Job description Posted 03 January 2024

QC Scientist – Microbiology

12 Months


Shift Role – 7am to 5.45pm / 4 on 4 off

Rate: £17.96p/h Max including shift allowance

Job Purpose:

• To carry out microbiological analytical test methods for non-sterile products including stability products (as required) using SOPs and accurately document the results as part of the quality control process to ensure a batch is of satisfactory quality for release to the market.

• To perform environmental monitoring of areas and water bioburden testing in line with the requirements of the SOPs and to accurately record the results

Key Responsibilities:

·           To test routine production and stability samples supplied from the site Value Streams and meet testing lead-time targets. This includes microbial examination of non-sterile products and water, and microbial identification, depending on area(s) of responsibility.

·           Calibrate and maintain analytical equipment.

·           Carry out environmental monitoring (viable) of non-sterile production/Microbiology laboratory testing areas, depending on area(s) of responsibility.

·           Participate in and supply information/data for OOS investigations and support lead investigator/CAPA lead, as required.

·           To check and verify analytical testing, environmental monitoring and other data generated by other analysts, depending on area(s) of responsibility. Generation and review of associated Microbiological reports

·           To adhere to and help maintain the highest levels of safety and GLP within the department and ensure training records are kept up to date.

·           Training of personnel in processes and procedures as required.

·           Support validation of equipment and methods as required

·           Participate in project work and audit commitments as required.

·           Supply data / reports to Value Stream as requested.


Minimum Level of Job-Related Experience required

·      A high standard and appreciation of GxP

·      Working knowledge of routine microbiological techniques

·      Ability to positively contribute to the team.

·      Computer literate