QC Microbiology Analyst

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You will work as a QC Microbiology Analyst in a highly successful and established Pharmaceutical company in Swords, Co. Dublin

The QC Microbiology Analyst role is a critically important; ensuring efficient and effective compliant design, construction, qualification, and operation of the new strategic Biotech Drug Substance facility in Swords.  This position will be responsible for qualifying the Microbiology Quality Control lab and the transfer of Microbiological analytical methods including but not limited to cutting edge Rapid Microbiological Methods. This person will be key in the layout of the lab testing flow to ensure the process is streamlined and in line with lean principles. Additional development opportunities within the micro and chemistry lab will be strongly considered to recognize the tremendous value of knowledge / experience gained by the candidate during the project phases.

This is a contract role – 6 months and will require shift work

 

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Perform and carry out a variety of routine microbiological analytical techniques including but not limited to environmental monitoring, WFI testing, growth promotion testing, In-process product testing, Final product testing such as bioburden and both Kinetic turbidimetric and MCS rapid endotoxin testing in compliance with GMP requirements.
  • To integrate and complete all documentation on time and be familiar with LIMS.
  • To train and be trained in the use of Rapid microbiology techniques including but not limited to endotoxin testing, water bioburden testing, E.M testing, absence of bioburden testing and identification testing.
  • Follow up-to-date analytical practices with reference to pharmacopoeias, specifications, regulations and industry standards.
  • To update SOP’s and write protocols as required.
  • Support the laboratory testing schedule to achieve an efficient QC system.
  • Receive and manage samples that come into the lab for stability, in-process and release testing.
  • Reagent preparation, cleaning, and routine equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and GLP within the laboratory.
  • Calibrate and maintain all designated laboratory instruments.
  • Participate in risk assessments, inspections, audits, incident investigations, etc. and implement and follow-up on corrective / preventative measures.
  • Ensure training is current for all job functions performed.
  • Assist in training new QC Analysts on routine procedures and practices.
  • Order, stock and receive laboratory supplies.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs, specifications and cGMP regulations.
  • Ensure that cGMP standards are always maintained.
  • Promote and participate in the implementation and maintenance of the relevant safety programmes.
  • Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Six Sigma tools.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree qualification (Science/Quality/Technical).
  • 1-3 years industry experience with significant knowledge and experience in working in a microbiology lab unit and working with contract labs
  • Experience in compendial testing for water and environmental monitoring in clean room environments.
  • Working knowledge of QC Systems (Empower, LIMS, Trending systems.)
  • Preference Lean Six Sigma
  • Good aseptic technique and awareness of contamination control..
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative in a constructive manner.

 

Apply for this job now or get in touch with Aoife on 090 64 90485.

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