Scientist – Food Safety & Analytical Services

Who we are

Science Group is an international, science-led services and product development organisation comprising three operating divisions: R&D Consultancy; Regulatory & Compliance; and Frontier Smart Technologies. The Regulatory and Compliance division goes to market under the brands of TSG and Leatherhead Food Research. The division provides companies around the world with regulatory consulting and scientific expertise.

Leatherhead Food Research provides expertise and support to the global food and beverage sector. We provide practical solutions that cover all stages of a product’s lifecycle from consumer insight and ingredient innovation to food safety consultancy and global regulatory advice. The Food Safety & Analytical Services department provides theoretical and practical support in the areas of microbiology, chemistry and microscopy. In growing our business, we look for exceptional, hard-working and hands-on individuals who will flourish in a dynamic and stimulating environment. 

The opportunity

We are recruiting a Scientist to join our Food Safety & Analytical Services team. The role is an entry-level position for someone with 1 years’ experience of laboratory work gained from working in industry, or a consultancy. You will provide chemical and microbiological analysis contributing to consultancy projects for the global food and beverage industry. You will also support our Cooking Instructions department. The role will be based at our Great Burgh office.

Key responsibilities:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Microbiological analysis
  • Cooking instruction generation and verification
  • Maintenance of the quality system

Experience & qualifications

  • Degree in microbiology, chemistry, biology, food science or related discipline
  • 1 year experience in microbiology or chemistry laboratory
  • Use of HPLC highly desirable
  • Passion for food and cooking highly desirable
  • Second language useful but not essential
  • Excellent interpretation skills & eye for detail
  • Excellent customer service
  • Flexible and able to accept and work with change
  • A proactive, positive and enthusiastic “can do” attitude
  • Ability to effectively build working relationships with colleagues, clients and external contacts

Career development

We are committed to supporting employees and make a focussed effort to offer bespoke training to allow each individual to thrive within their environment and realise personal potential.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


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