Reference Number: JO-2105-469392
Technician, Biology/Microbiology
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Fleetwood

This role offers a unique opportunity to work within a small laboratory setting at a global leader in the healthcare industry. The position includes a very wide scope of testing to develop industrial microbiology skills and deepen your understanding of the role of QC microbiology labs within the medical devices sector. The post holder will be trained in a variety of test methods and be encouraged to undergo personal professional development throughout their time of employment.

The job will involve:
Carrying out microbiological testing to ensure product meets strict quality standards.
Collaborating with other departments to ensure timely release of products and materials.
Supporting laboratory investigations and non-conformance investigations.
Ensureing the principles of cGMP are applied and that all documentation is followed to adhere to ISO9000, ISO13485, FDA QSRs and the Medical device directive.

Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure that microbiological testing is performed in a timely manner
Bioburden testing
Sterility testing
Antibiotic potency testing
Endotoxin testing
Environmental monitoring
Enumeration and identification of contaminants
Management of consumables and materials used in testing
Autoclaving of items for the laboratory and production
Execution of the laboratory cleaning program
Review of sterilization documentation
Quality and Compliance Related

Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
GMP documentation and Quality Systems
Support investigations and participate in completion of Non-conformance reports and OOS excursions

Ensure that own training records are up to date and complete
Assist in the training of other staff
Support validation of test methods and equipment for the microbiology department
Support validation of processes for sterility assurance
External communications
Ensure that consumables are ordered in a timely manner to avoid testing delays
Support documentation revisions.

Job Specific Competencies
Able to follow procedures to ensure the principles of cGMP are upheld
Able to communicate and present information and ideas effectively
Able to work to deadlines
Able to react to a changing environment and under time pressures
Able to work as part of a team to work towards a common goal
Able to manage own time and prioritize own workload to ensure timely completion of assigned work
GLP Competencies
Credo values: Integrity and Credo based actions
Customer focus: Results and Performance driven with a sense of Urgency
Talent development: Collaboration, Self-awareness, Adaptability

Minimum of A level in Science or mathematics discipline (international equivalents acceptable)
Desired BSc degree in Biological sciences

Minimum 1 years experience in a laboratory setting (Practical laboratory experience gained through a degree is acceptable)
Working with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
Desired previous experience working within a quality environment in the Food, Consumer, Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry

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