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Food Microbiologist

Job Title: Food Microbiologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94577
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.41303.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 22, 2013 18:54

Job Description

An award winning retailer who is committed to delivering the highest quality products to the customer is looking for a Food Microbiologist to join their food safety team. You will implement, manage and effectively control audits of high risk suppliers and microbiological projects to ensure the microbial safety and quality of products. Key responsibilities: * Assess the product safety hazards and controls in place for products to ensure they are intrinsically safe and stable prior to approval for sale * Plan and conduct microbiological safety audits of ‘high-risk’ food suppliers to ensure compliance with microbiological safety requirements * Conduct surveillance projects * Assist in writing technical guidelines, policies and position statements * Provide advice on product safety issues in response to identified incidents, new product development, proposed changes in supplier manufacturing processes and customer complaints Required knowledge, Skills and Experience: * BSc, MSc or PhD in microbiology or a related science discipline with food industry experience * Auditing experience * Excellent communication skills * Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and web-based systems * A keen eye for detail, a quizzical nature and a drive to always dig deeper to find the solution * Self motivated to work on own initiative but also part of a wider team This is a great opportunity for an experienced food microbiologist to join a leading UK retailer and to be part of a team which delivers exceptional service to a continually increasing customer base. If you have the skills and experience required then we would welcome your application. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.