Graduate Microbiology Technician



Leading international Pharmaceutical Manufacturer seeks an Graduate Microbiology Technician to join a talented team, working on a 7am till 3pm for the first week then a 3pm till 11pm for the second week rotating shift pattern.

About the role:

To carry out environmental monitoring (EM) program of the aseptic compounding centre including; taking daily samples within production cleanroom areas, incubation, plate reading and identification of isolates. Documentation and data-entry of all results, following good documentation practices. Conducting investigations into EM excursions and non-reconciliations, generation and communication of KPIs, trending reports and state-of-control of compounding centre.

To provide ongoing product sterility assurance through sterility testing and media-fill programs, and processing samples for external testing. Conducting investigations into out of specification results. Duties will also include liaison with internal customers and external suppliers.

Duties may include:

Carry out environmental monitoring program
Incubation of samples
Reading of plates and liquid media and evaluation of results
Species-level identification of isolates
Investigating EM excursions and out of specification results
Sample processing for external testing
Sterility testing of finished products
Documentation and data entry of all results
Trending of results and report-writing
Writing and review of procedures, protocols and records relating to job role

Skills and experience:

Good communication and report-writing skills
Minimum Degree Microbiology/related Science or relevant experience.
Previous experience in working within a laboratory or pharmaceutical, microbiology or healthcare industries would be beneficial.
The role holder is expected to work with minimal supervision against the agreed work programme; including work within clean areas