Senior Scientist in Food Microbiology: Germany

To strengthen their Kit Development Department,  Eurofins GeneScanTechnologies GmbH in Freiburg is searching for a Senior Scientist in  Food Microbiology.

Job tasks:

Kit Development

  • Planning, preparing, implementing and documenting experimental work for development, validation studies of nucleic acid-based kits in the context of microbiology testing for the food and feed industry
  • Conducting literature, technology and market research related to Rapid Molecular Methods specifically for microbiological testing of food and feed
  • Functional supervising of technical staff

Project Management

  • Promoting development projects from project idea to implementation of development work, validation and product certification
  • Communicating with internal stakeholders (i.e. product management, kit production, marketing) as well as external stakeholders (e.g. laboratory partners, suppliers, lead customers) in order to create new products tailored to the needs of our customers


  • Supporting of application specialist and customer service team in technical questions and in-depth troubleshooting for kits from Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH in the context of microbiology testing and related areas in order to provide outstanding service to kit customers
  • Working together with product management in strategic decisions to broaden and optimize the product folio for rapid molecular methods in food microbiology

The candidate:

  • Holds a PhD in a scientific domain, such as food microbiology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related areas, or an equivalent qualification
  • Has a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the field of food microbiology and/or microbiological/molecular testing
  • Has an expert knowledge in nucleid acid-based methods in particular real-time PCR methods and DNA sample preparation, because he/she used, developed and validated methods, ideally in the field of Food Microbiology, during her/his studies and/or professional career
  • Works in a proactive manner with a hands-on mentality and attention to detail
  • Is able to respond to changing priorities and have excellent organization skills
  • Identifies problems and work towards solutions
  • Is a strong team player with good communication skills and willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required
  • Has strong technical writing skills
  • Is fluent in German and English.
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