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Senior QC Associate Microbiology

Reference:JSC00030089
Location: Dublin
Qualification:Degree
Experience:See description
Job Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary:Not Disclosed
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May be suitable for: QC Microbiology Analyst

We’re currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity with an award-winning pharmaceutical organization based in Dublin. This is an excellent position for anyone who is looking to join a leading multinational who are one of the best at what they do.


Under minimal supervision, successful candidate would be responsible for one or more of the following activities in QC including microbiological testing, method transfers and verification, sample and data management and equipment maintenance. This role is for an experienced and technically strong associate who will spend 90% of their work day performing testing.


Duties


• Endotoxin testing of water, in-process and drug product release samples
• Bioburden testing of water & in-process drug product samples
• Sterility testing
• Water sampling
• Lab Support duties such as Biological Indicator testing, Growth Promotion, Media Preparation, Identifications and Autoclave.
• Writing technical reports
• Perform analytical testing as a main priority with efficiency and accuracy
• With a high degree of technical flexibility, work across diverse areas within the lab
• Plan and perform multiple, complex routine/ non-routine methods and procedures and a large variety of assays.
• Report, evaluate, back-up/archive, trend and approve analytical data.
• Troubleshoot, solve problems and communicate with stakeholders.
• Initiate and/or implement changes in controlled documents.
• Participate in audits, initiatives, and projects that may be departmental or organizational in scope.
• Write protocols and perform assay validation and equipment qualification/verification.
• Introduce new techniques to the lab, including method transfers, reports, validations and protocols.
• Evaluate lab practices for compliance and operational excellence improvement on a continuous basis.
• Approve lab results
• May participate in lab investigations.
• May provide technical guidance.
• May train others.
• May contribute to regulatory filings.
• May represent the department/organization on various teams
• May interact with outside resources
• Experience in a wide variety of microbiological techniques, including but not limited to Bioburden, Endotoxin, Sterility (in an Isolator), Environmental Monitoring, Rapid Micro techniques, Microbial Identification, Media prep, Water Sampling.
• Understanding and application of principles, concepts, theories and standards of GMP QC microbiology laboratories. Deepens technical knowledge through exposure and continuous learning
• Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations, compliance issues and/or scientific discovery Skills
• Take initiative to identify and drive improvements
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong Technical writing skills for GMP documentation (e.g. investigations, procedures, change controls)
• Decision Making skills
• Applies research, information gathering, analytical, and interpretation skills to problems of diverse scope
• Ensures compliance within regulatory environment
• Develops solutions to technical problems of moderate complexity
• Screens, categorizes, evaluates, reconciles, reports, and resolves data integrity issues
• Interprets generally defined practices and methods
• Able to use statistical analysis tools to perform data trending and evaluation
• Project Management and organizational skills, including ability to follow assignments through to completion
• Technically strong background in microbiology and aseptic manufacturing
• Experience in LIMS, Change Control, Trackwise, SAP and CDOCS an advantage
• Flexibility – the role often encounters changing priorities (also required to work weekend on call – Rota system)
• Experience with Regulatory inspectors and interacting with inspectors desirable
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver right first time results
• Refers to technical standards, principles, theories and precedents as needed
• May set project timeframes and priorities based on project objectives and ongoing assignments.
• Recognizes and escalates problems


Education & Experience


• Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline
•1-2 years Biopharmaceutical QC experience in a microbiology lab
• Experience with regulatory compliance in cGMP manufacturing and testing of pharmaceutical products
• Experience working in endotoxin, bioburden or sterility testing
• Proficient in GMP systems such as LIMS Labware & LMES



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