Microbiology Technician - Contract - Blackpool - Northern

Medical/Pharmaceutical - Scientific & Laboratory
Ref: 441 Date Posted: Friday 10 Sep 2021
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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 Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
  • GMP documentation and Quality SystemsSupport investigations and participate in completion of Non-conformance reports and OOS excursions Training
  • Ensure that own training records are up to date and complete
  • Assist in the training of other staff
  • Validation
  • 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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