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Senior Microbiologist

Senior Microbiologist

Job Title: Senior Microbiologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Eastbourne
Industry:
Salary: Generous salary
Start Date: 2019-09-04
Reference: J45763 AB
Contact Name: Alex Butcher
Contact Email: alex.butcher@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: September 05, 2019 09:53

Job Description

A brand-new role has arisen in Eastbourne, East Sussex, to join an innovative Biotech company. We are recruiting for a Senior Microbiologist 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 excited by the opportunity to join a growing business, this will be an excellent career opportunity. The company is paying a generous salary (to be discussed on application) 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. The company is headquartered in the UK and has opened a new facility in Sussex to perform a range of analysis and analytical validation to support manufactured products and offer additional outsourced services.
 
The Opportunity
  • Devise and perform microbiological validation tests and equipment qualifications using SOPs and Validation Protocols.
  • Analyse and report test results.
  • Clean, calibrate and maintain equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain reagents, standards, microbial cultures, or control samples; perform stock checks.
  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping duties.
  • Draft SOPs.
  • Promptly report and investigate any out-of-limits, invalid tests or deviations from expected results or documented procedures.
 
Experience
The successful candidate will have a Microbiology degree (or similar), combined with several years’ 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 as well as experience of method and equipment validation. We are looking for a trustworthy, passionate scientist who enjoys troubleshooting and is able to work with minimal supervision. 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.