Microbiology Analyst

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You will work as a Micro / QA Analyst for our client, a leading contract testing laboratory.

This is a permanent role.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Perform environmental monitoring at customer sites including surface, settle and viable and non-viable particulate air monitoring of aseptic operations and controlled areas.
  • Perform microbial identification including Gram stain and Maldi-TOF.
  • Perform acceptance/ growth promotion testing of commercially prepared microbiological culture media.
  • Perform bioburden and endotoxin sample analysis in accordance with standard operating procedures as required.
  • Conduct laboratory investigations and generate reports in response to invalid tests, OOS etc.
  • Complete customer complaints, deviations, non-conformances and field safety notices.
  • Complete internal audits (ISO 9001) as a trained auditor.
  • Initiates and completes CAPAs and Change Controls in accordance with company procedures.
  • Sterilise laboratory equipment and utensils as needed.
  • Maintains laboratory reagents, media and supplies.
  • Ensures that all work carried out is in compliance with the required regulatory standards, conforms to company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Accurate and timely recording of all information pertinent to the task being performed and peer review of data from other analysts for accuracy and completeness.
  • Performs other duties relevant to the QA/QC laboratory position as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Third level qualification in Microbiology or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical/ medical device or related industry in the field of Microbiology ideally with experience of environmental monitoring of controlled areas.
  • Full clean Irish driving license (essential) as some travel to client sites is required
  • Logical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical ability and associated problem solving.
  • Good time management and attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and flexible, willing to travel when needed.
  • Responds positively to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Collaboration and teamwork. Maintains the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft products including, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

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