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Senior Microbiologist job in Ashford

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Ashford , Kent
Job Ref 207363797
Main Category Jobs for Hospital Doctors
Subcategory Wider Healthcare Team
Other Wider Healthcare Team jobs
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
We are currently recruiting for a leading manufacturing organisation and key employer in the in the area (non-food) for a Senior Microbiologist working within the QA Department.

This client is offering an attractive basic salary together with exceptional benefits.

The ideal applicant will:
Have a degree in Microbiology OR have a relevant qualification and experience in a similar position.
12 months + experience in a Microbiological laboratory as a minimum

The primary purpose of the role:
To deputise for the Microbiology Lab Manager as well as be the trainer for the Microbiology Team
This senior role will manage the data created by the team as well as aid in investigations and CAPA's as required.
Initiate and manage the training of Microbiologists ensuring they follow relevant standards.
Ensure that all personal training, company policies, SOP's, safety procedures etc are all kept up to date and that these documents are followed on a day to day basis including Good Control Laboratory Practices (GCLP).
Perform Microbiological tests:
Bioburden testing of in-Process water and raw materials samples
Sterility testing
Microbiology media quality control
Processing of Biological indicators
Environmental Monitoring of Cleanrooms for both viable and non-viable particulates
Challenge testing
Reading of Media Fills
Performing validation of laboratory methods and equipment as required
Assisting in the maintenance of the calibration program
Active participation in OOS and CAPA investigation
Recording of non-conformance investigations (carrying out any remedial actions)

Competencies we are seeking:
Experience and understanding of working within cGMP environment
Experience and competency using aseptic techniques
Strong attention to detail
Excellent numerical, verbal and literacy skills
Experience in Microbiological identification
The ability to work within a team
Effective communication skills and the ability to convey information accurately and consistently
Good problem solving skills
Experience in using LIMS
Conscientious, approachable and able to use initiative

If you have the desired experience and are keen to be considered for this opportunity, please forward your CV as a Word document and potentially suitable applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.

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