• £30,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Cheshire, England, UK CH2 4NU Cheshire UK CH2 4NU
Job Ref: J2157452
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
Date Added: 12 October 2020
Virologist required, based in Cheshire. Requiring minimum MSc in Virology, Microbiology or similar and experience in Virology testing/research

Virologist required, based in Cheshire. Requiring minimum Master's level qualification in Virology, Microbiology or closely related discipline. Experience in Virology (testing/development/research) and cell culture techniques gained either in industry or in academia (post-doctoral).

Title: Virologist

Location: Cheshire

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Term: Permanent

SRG is working exclusively with a successful company specialising in the development of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and biocidal products for use in household care, healthcare and personal care products. As a result of recent investment and growth, they are now looking for an experienced Virologist to join the team at their facility in Cheshire. The role will involve conducting a range of testing to evaluate the antiviral performance of products, culturing cells to host viruses and using results to support R&D of anti-viral products. This would be an excellent opportunity for a Scientist educated to at least MSc level, who has post-university experience of testing, developing or research in the field of Virology, in an academic (e.g. post-doc) or industrial setting.

Benefits: Innovative and forward-thinking company offering a brilliant opportunity in their growing Anti-Viral division. 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

  • Using cell culture techniques to inoculate, grow and quantify viruses for testing
  • Preparing and conducting efficacy testing of anti-viral, biocidal products to EN Standards
  • Helping to define standard protocols for the execution and documentation of anti-viral testing
  • Interpret and use test results to inform development of new anti-viral technologies and product claims
  • Developing new anti-viral test methods to support new claims and demonstrate compliance
  • Monitoring external developments in biocidal and anti-viral technology, virology and associated regulations
  • Reviewing labelling and marketing materials to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Producing traceable, documented records of work for future reference and support of claims, compliance and patent registration


  • Minimum MSc qualification in Virology, Microbiology or closely related discipline
  • Proven post-university experience of testing, developing or researching in the field of Virology - either in a post-doc position or industrial context (Healthcare, Biomedical, Pharmaceuticals, Biocides, Veterinary, Medical Devices, etc.)
  • Experience and understanding of cell culture techniques, aseptic technique and developing assays
  • Good appreciation of statistical analysis

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 Faye on 0161 868 2218. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

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Keywords: virology, virologist, ant-viral, viral, virus, viruses, microbiology, immunology, biomedical, pathology, vaccine, testing, research, development, efficacy, assay development, cell culture, gene therapy, vector, biocide, biocidal, MSc, Master, PhD, Ph.D, DPhil, Doctor of Philosophy, post-doctorate, PDRA, post-doc.

11/11/2020 18:53:03
GBP 30000 30000
Contact Consultant:
Faye Allison

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