QC Microbiologist

12 Jul 2019

QC Microbiologist Level II in QC Commercial group supporting Microbial and Analytical testing of finished product, API, excipients and packing components.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Completion of a full suite of Microbial testing across the product portfolio according to written procedures in line with commercial manufacturing schedules.
  • Microbiological analysis such as Microlimits and test for specified organisms on API and Excipient samples.
  • Performing site environmental monitoring and reading/recording of environmental sample results and the preparation of routine environmental trend reports.
  • Interpretation and reporting of isolate speciation results.
  • Interpretation and reporting of Endotoxin and sterility testing results.
  • Supports review and investigations for out- of trends/out-of specifications.
  • Microbial analysis of water (Purified/Potable
  • Growth Promotion of Media.
  • Isolate handling and control.
  • Bioassay finished product testing.
  • Completion of analytical testing in accordance with written procedures as required .
  • Review of analytical data to appropriate specifications and protocols
  • Support troubleshooting and process optimization as necessary
  • Active participation and documentation of Deviation investigations, Corrective actions tasks and Procedural updates
  • Completion of associated change control tasks and CAPA's
  • Generation of protocols and reports as required supporting product testing etc.
  • Support the Lean train testing philosophy
  • Coordinates waste management, LEAN/Operational excellence and 5S efforts as required.
  • Participate in QC and cross-functional projects as required.
  • Assists in the training of QC staff.
  • Writes and revises methods, specifications, and SOP's as needed.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Technical writing (protocols, reports, procedures)
  • The ability to analyse data with a logical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Working knowledge of GMPs, GLPs, pharmacopoeial, and regulatory requirements for testing and validation pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • Experienced in Aseptic Technique
  • Proficient in Microbiological analysis such as Environmental Monitoring, Microlimits testing and media growth promotion.
  • Speciation of microbial and fungal isolates using the identification systems such as Malditof, Microseq, Vitek, Biolog, BBL and API kits.
  • Proficient in microbiology testing including: Sterility testing, Bioburden testing, endotoxin testing, Growth Promotions etc
  • Proficient in the use of laboratory equipment such as, pH & conductivity meters
  • Knowledge of Analytical techniques desirable

Education & Experience

2+ years of relevant experience and a BS degree in Microbiology or equivalent

Prior experience in pharmaceutical industry is preferred

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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