The company offers a generous salary and benefits pacakage, together with excellent training and a supportive, friendly working environment. Your working hours are 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, though there may occasionally be the need to start earlier (earliest 7am) or later.
This is a permanent position and will be an excellent opportunity to progress your career with one of the most unique ad highly respected pharmaceutical companies in the country. You will work with a range of microbiology techniques such as endotoxin, bioburden etc. This will be a great way to learn more about the importance of Microbiology plays in a sterile manufacturing environment to develop your career. You must be enthusiastic, motivated individual who enjoys undertaking lab-based responsibilities and is keen to develop a career within a unique and scientifically challenging environment.
This position is based around the methodical routine testing of drug ingredients and water samples, as well as aseptic environmental monitoring, particle monitoring, micro-organism identification and gowning monitoring, to support the complex production of liquid vaccines (oral and injectable), across both sterile and non-sterile GMP clean rooms. Using your background in microbiology to the full, you will join the friendly Quality Control team and analyse samples using a variety of techniques, logging all results on the in-house system and following GLP standards at all times.
As a Level II Microbiologist, you will take accountability for raising non-conformances, assisting in the training of more junior scientists and checking the accuracy of paper and computer-based records, as well as performing hands-on routine testing.
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of sterile injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from life-threatening conditions. They have developed innovative treatments which will be of particular interest to someone with the ability to apply chemistry principles in a biopharmaceutical environment. There are around 250 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.
In addition to a generous salary (to discuss on application) the company offers the following:
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Private healthcare
- Life insurance
- Company pension scheme
- Discretionary, non-contractual annual bonus
The successful candidate will have a strong scientific background (ideally a degree in Microbiology, or similar – e.g. Biotechnology), with some experience gained in a regulated lab environment. This role would be ideal for a graduate with a year’s commercial lab placement experience, but we will also consider people with a lower qualification and more experience. You must have a knowledge of various Micro techniques (e.g. bioburden, endotoxin and other staining / micro-organism identification and quantification techniques) and general lab skills (e.g. microscopy), together with a genuine enthusiasm for your work. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a collaborative team, together with the ambition to develop a career within Pharmaceutical QC.