Microbiology/Biology Graduate (Summer 2024 Start)

Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024

£25,000-£27,000 pa based on experience

+ 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

Industrial Process Microbiology

You could be part of the innovation, research, & technology that guides the global Food and Drink industry. Campden BRI provide science, technology and innovation support to the food and drink industry. Our Microbiology teams test for viruses and pathegons in food & drink, testing the finished product and through out the manufacturing/ supply process and offer consultancy work.

In the IPM team you will provide microbiological expertise to the areas of heat resistance determination, antimicrobial process validation (challenge testing), disinfectant efficacy testing, hygiene testing and general industrial process microbiology research.

We offer training, support, and career progression

We’re passionate about harnessing & encouraging new talent into our business and the industry! Are you an engaged & passionate future scientist, who is eager to start ‘Your Campden BRI Journey’ in Summer 2024?


We offer a flexible graduate programme, supporting you, allowing you to gain experience, brilliant insight, variety, & knowledge development:

  • Microbiology focus
  • Dedicated senior mentor to guide & support you
  • Training placements within your scientific area and across the business
  • On the job learning in ISO & UKAS accredited labs
  • We also give a great grounding in the overall business with short secondments to operating units & commercial areas- to ensure you get the most knowledge and insight possible.
  • Practical Microbiology laboratory 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.
  • Contribution to client facing tasks such as answering enquiries, sending interim reports and contributing to proposals.


  • If you are a dedicated graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree in Microbiology or Biology.

  • Experience of using your initiative and the ability to take responsibility (evidenced by volunteering, extracurricular activities, work).

  • Interest in food & drink microbiology.
  • Experience/knowledge of working with spoilage organisms e.g. Pseudomonas, yeasts and moulds, lactic acid bacteria including knowledge media, incubation times and temperature requirements.
  • Experience/knowledgein working with food borne pathogens e.g. Salmonella, Listeria, including knowledge of cell morphology, media, incubation times and temperature requirements
  • Experience in calculating concentrations and dilutions required to prepare chemical solutions and microbial suspensions of specified cell count.
  • Competent in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Due to our location- you will be required to drive & have your own transport to site at Chipping Campden.


  • 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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