Quality Control Microbiologist

  • Location:

    Liverpool, Merseyside

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Ellender

  • Contact email:

    rebecca.ellender@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/549741

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-28

  • Start date:

    27/01/2020 17:10:52

My client, a world-leading vaccine company based in Liverpool are looking to appoint a Quality Control Microbiology Analyst.

6 month contract
4-on-4-off shift pattern, 11 hours


Job summary:
* To perform QC laboratory tests on in-process, intermediate and finished vaccine products
* To perform in a range of additional varied work activities, including data collation and housekeeping to support the delivery of team objectives
* Participate in ad hoc studies such as technical/validation studies
* Provide technical expertise and advice around specific tests in troubleshooting

Principle Accountabilities:
* To operate within the required standards of HSE (Awareness of risk assessments, accidents, incidents, near misses, NOSIs) and company Quality Systems and policies in accordance with Orange Guide and CFR regulations
* To perform accurate and reliable laboratory tests and generate results to cGMP standard by entering and authorising test data. Including investigation of any invalid OOS/OOT results in accordance with SOPs and current company requirements
* Consult with QA, and, where required, initiate Sentry investigations where deviations have occurred
* Ensure that the maintenance, qualification and calibration of laboratory equipment used is up to date and to the required GMP standards
* Use only approved and validated assay processes and reagents
* To participate in laboratory administration, including: complete and review of log books and PCS alarms generated progression of Change Controls, SOP reviews and closure of assigned Corrective/Preventative actions
* Participate in department housekeeping activities such as cleaning, ordering and maintenance of stocks
* Participate in planning and execution of ad hoc projects such as technical and validation studies
* Troubleshoot in the resolution of testing products where required
* Maintain responsibility for the upkeep of own training records and to operate within the scope of trained activities
* To provide training, coaching and mentoring for technical activities within the department in accordance with the appropriate skill block

Requirements:
* Fluent in English
* Experience in Microbiology testing within the Pharmaceutical industry
* Experience of Quality Control testing techniques (environmental monitoring and bioburden testing)
* Experience in cGMP environment
* Awareness of test and equipment validation
* Knowledge of continuous improvement and root cause analysis techniques
* BSc (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline

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