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Research Scientist

10 January 2020

Permanent full time, 37.5 hours per week
Based in Corsham, Wiltshire, UK

Microgenetics exists to help mankind win the war against pathogens. We identify problems in microbiology that were previously impossible to solve and develop new technology to solve them. We are an exciting start-up backed by the UK’s fastest growing pharmaceutical company (Qualasept Pharmaxo) aiming to revolutionise microbiology.

We are currently working with partners in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and veterinary diagnostics sector to develop our products:

  1. SmartControl: Environmental monitoring software that seamlessly captures images of every sample to ensure data integrity with zero capital expenditure.
  2. SwiftDetect: A rapid test that can detect the presence or absence of a single cell in a large volume in under six hours, using our hybrid PCR technology.

About you

We are looking for a Research Scientist to join Microgenetics to contribute to the development and commercialisation of SwiftDetect, as well as to identify and contribute to the research of future products. This highly sensitive microbial detection test will replace traditional sterility testing and validation activities within the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. We are also developing the test for use in other sectors with two current projects in agriculture (testing for Bovine Tb and testing for a crop pathogen).

What will be expected of you

The Research Scientist will work in close collaboration with other scientists in the team, academic advisors and Microgenetics management. The role will report to the Principal Scientist.

What we are looking for

Even better if you have:


In return we offer rewards and benefits including:

This role will play a critical part in driving Microgenetics to success in taking our exciting technology from lab bench to commercially available products.

Microgenetics is based in a new science park development in Corsham in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with easy commutes from Bath, Bristol and Chippenham.

Come and join us in revolutionising microbiology! If you would like more information about this position or would like to apply with covering letter (including an overview of laboratory work and relevant experience) and CV, please email

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th January 2020. Interviews will take place week commencing 10th February 2020. You will be contacted by Wednesday 29th January if you have been shortlisted for an interview.