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Microbiology Technician - Junior

  • Job reference: 924365
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 14/03/2019

OrionGroup is looking for a Microbiology Technician - Junior on behalf of our Multinational Medical Device client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 12 month contract.

  • Carry out microbiological testing to ensure the ongoing quality of product
  • Interface with other departments to ensure timely release of products and materials
  • Support with laboratory investigations and non-conformance investigations
  • Ensure the principles of cGMP are applied and that all documentation is followed to comply with ISO9000, ISO13485, FDA QSRs and the Medical device directive
  • Support documentation revisions

Duties & Responsibilities (leadership, people development, planning and execution)

  • Ensure that microbiological testing is performed in a timely manner
  • Day to day performance
    • Bioburden testing
    • Sterility testing
    • Antibiotic potency testing
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Enumeration and identification of contaminants
    • Management of consumables and materials used in testing
    • Autoclaving of items for the laboratory and production
    • Execution of the laboratory cleaning program
    • Review of sterilization documentation
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all local, national, international and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.
  • GMP documentation and Quality Systems
  • Support investigations to assist in the completion of Non-conformance reports and OOS excursions

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of A level in Science or mathematics discipline (international equivalents acceptable)
  • Desired BSc degree in Biological sciences
  • Minimum 1 years' experience in a laboratory setting (Practical laboratory experience gained through a degree is acceptable)
  • Working with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
  • Desired previous experience working within a quality environment in the Food, Consumer, Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry


  • Demonstrable basic mathematical ability
  • Understanding of basic Microbiological concepts
  • Basic knowledge of cGMP and documentation practices
  • Computer literate


  • Knowledge of microbiological test methods

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.