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QC Microbiology (Senior)

  • Job reference: 924251
  • Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 07/03/2019

Orion group are recruiting a QC Microbiology on behalf of our

Multinational Biotechnology Client based in Ireland - 12 month

This is a day role, however, potentially could be required to work shifts.

Under minimal supervision, the 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. The successful candidate would contribute to the team by ensuring the quality of the tasks/services provided by self and contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects or activities within the team. This role will support manufacturing operations, as such some extended hours, shift and weekend work may be necessary as required.

Specific Job Duties:
* 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

Basic Qualifications
* Bachelors degree in a science discipline
* Biopharmaceutical QC experience in a microbiology lab
* Experience with regulatory compliance in cGMP manufacturing and testing of pharmaceutical products

Preferred Qualifications
* 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
* Take initiative to identify and drive improvements
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Strong Technical writing skills for GMP documentation (e.g. investigations, procedures, change controls)
o Presentation skills
o Escalate issues professionally and on a timely basis
* Decision Making skills
* Teamwork and Coaching others
* Negotiation and Influence skills
* Problem solving skills
o Applies research, information gathering, analytical, and interpretation skills to problems of diverse scope
o Ensures compliance within regulatory environment
o Develops solutions to technical problems of moderate complexity
o Screens, categorizes, evaluates, reconciles, reports, and resolves data integrity issues
o Interprets generally defined practices and methods
o 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

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.

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