Senior Microbiologist - Thetford, UK

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Baxter Healthcare Ltd
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our employees around the world are connected by an enduring commitment to save and sustain lives. This higher purpose binds us as a company in doing work that matters.

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The Job

We are looking for a Senior Microbiologist to join our Thetford plant who will report into the Laboratory Manager working on a permanent basis

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

Technical Leadership - specifically within the testing of samples to support validation studies and implementing process improvements through the development of a team
Make detailed observations, documents results and perform data analysis
Reviewing and approving data generated from testing and to bring this to the attention of the team manager as well as reviewing any trends and out of specification results
Provide assistance to management in investigating out of specs and trend results for microbiological data
Create / Revise SOPs, Laboratory records, logs and other related documents
Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment
Identify and develop corrective actions for out of compliance issues
Perform microbiological validations as needed for products and processes
Assist in reviewing the data and support timely product release
Well versed with knowledge and understanding of current standards and methods pertaining to microbiology, sterility assurance, bioburdens, environmental monitoring, water testing, validations and other testing related to microbiology in drug and device industry

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Who you are

Education/Experience Requirements:

3rd Level Qualification in Microbiology / or relevant Science

Extremely knowledgeable with regards to GMP and have a GMP background within the pharmaceutical industry
Experienced with Quality Control/Microbiological testing techniques and industry best practice
Have proven leadership skills in supervision of teams as well as good time management and communication skills
Knowledgeable with regards to continuous improvement techniques and root cause analysis techniques
Have Experience in test and equipment validation

What we offer

It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from!

We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities - such as training, mentorship programs and other development opportunities - to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you. We are also committed to enhancing opportunities for flexible working arrangements, compatibly with the position and responsibilities.

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Who we are

Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products.

Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.

Our 50,000 employees serve patients and clinicians in more than 100 countries and are dedicated to ensuring Baxter is there when patients need care.

Our inclusive culture and a diverse workforce drives innovation, creates trusted partnerships with customers, suppliers, and community partners, and contributes to the success and sustainability of our business.

Every day at Baxter is a chance to save and sustain people's lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer Discrimination: Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic

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