QC Bioassay Scientist-Microbiology-Pharma-£30k-£40k-Iceland

GBP30000.00 - GBP40000.00 per annum
Sep 14, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
Katie Pink
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

QC Bioassay Scientist-Microbiology-Pharma-£30k-£40k-Iceland-Pharmaceutical Water-Sterility Testing-Bioburden-GMP

A growing biopharmaceutical company requires an experienced pharmaceutical microbiologist to join its HQ in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is a once in a life-time opportunity to join a company at an exciting stage of growth and develop your career in the beautiful country of Iceland. You must have significant QC microbiology experience.

Responsible for performing the following testing;
*Total organic carbon
*Residual host cell DNA (Including DNA extraction)
*Growth promotion
*Aseptic practices

Responsible for performing the following activities;

*Support Technology Transfer/Validation testing
*Support method verifications
*Prepare and handle microbial isolates
*Generating qualification/verification documentation
*Analyse trended environmental and water data
*Notifying line manager of identified deviations
*Initiating and supporting deviations
*Perform monitoring of manufacturing operatives
*Performing routine cleaning, verification and upkeep of laboratory and equipment
*Performing stock checks
*Provide technical training of level I scientists
*Reviewing of laboratory documentation, excluding testing paperwork
*Competent in using of pipettes
*Provide technical support where required
*Actively involved in the preparations for regulatory inspections
*Complete master laboratory records documentation using GDP
*Performing of any activities required to support testing, e.g. media preparation
*Qualification and optimisation of critical reagents e.g. cell banks, antibodies, reference material, etc.
*Identifying required document changes and updating of quality documentation
*Supporting change controls
*Initiating and leading change control
*Support and oversee activities performed by level I scientists as and when required
*Be aware of and comply with current EHS policies

*Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Linguistic Skills: Fluent command of the English language, both written and verbal
*Computer Literacy: Proficient in use of a PC and common Microsoft packages such as Word, Visio, Excel
*Organisation and Management Skills: Will be required to participate and make positive contribution to team meetings. Responsible for individual performance management.
*GMP GDP Experience: Will be expected to work to and comply with the requirements of the QMS cGMP and GDP Practises and Policies. Will participate in self inspections and regulatory inspections


*Education: Minimum of a BSc in a relevant scientific

*Direct industry experience, or 3 years' experience in Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical sector.

*Experience: Knowledge of GMP standards.

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