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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Microbiologist

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with passion and imagination, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,000 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In France, discover the empowered passionate professionals who made history creating our legendary perfumery school. Feel the heritage. Acquire knowledge and experience, gained in our renowned European Creation Centre, or from any of our 17 innovative sites across the country. Every day, your commitment, your humility, and your risk-taking will shape our future. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

 

 

 

We are recruiting a Microbiologist for our Preservation – S&T team, temporary contract of 4 months, renewable, to replace the Microbiologist during the maternity leave period.

You will report to the Senior Investigator.

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Under moderate guidance of the team manager with the S&T Team Leads, follow standard protocols, perform moderately complex microbiological analyses in vitro and on food matrices.
  • Assist the Global Preservation team with the documentation and investigation of natural solutions for the preservation of food products.
  • Help analyze data of classical microbiology (challenge tests) and of DNA metabarcoding for a better comprehension of the microbiota ecosystem in food products.
  • Record results based on standard operating procedures.
  • Identify abnormal results and refer to team manager.
  • Enter test results in laboratory information system. 
  • Participate in the communication with internal and external partners.

 

Your profile:

  • General knowledge of food microbiology, including the use of several identification keys and biochemical tests to identity bacteria, and general laboratory safety.
  • Skills in manipulating standard class II microbiology laboratory equipment with speed, accuracy and safety.
  • Teamwork spirit.
  • Have an earned a master in microbiology, biochemistry or other related field. 
  • 3+ years of experience in classical microbiological methods, notably: challenge tests and manipulation of different groups of microorganisms including bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

 

Your benefits in Avignon:

  • 25 days of holiday per year

  • Health coverage partially paid by our company

  • 1 remote working day per week

  • Incentive bonus

  • Car park

  • Career development opportunities

 

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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