Microbiology Technician

Elevate Direct
10.00 - 12.00 GBP Hourly
14 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Summary of position

  • Carry out microbiological testing to ensure the ongoing quality of product
  • Interface with other departments to ensure timely release of products and materials
  • Support with laboratory investigations and non-conformance investigations
  • Ensure the principles of cGMP are applied and that all documentation is followed to comply with ISO9000, ISO13485, FDA QSRs and the Medical device directive
  • Support documentation revisions

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that microbiological testing is performed in a timely manner
  • Bioburden testing
  • Sterility testing
  • Antibiotic potency testing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Enumeration and identification of contaminants
  • Management of consumables and materials used in testing
  • Autoclaving of items for the laboratory and production
  • Execution of the laboratory cleaning program
  • Review of sterilization documentation
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
  • Support investigations to assist in the completion of Non-conformance reports and OOS excursions
  • Support validation of test methods and equipment for the microbiology department
  • Support validation of processes for sterility assurance


  • BSc degree in Biological sciences
  • Experience in a laboratory setting (Practical laboratory experience gained through a degree is acceptable)
  • Working with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
  • Previous experience working within a quality environment in the Food, Consumer, Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry
  • Basic knowledge of cGMP and documentation practices
  • Understanding of basic Microbiological concepts

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