*BSc Microbiology or Biotechnology; N. Dip/ BTech in Biotechnology, Food Science, or Food Technology. 0–3 Years’ experience in an ISO 17025 accredited facility *
Location:Cape Town
Description:A food testing laboratory is seeking a Microbiologist to join their team. The Microbiologist will report to the Technical Signatory (Microbiology Team Leader) and the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing microbiological analyses according to documented methods and procedures within the stated lead time, performing tasks according to the Quality management System requirements, managing training requirements as per Training Records, conducting analysis and reporting results independently after competency evaluations are successfully completed, ensuring up to date knowledge of laboratory SOPs and verification documents required for accreditation, performing equipment and instrument verifications as per schedule, evaluating QC results as per laboratory procedure before results analysis, actively participating in Proficiency Testing Programs and inter-laboratory testing, assisting the Stock Controller or Technical Signatory with the management of department stock levels, leading and driving continuous improvement initiatives in the laboratory, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene standards are maintained, referring any technical queries from clients to the Technical Signatory or lab management, investigating or assisting with customer complaints and providing feedback to Technical Signatories or Laboratory Manager on the outcome of the investigation prior to further action, leading with dignity and respect, maintaining teamwork to meet team objectives, and other ad hoc tasks.
Key Requirements:BSc Microbiology, Biotechnology, or N. Dip/BTech Biotechnology, Food Technology. Or Food Science. 0-3 Years’ experience in an ISO 17025 accredited facility.
Additional Requirements:The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, flexible, and have an innovative approach to work; have a customer-centric attitude; and have strong organisational, troubleshooting, problem-solving, excellent interpersonal communication, and teamwork skills.
*Only candidates that meet all the requirements should apply
**Please quote “Microbiologist (W1035)” in the subject line
***Only candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to cvs@scistaff.co.za