Quality Control Microbiologist – Eurofins UK Food Testing – Grimsby

Eurofins UK Food Testing

Job Description

Please note that this is a permanent position working 37.5 hours per week – Wednesday to Sunday 08:00 till 16:00. 

The purpose of this role is to assist the Senior microbiologist in the day to day quality functions of the food microbiology laboratory. Main duties to include:

Carry out timely investigations into non-conformances.

Ensure the set-up of the laboratory and daily calibrations are carried out.

Ensure all media checks are carried out in a timely manner ensuring effective supply of culture media to internal and external labs.

To ensure that weekly environmental checks are carried out.

Maintenance and control of the reference organisms.

To perform Novartis fertility/sterility testing and organise relevant cultures required.

To ensure that all appropriate Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies and procedures are adhered to within the food Microbiology department. The role holder must promote a culture of HSE in the workplace.

To work in a safe manner with due regard for both personal safety and the safety of others and maintain own work area to a good housekeeping standard; and ensure that staff work in a safe manner and are trained in appropriate disciplines. 

To investigate (and report) any near misses, incidents or accidents to the first aid coordinator (accidents) or facilities manager (incidents, near misses).

To organise and perform non-routine analytical work and solve technical problems if requested.

To role model the behaviours in support of the Company values and to take action to assure that these are supported by the area for which they are responsible.


The jobholder must have appropriate people management, client contact and technical knowledge ideally gained within the Food industry.

A degree in Microbiology (or other relevant science) is preferred and/or 3+ years of practical laboratory experience in a line management role in a Microbiology environment using a variety of complex laboratory equipment and processes.  

Require knowledge of specialist tests, method development and problem finding for clients e.g. source of contamination.

Must be computer literate with experience of the windows office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ideally be familiar with laboratory information management systems (LIMS). 

Must be able to work under pressure and to strict time deadlines.

Additional Information


At Eurofins we are growing, innovating and always learning. We celebrate the achievements of our employees through annual long service awards, recognise our colleagues special life events, and we are committed to charitable causes through global fundraising activities.

As a Eurofins employee you will benefit from:

Holiday Purchase Scheme

Life Assurance (4 times annual salary)

Company Pension Plan

Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 confidential support.

Free car parking

Worldwide career opportunities

Everyone who joins our team also gets access to Perkbox, allowing you to save money all year round. Whether its supermarket savings or days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

 What Happens Next
Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it’s incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you’ll be invited to meet the team to give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths. 
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Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. 

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