QC Microbiology Technician

Posted 09 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameJordan Robb

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a QC Microbiology Technician on behalf of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical Client based in Carlow on an initial 6-Month contract basis with potential to extend.

(2 cycle shift. 12 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Week 1 and Wednesday and Thursday in Week 2)

You will perform day to day laboratory testing, data review, routine duties and be capable of enthusiastically taking responsibility for ad-hoc duties and projects. While working cooperatively as part of a team, you will demonstrate drive, initiative and hunger for knowledge and quality of work. You will also demonstrate the capability of being a Subject Matter Expert in several assays & ensure that laboratory objectives are effectively achieved consistent with company requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.

Role Functions:

Bring energy, knowledge, innovation and leadership to carry out the following:

  • Perform any assigned aspect of routine testing in support of manufacturing and batch release with high quality of documentation RFT and technical writing
  • Perform data review of microbiological test data from utilities and environmental monitoring samples. Other data review may be performed in line with experience level and SME knowledge
  • Clearly demonstrate the organisational skills to manage all aspects of a given assay e.g.; controls/reference, standard stock control etc
  • Ensure SOPs/forms are up to date with latest requirements and improvements/optimizations/lean
  • Support process simulations
  • Work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate awareness of safety for self and others in all aspects of work
  • Understand analysis of data generated in the lab
  • Maintain laboratory housekeeping standards
  • Strong scientific and GMP documentation skills
  • Understand Pharmacopoeias and company guidelines and how to find and follow relevant information
  • Comply with Global and regulatory Requirements and execute current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions

What skills you will need:

In order to excel in this role, it is preferred that you have:

  • Knowledge of cGMP and GDP
  • Laboratory Quality Systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required
  • Understanding of Lean six Sigma Methodology preferred
  • High standard of quality
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues in a team environment, and with external customers
  • Focus on customers and patients
    • Bachelors degree preferred, ideally in science related discipline
    • Minimum of 1-2 year's experience within the pharmaceutical industry (within Microbiology) - preferable in sterile manufacturing microbiology lab environment

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.