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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Do you want to be responsible for the quality and microbiological testing of recognisable household brands? Do you have a scientific background with experience of product testing in the FMCG industry?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Microbiologist to join our Quality Department based at Wear Bay Road.

As a Microbiologist you will be responsible for the testing regime on Finished Goods, Semi-Finished Products and Raw Materials. You will work closely with Quality Control (QC) to maintain high quality products for distribution.

Within this role you will be key in performing microbiological sampling and environmental monitoring of specific areas within the Production facility, as well as sampling and testing the RO process water and seawater deliveries to site.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Control and maintenance of laboratory consumables

  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

  • Provide support in relevant qualification and validations

  • Creation and maintenance of accurate records and produce concise reports for KPI’s, local SOPs/WIs and quality investigations

  • Maintain a clean working environment in conjunction with procedures and regulatory processes

  • Perform and collate data from environmental testing within the plant

  • To support internal investigations requiring Microbiological testing to resolve issues within Products or Production areas.

  • Promote safe and compliant working practices within the Laboratory and Production Plant

The successful candidate must have previous experience working in a laboratory environment within a regulated industry (e.g FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices). The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of GMP, ISO standards and experience of Quality tools such as Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, and CAPA.

A successful individual must be able to maintain accurate laboratory documentation as well as the ability to work safely and effectively within a small team, ability to multi-task and communicate to wider business departments.

This role works 39 hours per week Monday-Friday.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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United Kingdom

With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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