Trainee Microbiology Technician

£20,591 pa

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Consulting Sciences

We offer microbiology and consumer and sensory science consultancy services, including: analytical testing, safety and spoilage, molecular and microbiology methods, emerging microbiology, brewing microbiology research, industrial heat process microbiology, quality lab audit, and sensory science

Microbiology Safety & Spoilage Team

Our Microbiology Safety & Spoliage Team provide technical support to the areas of challenge testing, shelf-life testing and general food spoilage and food safety research. This is a trainee Microbiology Technician role. Candidates will receive training in Microbiology techniques.


  • ​Complete practical work on research and contract studies including sample receipt, sample analysis, plate counting, results calculation.
  • Calibration and monitoring tasks.
  • Housekeeping tasks required in accordance with the quality system.


  • ​Keen interest in scientific subjects, Biology A Level would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ability to learn techniques for working with spoilage organisms e.g. Pseudomonas, yeasts, and moulds, including knowledge media, incubation times and temperature requirements.
  • Ability to learn techniques for working with food borne pathogens e.g., Salmonella, Listeria, including knowledge of cell morphology, media, incubation times and temperature requirements.
  • Ability to learn techniques for calculating required dilutions of cultures to achieve a target level when inoculating packs of food products.
Please note- this is an entry level role and wouldn't be suitable for a Biology graduate.


  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

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