Quality Microbiology Stability Technician

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McIver Knight Associates Limited
Northwich, Cheshire, North West
£23000/annum Up to £23,000 a year Flexitime 6% pension 25
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Microbiology Stability Technician
Medical Devices, FMCG, Northwich
Permanent position paying up to £23,000, 40-hour week, 8.30-5.00 +Flexible working hours
My client is a leading manufacturer of medical devices and are looking for Quality professional to join the current team. The ideal candidate will:

- Have a HNC in applied Biology or relevant subject.
- Be able to perform tests that confirm anti-microbial properties of the product e.g. log reduction, bacterial barrier, viral barrier.
- Have good microbiological techniques.
- Have the ability to operate relevant testing instruments.
- Have the ability to analysis test results and present a report.

Day to day responsibilities:

- To accurately record data, calculate results and file information e.g. raw data in accordance with Quality Management System requirements.
- Timely and effective testing of all stability time points, routine and non-routine materials, products and samples.
- To ensure quality control activities are performed in accordance with relevant Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.
- To actively participate in the investigation of quality issues e.g.. customer complaints, non-conforming material (NC), Out of Specification (OOS) results and product failures, identifying effective Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) as required
- Maintain communication between departments (QA, R&D and Production) on the status of Stability testing and identified issues.
- Generate, update and maintain QC Laboratory procedures, test methods, statistical sampling plans and documentation.
- Support the other activities of QC Microbiology as required (e.g. bioburden testing, Environmental monitoring of Clean rooms)
- Supporting in Validation; protocol, report execution and Dose audits.
- Media preparation
- Identification and Enumeration of Micro-organism (Gram stain and Microscopy) as required.
- To work with & handle class 1 + 2 strains of bacteria aseptically.
- Ensuring all testing done is carried out to the Laboratory’s standard operating procedures.
- Ensuring all data generated is managed through the laboratory smoothly and contains all the information necessary to allow a true and accurate interpretation of results. The information must be completed / data entered within deadlines of work completion.
- Taking responsibility for organising the workload through the laboratory with due regard to safety, accuracy. Ensure minimal delay and appropriate prioritisation of samples


- Up to £23,000 a year
- Flexitime
- 6% pension
- 25 days Holiday