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Microbiology Technician

Microbiology Technician

Job Title: Microbiology Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Eastbourne
Industry:
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Start Date: 2019-07-30
Reference: J16312AB
Contact Name: Alex Butcher
Contact Email: alex.butcher@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: July 31, 2019 09:31

Job Description

Do you have a Microbiology degree, combined with some experience gained in a GLP or GMP environment? A brand-new role has arisen in Eastbourne, East Sussex, to join an innovative Biotech company. We are recruiting for a Microbiology Technician for an analytical validation centre which opened recently. You will perform microbiological assays for a range of drug delivery intermediates and fill finished products, supporting both in-house production and testing for external clients.
 
If you are an ambitious, versatile individual who is excited about joining a growing business, this will be an excellent career opportunity. The company is paying a generous salary (to be discussed on application, but around the “mid to late 20s”) and this role is initially offered on a 12-month fixed-term contract (but with a very good chance of becoming permanent). You will encounter a range of projects, using your full spectrum of microbiological techniques (including rapid microbial identification testing and bioburden techniques).
 
Company Description
 
You will join an exciting and innovative business who have developed and patented a novel drug delivery carrier. This drug delivery mechanism can be loaded with a range of ingredients, ranging from DNA to vitamins and proteins. They are also able to alter the design of their carrier to be polypharmaceutical, allowing several different methods for administration and timed release. This means the carrier can be used across the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal health sectors. The company is headquartered in the UK and has opened a facility in Eastbourne to perform a range of analysis and analytical validation to support manufactured products and offer additional outsourced services.
 
The Opportunity
 
Your responsibilities will include:
 
  • Performing microbiological validation tests and equipment qualifications using Validation Protocols and SOPs.
  • Reporting and investigating any invalid tests or deviations from expected results or documented procedures
  • Cleaning, calibrating and maintaining equipment.
  • Drafting SOPs.
  • Analysing and reporting test results.
  • Preparing and maintaining reagents, standards, microbial cultures, or control samples; perform stock checks.
  • Performing general laboratory housekeeping duties and stock checks
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, and ambitious individual to widen their career prospects and gain experience working with a fascinating and expanding company.
 
Experience
 
The successful candidate will have a Microbiology degree (or similar), combined with some experience gained in a commercial GMP / GLP setting. You will need to demonstrate knowledge of a range of microbiological techniques including microbial identification and bioburden. We are looking for a trustworthy, passionate scientist who enjoys troubleshooting and is open to different ideas. If you do not live within commutable distance of Eastbourne (e.g. Brighton, Hastings), you will need to demonstrate that you are genuinely able to move to the South Coast.
 
Full details will be provided on application.

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