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Microbiology Assistant

Group: Operations & Testing

Category: Hygiene -  Personal Care & Surface care 




•    Conduct disinfection and sanitization efficacy tests (e.g. AOAC, ASTM, CEN,) to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of experimental formulations, finished products and ingredients.
•    Conduct required stability tests (preservative challenge tests, Microbial limits) for personal care product development and launch. 
•    Help create new microbiological methods to foster a pipeline of innovative claims.
•    Manage multiple projects and provide microbiological support within the required project timelines (including testing and reporting of results) to the project teams.
•    Act as a subject matter expert in Microbiology. 
•    Work with external partners in a professional and productive manner. 
•    Perform appropriate laboratory practices and procedures, and consistently maintain laboratory records and notebooks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice standards.
•    Review existing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and apply them to lab and testing responsibilities.
•    Propagate and maintain appropriate microbial stocks.
•    Prepare reports on the progress and completion of testing.
•    Present project updates and work in conjunction with your Supervisor and Manager.



•    Bachelors Degree in a Biological Science (with microbiology focus preferred) and proven experience in an industrial microbiology setting experience of 6 months to 2 years. 
•    Knowledge of antimicrobial test methods.
•    Knowledge of common microbiological skills and techniques such as aseptic technique, Gram staining, dilutions, plating, etc. are mandatory. 
•    Intellectual curiosity and proven problem-solving skills.
•    Interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment with multi-disciplined teams.
•    Written communication skills for accurate data entry and project related communications. 
•    Self-motivated, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives and proven time management skills. 
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility regarding changing project priorities. 
•    Knowledge with MS Office Software applications. 


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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