Quality Microbiology Stability Technician

Location
Northwich, Cheshire
Salary
Up to 23K + Flexitime 6% pension 25 days Holiday
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

Benefits

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

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