MTrec Recruitment and Training
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Our client is a well-established FMCG manufacturer who have developed a reputation of providing high quality products throughout the UK. To maintain the company assets to maximise plant availability and maximise profitability they are looking for a Microbiologist to join their team on a permanent basis.

The Role

  • Lead the Microbiology Team and be responsible for all microbiological testing and environmental monitoring on site
  • Perform microbiological testing of raw materials and finished products using recognised Pharmacopoeial methods
  • Report results to the QA team to allow release of pharmaceutical products
  • Investigate OOS or OOT results
  • Manage the Environmental Monitoring program on site
  • Perform sampling and testing of water on site
  • To ensure good relations and communications with all members of the team and to respond politely and in a timely fashion to internal and external customers.
  • To ensure that procedures are carried out carefully and accurately to eliminate errors
  • To observe and comply with company Health and Safety Policies
  • To observe and comply with company standard operating procedures
  • To undertake any other duties which may be requested by the Line Manager and for which training has been provided and understood - by working on own initiative and managing own time.
  • To prioritise the workload in order to meet the business requirements
  • To oversee the safe and efficient running of the Microbiology Laboratory
  • To manage and coordinate the environmental monitoring program on site
  • To perform water sampling and testing on site
  • To manage and / or perform the analysis of materials submitted to the laboratory for microbiological testing
  • To lead out of specification or out of trend investigations in compliance with site procedures.
  • To undertake identification procedures including Gram stains, biochemical tests, identifications and report the result of this testing
  • Writing / reviewing / approval of microbiological method and specifications
  • Writing / reviewing / approval of SOPs for the microbiology laboratory
  • Microbiology test method development and validation
  • To support and advise other sites within the company on Microbiology / EM topics
  • To observe and comply with cGMP

The Person

  • Experience in a similar position within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cGMP and cGLP practices and regulations.
  • Have an understanding of the importance of Data Integrity, this is preferred not essential.
  • BSc in Microbiology or a relevant scientific discipline is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Must be self motivated and able to work independently.