Microbiology Manager (Food Manufacturing) – Oxford

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Microbiology Manager to join a global Packaging Manufacturer at their state-of-the-art facilities in Oxfordshire on a full time, permanent basis.


As a Microbiology Manager, you will have overall responsibility for Microbiology expertise & activities on site including:

  • Providing microbiology support & expertise to development projects & manufacturing on-site in the areas of food manufacturing & processing (in particular heat processed food).
  • Leading a team of Microbiologists on site.
  • Managing & carrying out product monitoring & hygiene audits internally & at customer sites.
  • Providing technical advice to customer teams.

Qualification and Skills:

As a Microbiology Manager you will have a qualification in Microbiology or a related discipline (or equivalent) and knowledge of some or all of the following:

  • Heat-preserved foodstuffs and beverages
  • Heat-processing and pasteurisation of foods and beverages.
  • Spoilage mechanisms of processed foods and beverages.
  • Recovery, isolation and identification of spoilage microorganisms to genus/species level.
  • Hygiene of food and beverage packing processes.
  • Hygienic manufacture of packaging and validation of in-plant controls.
  • Aseptic filling and sealing
  • Microbial resistance to heat-processing and chemical sterilisation techniques.
  • Alternative non-thermal processes.
  • Packaging decontamination mechanisms.
  • Challenge testing of packaging seals, filling processes, sterilisation and decontamination.


As a Microbiology Manager you will be joining an executive team within a global leader in packaging solutions for the FMCG, Food & Beverage industries, which in return offers a very attractive salary and up to 15% bonus, coupled with excellent benefits & career prospects.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for the position of Microbiology Manager, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 842 960 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST24010 in all correspondence.

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