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QC Microbiologist Job Description

Quality Department Reports To:
QC Laboratory Supervisor

Alton Based:

Laboratory based role Hours:
Monday - Friday 13.45pm – 22.00pm (Late shift with handover) Overview:

Reporting to the QC Laboratory Supervisor, the main purpose of this post is to carry out microbiological testing of DI water, raw materials,

bulk and finished products, carry out environmental testing.

Following training, the key duties of the post are as follows;

• Conduct microbiological testing of DI water, raw materials, bulk and finished products in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
• Carry out environmental testing in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
• Release raw materials, bulks and finished goods from quarantine after testing and in compliance with the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
• Participate in the validation of cleaning procedures and other methods as required
• Conduct physical testing of bulk and finished products in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods
• Ensure all samples tested are controlled and retained in accordance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures
• Raise non-conformances for any raw materials, bulks and finished goods that do not meet specification in accordance with SOP
• Assist in the control and maintenance of all laboratory standards in accordance with the relevant SOP or customer\regulatory requirement
• Be responsible for the maintenance of databases relevant to all tests performed
• Assist in the resolution of technical and quality issues
• Operate requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; record data; maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment
• Prepare, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in testing.
• Report any equipment failures to the QC Laboratory Supervisor for resolution
• Maintain high standards of GLP and GMP at all times in the laboratory and other accountable areas.
• Carry out any other reasonable duties at the request of the QC Laboratory Supervisor or the Quality Manager

Degree in a science based subject, ideally Biology or Microbiology – essential
• Good understanding of microbiological testing techniques gained through practical experience – essential
• Good understanding of environmental testing gained through practical experience – desired
• Experience of validation of test methods, cleaning procedures and production processes – desired
• Experience of physical and chemical testing techniques – desired
• Experience of working within a GLP and GMP environment – desired

Reference Number

212712467

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