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Quality Control Microbiologist

Posted 08/12/2021
£50,000 per annum
Livingston
Full time


Company client is looking for an experienced QC Microbiologist to join a successful pharmaceutical company in Livingston.

This role reports to the Quality Control Manager and will primarily be responsible for the management of a team of analysts conducting analytical activities, QC testing and release of materials, packaging components and finished products.  The role will be responsible for providing technical expertise at both a theoretical and practical level.  The ideal candidate will therefore have a pharmaceutical analysis background and have gained experience within a cGMP, FDA and MHRA regulated environment.

Working as part of a team alongside Production and Development you will be responsible for:

-Planning and supervising the execution and reporting of routine microbiology testing to determine fitness for purpose of starting materials, intermediate and finished products.
-Technically competent in microbiology activities.  Key aspects of this role will include performing a set of basic Microbiolgical tests such as Micro limit testing of Non-Sterile Products of raw materials, and finished products, Environmental Monitoring, Growth promotion testing of incoming media, Gram staining, Water TVC testing.
-Conduct calibrations in accordance with SOP.
-Conduct purchasing of consumables and maintain stock levels as required for the operation of the microbiology laboratory.
-Ensure Out of Specification results are reported at the time of discovery and communicated to relevant internal and external personnel.
-Complete Environmental monitoring reports as per frequency defined in SOP.  
 

To be considered for this role you MUST have the following:

·        Relevant qualification, HNC/HND/Science Degree or Equivalent
·        Direct experience with pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
·        Demonstrated technical competence of the technical and practical skills involved in analytical activities to prescribed quality standards
·        Proven ability to work to key regulatory and compliance requirements
·        Skilled in Microbiology techniques including Microlimit testing, Environmental monitoring, TVC testing.
·        Able to communicate well with others, both laboratory and non-laboratory based
·        Able to work with minimal supervision.
·        Good understanding of quality control, SOP and GMP adherence

Desired:

·        Have a broad knowledge with and experience of working within a cGMP/GLP environment.
·        Experience of quality control within a pharmaceutical environment.
·        Experience of data reporting and checking data within a QC environment.
·        Understand and demonstrate a pragmatic approach to problem solving with GMP constraints.



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