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Posted 15 September by Consult
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This opportunity is based within the analytical services department supporting the contract manufacturing team where you will be testing and monitoring the microbiological quality of pharmaceutical materials. This includes unlicensed medicines, investigational medicinal products, and licensed products.

My client is a successful privately-owned pharmaceutical company with a position open for a Microbiologist to join their analytical services department, on a 18 month contract.

A medium-sized award-winning pharmaceutical manufacturer, they have state of the art facilities and this presents a fantastic opportunity for a microbiologist continuing their career in the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Biological assays on antibiotics
  • Total viable counts (by pour plate or membrane filtration) and specified organisms.
  • Gram Staining
  • Sterility testing on materials inside a gassed isolator by membrane filtration or direct inoculation.

All lab activities will be to GMP standards and you will also monitor production facilities and equipment.

You will be expected to read agar plates and broths, prepare, select and control the storage of microbiological culture media, Monitor and record the temperatures maintained within the microbiology refrigeration and incubation facilities and carry out the basic characterisation of bacteria, yeast and moulds.

You will also keep the microbiology laboratory and associated consumables and equipment clean and tidy to avoid any biohazard or cross-contamination issues.

About You:

To be suitable for this position you should demonstrate microbiology experience outside of academia, preferably in a pharmaceutical environment, supported by education in a relevant scientific subject (i.e. Pharmaceutical Science, Microbiology, Biological Sciences or similar).

Applicants who do not have experience in TVC (Total Viable Counts) and Pour Plate or Gram Staining will NOT be considered.

If you're interested in the above role then please click apply or get in touch to discuss further.

Consult will endeavour to contact candidates within 14 days of application. However, if you do not hear back after 2 weeks then please assume on this occasion, unfortunately, you have not been successful.

Reference: 44065289

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