Job Purpose: To be part of a microbiology department supporting state of the art Fill Finish and Oral Solid Dose facilities.

Reports to: Microbiology Manager

Responsibilities include:


  • Introduction, validation and execution of methods.
  • Review and trend data.
  • Write, execute and approve validation documents as required.
  • Carry out investigations and address deviations.
  • Management of external testing.
  • Write, implement, review and update SOPs.
  • Support junior staff.

Health, Safety and the Environment

  • Comply with all EHS policies and procedures.

Quality Compliance

  • Comply with all GMP, GLP and GDP requirements.


  • Provide technical knowledge and support on sterility assurance.
  • Provide support during Media Fills.
  • Participate in risk assessments as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Provide support during production investigations.


  • Provide support to the microbiology manager.

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. BSC in microbiology or biological sciences.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in microbiology in a laboratory and / or aseptic production environment (pharmaceutical experience is preferential)
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing microbiological support to a production facility.
  4. Demonstrated ability to introduce, validate and optimise microbiology methods.
  5. Experience working in a cross functional team environment.