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Senior Microbiologist - QC - GMP - Hampshire - £23k-£27k

Posted 9 March by Cranleigh Scientific Easy Apply Ended
Senior Microbiologist - QC - GMP - Hampshire - £23k-£27k - Validation - Environmental Monitoring

A leading manufacturer of health and beauty products has an opportunity for a Senior QC Microbiologist to join its team. You will lead the microbiology testing of raw materials, purified water and bulk and finished products. It is essential that you have previous microbiology experience including the validation of microbiology methods, environmental monitoring and working to GMP standards.

The Role:

* Maintain Laboratory Methods in compliance with the latest ISO standards and BP/EP requirements
* Carry out microbiological testing of purified water, raw materials, bulk and finished products in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
* Carry out environmental testing in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
* Perform identification on all growth found to species level as appropriate
* Train microbiologists in microbiological testing methods and re-train as amendments are made
* Validate all microbiological test methods
* Validate new products against the microbiological test methods
* Lead the investigation into microbiological out of specification results and failures. Identify actions to eliminate or reduce re-occurrence
* Lead the quarterly water and environmental monitoring review meetings
* Raise non-conformances for any raw materials, bulks and finished goods that do not meet specification in accordance with SOP
* Ensure all samples tested are controlled and retained in accordance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures
* Ensure that all microbiological organisms used for QC testing are controlled and retained appropriately
* Cover for the shift microbiologists when they are on holiday
* Be responsible for the maintenance of databases relevant to all tests performed
* Send samples to external laboratories and customers as required
* Prepare, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in testing
* Report any equipment failures to the QC Laboratory Supervisor for resolution
* Maintain high standards of GLP and GMP at all times in the laboratory and other accountable areas
* Carry out any other reasonable duties at the request of the QC Laboratory Supervisor or Quality Manager

Experience required:

* Degree in a science based subject, ideally Biology or Microbiology - essential
* Excellent understanding of microbiological testing techniques gained through practical experience - essential
* Excellent understanding of environmental testing gained through practical experience - essential
* Experience of validation of micro biological test methods & validation of products - essential
* Experience of working within a GLP and GMP environment - desired
* Flexibility - ability to react and respond positively to changes in priority and workload
* Ability to use computerised information systems to input, retrieve and update all relevant data
* Knowledge of Microsoft Word,

Required skills

  • Validation - Environmental Monitoring

Reference: 34650815

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