, ISO, BS EN Standards, R&D, cleaning products, microbiological, biotechnology, disinfectant

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J2164742
  • Posted: 23rd June 2022
  • Expires: 21st July 2022


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