Microbiologist - new job in Surrey, UK

  • £32,000 - £37,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Surrey, England, UK KT22 7RY Surrey Surrey UK KT22 7RY
Job Ref: BBBH126181
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Food & FMCG
Date Added: 02 March 2023
Microbiologist required, based in Cheshire. Requiring a PhD or MSc in Microbiology, with specialism in yeast, fungal or similar microorganisms

Microbiologist required, based in Cheshire. Requiring a PhD or MSc in Microbiology or closely related subject, with specialism in yeast biology, eukaryotic organisms, fungus or similar



£32,000 - £37,000 per annum (dependent on experience)


SRG is working with remarkable company specialising in scientific technologies to support the food and beverage industries. With an excellent reputation in this sector, they are currently looking for a new Microbiologist to join their team based in Surrey, who will work on the research, development and analysis of yeast strains. This role will involve using a range of microbiological techniques and bespoke methods - including media prep, inoculation and culturing, microscopy, analysis and method development - to produce yeast products in line with customer projects. This would be a brilliant role for an MSc or PhD-qualified Microbiologist who has hands-on experience (in academia or industry) working with yeast, mould or other fungal microorganisms. We also welcome applications from BSc-qualified graduate who have several years of industrial experience in this area.

Benefits: A key role in a small, relaxed - but passionate - team of scientists, working in a highly-respected, GMP-accredited company with customers all over the world. Excellent facilities, lots of learning & development resources and monthly team-building activities/days out. 37.5 hours, Mon-Fri, flexible start/finish times. Enhanced company pension, enhanced sick pay, 26 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Role / Description

  • Working in the laboratory to analyse and tailor yeast products to client requirements and timelines
  • Preparation of culture media and laboratory reagents
  • Inoculating media with yeast strains for culture
  • Production and packaging of yeast products for internal stock and external demand
  • Analysing yeast stock, as well as yeast samples obtained from customers
  • Storing yeast samples in and recovering samples from liquid nitrogen systems
  • Developing new microbiological methods
  • Carrying out routine microbiological QC testing of samples
  • Preparing project reports for and liaising with clients regularly for technical support and consultancy
  • Supporting the maintenance of ISO 9001, GMP and HACCP quality standards in the lab


  • MSc or PhD in Microbiology or closely related discipline (BSc- qualified candidates with relevant industrial experience will also be considered)
  • Hands-on experience (academic or industrial) using microbiological techniques to study, analyse or culture yeast, mould or other fungal organisms or similar microorganisms
  • Strong practical skills in microbiology, microscopy, culturing techniques and quantitative microbiological methods
  • Knowledge/understanding of ISO 9001, GMP and/or HACCP
  • An interest in brewing/beer-making/fermenting would be highly advantageous!
  • Must be a non-smoker for Health & Safety reasons

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Raffa on 0161 888 2517. 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.com 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. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: microbiology, microbiological, microbial, fungi, fungal, fungus, yeast, strain, microbe, microorganism, saccharomyces, brewing, homebrewing, fermentation, biofermentation, PhD, doctorate, post-doctorate, Ph.D, MPhil, MSc, Master, BSc.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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01/04/2023 18:52:10
GBP 32000.00 37000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Faye Allison

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