Microbiologist (£13.11 – £18.89 per hour)

Our client a global biotech company based in Speke are looking for a Microbiologist to join their microbiology department and perform QC laboratory tests on in-process, intermediate and finished vaccine products.

This role is to start as soon as possible and to last for 3 months (possible longer). There is also a possibility of other opportunities arising from the position for the right candidate.

The role is paying between £13.11 – £18.89 dependant on experience.

****Please do not apply for this role unless you are available immediately/on a 1 weeks notice AND are able to commit to shift work ****

Working patterns will vary dependent on the area but will be a mix of:
Days (Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.45pm, Friday 8am - 1pm) paying between £13.11 - £14.20 per hour
Shift 1 - Days 2 on 2 off (hours depend on area) the rate will range from £16.00 - £17.32 per hour
Shift 2 - 2 days 2 nights, 2 on 2 off - £17.44 - 18.89 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To perform accurate and reliable laboratory tests and generate results to cGMP standard by entering and authorising test data. Including the investigation of any invalid, OOS/OOT results within the GLIMS system, in accordance with current company requirements and SOPs
  • To consult with QA and where required initiate Sentry investigations where deviations have occurred
  • To ensure that the maintenance, qualification and calibration of laboratory equipment used is up to date and at the required GMP standards
  • To use only approved and validated assay processes and reagents
  • To participate in laboratory administration, including the complete and review of log books and PCS alarms generated progression of Change Controls, SOP reviews and closure of assigned Corrective/Preventative actions
  • To participate in department housekeeping activities, such as cleaning, ordering and maintenance of stocks
  • To participate in planning and execution of ad hoc projects such as technical and validation studies
  • To troubleshoot in the resolution of testing problems where required
  • To maintain responsibility for upkeep of training records

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Experienced in the relevant testing discipline within the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of Quality Control testing techniques
  • Experience in cGMP environment or Industry practices
  • Awareness of test and equipment validation
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and root cause analysis techniques
  • Educated to NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline as a minimum requirement
  • Computer Literate
  • Bio-assay experience is essential

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