Crop Diagnostics Product Manager

02 September 2020

Microgenetics have successfully trialled our SwiftDetect Septoria test, which gives the level of Septoria infection in a wheat crop just 24 hours after sampling. We are now looking for someone to lead the market development of this and many other applications of our technology within the crop health sector which will include rapid testing for brown rust, yellow rust, ramularia, potato blight and others.

We exist to help 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 one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies (Qualasept Pharmaxo) aiming to revolutionise microbiology.

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

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a product manager to join our team to lead the market development of our portfolio of rapid crop diagnostics. This role will be a combination of strategic thinking and getting hands-on, and you will be adding value from your first day with us. We’re looking for someone as comfortable strategising about the product vision as they are co-ordinating the level of detail required for a successful product launch.

What you’ll do

The product manager will form a critical bridge between customers and the business. You will liaise with all members of the Microgenetics team, and your role will report directly to the Managing Director.

What we’re looking for

What you’ll get

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 and CV, please email

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 September. An initial stage consisting of a short video interview will take place on Friday 25 September for those shortlisted. You will be contacted on Monday 21 September if you have been shortlisted for an interview.