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Science Pharmaceutical and Food

Microbiology Technician - Mayo - 103538

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo
Date: 17/05/2019
Job Reference: 103538
Contact Name: Clara Burke
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Job Description

Microbiology Technician - Mayo - 103538
Microbiology Technician
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Mayo are currently looking to recruit a Microbiology Technician in a permanent position for their Westport site.

Job Summary:
The Microbiology Technician is responsible for carrying out routine microbiology laboratory activities including environmental monitoring of cleanrooms; microbial analysis of site utilities and testing of raw material, commercial, clinical and development batches. Further, the position holder will manage the microbial analysis of products included in the Global Stability program. Microbial monitoring and testing is performed in line with regulatory requirements.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

Perform key tasks for release and stability testing such as:
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • water sampling
  • bioburden
  • endotoxin
  • growth promotion
  • in-process testing
  • Sterility testing
  • APET
  • Antibiotic Assay
  • Draft and review documentation –SOPs, protocols, training modules, investigations, reports, CAPAs and deviations.
  • Trending of results and preform investigations into adverse or out of limit results
  • Validation of equipment and microbiology test methods

Education and Experience:
  • 3rd Level Qualification in Microbiology or equivalent scientific degree
  • 12 months working in a manufacturing environment. Preferably Aseptic processing.
  • Working knowledge of both Pharmaceutical Industry and sterile processing.
  • Strong background in Aseptic’s and/or Microbiology

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies (includes Licenses, Credentials):
  • Achieves a high level of competency in laboratory methods and procedures to support raw material, utility, in process, release and stability testing of sterile products.
  • Performs routine and non-routine Microbiological testing activities as required.
  • Ensures that all testing is completed, reviewed and approved within agreed turnaround times.
  • Ensures activities are carried out in compliance with product license commitments, cGMP, company quality standards and legislative regarding health, safety and environment.

For further information on this Microbiology Technician role in Mayo please contact Clara Burke on 086 8168273 /

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