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Assistant Microbiologist

  • Location: Bradford
  • Salary: £9 - £10
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Closing: 15 October 2021
  • Ref: SNM

Main Duties:

  • Provide support to Senior/Micro Manager in order to maintain standards within the factory and laboratory, ensuring at all times any issues are communicated, to the Micro & GMP manager, at the earliest opportunity thus minimising the risk of breaching customer standards and UK Health and Safety Law.
  • Microbiological testing and release of raw materials, in-process samples and finished product including reoccurring inspections for microbiological purposes to the site in a timely manner.
  • To perform Environmental Monitoring including Water Sampling/Testing.
  • To perform Bacterial/Mould Identification
  • To perform preparation and quality control of media.
  • To provide support to Investigate, where necessary, Out of specification results and provide input into appropriate corrective actions
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety Requirement.
  • Provide cover for QC Analyst.
  • Inspection and verification of incoming materials, in-process and finished samples in line with established sampling plans.
  • Provide support to GMP & Micro manager to investigate GMP issues
  • Managing the quarantine of Non-Conforming materials
  • Investigate, where necessary, Out of specification results and provide input into appropriate corrective actions.
  • Maintaining of quality system data bases
  • Provide guidance, coaching and training at all levels when requested.
  • Ensure that testing equipment is calibrated within correct timelines.
  • Ensure damaged equipment is repaired promptly..
  • Provide support to QA dept. for resolution of issues.
  • Maintaining of quality system data bases.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Technical department as required including sickness and holidays.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety requirements.
  • This list is not exhaustive and can be changed at any time in line with business needs.

Key Skills:

  • Must have the ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work well under pressure whilst remaining calm and collected
  • Effective communicator
  • BSc degree in Science (preferable)
  • Good Knowledge of Microbiological Testing i.e BioLumix System (preferrable), TVC Testing, Enrichment Testing.
  • Experience and knowledge of GMP and GLP
  • Experience in working in QC Lab.
  • Confident use of SAP

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