Microbiology Technician

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire Salary: £14.00 - £15.50 per hour
Sector: Medical Devices Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Matt Henocq


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
- Day to day performance
- 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

Job Specific Competencies
- Able to follow procedures to ensure the principles of cGMP are upheld
- Able to communicate and present information and ideas effectively
- Able to work to deadlines
- Able to react to a changing environment and under time pressures
- Able to work as part of a team to work towards a common goal
- Able to manage own time and prioritize own workload to ensure timely completion of assigned work

- Minimum of A level in Science or mathematics discipline (international equivalents acceptable)
- Desired BSc degree in Biological sciences

- Minimum 1 years' experience in a laboratory setting (Practical laboratory experience gained through a degree is acceptable)
- Working with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
- Desired previous experience working within a quality environment in the Food, Consumer, Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry

- Demonstrable basic mathematical ability
- Understanding of basic Microbiological concepts
- Basic knowledge of cGMP and documentation practices
- Computer literate
- Knowledge of microbiological test methods

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