Senior Laboratory Microbiologist

Posted 18 October by Quality Start
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Senior Laboratory Microbiologist - Norfolk


This is a brand new position that has been created due to expansion. My client is a global pharmaceutical / medical device manufacturing company who are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Laboratory Microbiologist where you will report into the Laboratory Manager carrying out the following duties:

  • Technical Leadership of testing samples to support validation studies and implementing process improvements.
  • Investigating out of specs and trend results for microbiological data.
  • Creating / Revising SOPs, Laboratory records, logs and other related documents.
  • Performing microbiological validations for products and processes.
  • Carrying out and leading microbiology testing, sterility assurance testing, bioburden testing, environmental monitoring, water testing, validations and other testing related to microbiology.

This is a full time permanent job opportunity based in Norfolk paying an excellent salary of £45,000 - £50,400 per annum with great benefits such as 25 days holiday plus bank holidays on top, Pension, Life insurance, Childcare vouchers and much more.


To apply for the role of Senior Laboratory Microbiologist you will have the following:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in Microbiology / or relevant Science degree.
  • Experienced in microbiological testing techniques within a GMP pharmaceutical environment.
  • Leadership and management of teams with experience in testing and equipment validation, continuous improvement techniques and root cause analysis techniques.

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Required skills

  • Environmental
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Sterility
  • Bioburden

Reference: 36393551

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