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QC Analyst - Microbiology

Job description

Title: QC Microbiology Analyst 
Location: Dublin

One of our leading Biopharmaceutical clients is looking for a QC Microbiology Specialist to join the team on their state of the art facility in Dublin. This role reports to the QC Microbiology Manager and will join a highly motivated Product Testing team to perform analysis on utility samples, raw materials, drug substance and drug product. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your microbiology skills in a biopharmaceutical environment in a team where your professional development is constantly considered.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performing bioburden testing on utility samples, drug substance and raw materials within the required hold times.

  • Performing bacterial endotoxin testing on utility samples, drug substance and drug product within the required hold times.

  • Carrying out the Minute Mouse Virus (MMV) by PCR and quantitative PCR (qPCR) testing of in-process samples.

  • Perform compendial verification, method transfer/validation, and routine testing of in-process, drug substance and drug product samples in accordance with applicable procedures and cGMP requirements.

  • Performing growth promotion testing of media and organism lots entering the laboratory.

  • Performing microbial identifications using MALDI-TOF and MicroSEQ.

  • Completing all laboratory documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and Registered Specifications.

  • Assisting in authoring and reviewing documentation, including SOPs.

  • Providing support to other departments to ensure qualification and production schedules are adhered to.

  • Reviewing Batch paperwork, and reconciliation of analysis performed in the laboratory.

  • Ensuring that any alert/action limit excursions are investigated according to site procedures.

  • Ensuring a high standard of housekeeping and safety is maintained in the laboratory.

  • Performing any other activities as indicated by the Microbiology Manager.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Level 8 BSc in Microbiology, or Science with an emphasis on Microbiology content throughout the course of your studies.

  • 2 years’ experience in a laboratory environment subject to GLP.

  • Experience performing Microbiology testing post-graduation, in an industry setting. Either PCR, Bioburden or Endotoxin testing.

Non EEA/EU candidates must hold a Stamp 4 Visa to be considered for this role.
Apply today or send your CV to for more information about this fantastic opportunity.