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Merseyside, Port Sunlight
Up to £25536 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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Salary Range
Temporary, £7.01 - £14, GBP
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our Global FMCG Client, the powerhouse behind Persil, Comfort, Surf and Ben & Jerry's, are currently seeking a Microbiologist for their site in Port Sunlight, Wirral. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months, 37.5-hour week, paying £25,536 per annum pro rata, working Monday to Friday.

Unfortunately, we cannot consider candidates with longer than 1 month notice to serve.

Microbiological expertise is provided on formulation and process design, microbiological methods and supply chain hygiene. A further aim is to drive operational efficiencies and global ways of working with our sister laboratories. The team is responsible for a hygiene assessment of all innovations from Hair, Deodorants, Oral Care and Regional Skin design centres.

In this role your focus will be on the following key responsibilities-

  • Sample administration
  • Microbiological analysis of personal care products
  • Data review & knowledge gathering
  • Design and perform practical work to evaluate preservative efficacy and ad hoc testing.
  • Data capture - ensure all data is generated and logged using the latest Digital tools available
  • Maintaining strong links and developing networks across multi-disciplinary project teams, including formulation, quality and regulatory / safety contacts.

Key skills

  • Strong Microbiological Science background in microbiology with relevant applied industrial microbiology experience. Ideally to BSc level with experience.
  • Previous practical microbiology experience in the same or similar field (Home and Personal Care products)
  • Knowledge and experience of standard microbiological procedures
  • Experienced in the creation, development and implementation of ideas related to microbiology.
  • Ability to write scientific papers and reports.
  • Excellent microbiology practical skills
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good time management
  • Good organisation skills with a high level of accuracy
  • Good IT knowledge and experience with digital tools


A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

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