Microbiology Lab Technician

Microbiology Lab Technician

Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

Location County Durham

Salary Up to £22,000

Contract Permanent


Date Posted


CY Partners re currently looking to recruit an experienced Microbiology Analyst on behalf of a Durham based Pharmaceutical company. This role is permanent and urgent so notice periods longer than 1 month can unfortunately not be taken into consideration.


Main Responsibilities:

  • To follow and promote relevant SOPs, Job Aids, and company policy and procedure.
  • To be capable and undertake Quality Control assessment of materials in accordance with defined procedures
  • To undertake stock control activities relating to materials or consumables used within the Microbiology Laboratory or within the Environmental Monitoring Programme.
  • To perform environmental monitoring, including the preparation of settle plates, contact plates and TVC (Total Viable Count) samples.
  • To perform sample receipt
  • Interpret environmental monitoring samples and perform microbial identification when required.
  • To update the environmental monitoring trending databases.
  • To undertake general housekeeping duties within the Microbiology laboratory.
  • To observe and actively promote Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as per company SOPs.
  • To actively maintain and develop company Quality and Business Systems in conjunction with other departments.


Candidate requirements:

  • A BSc degree in Microbiology, Biomedical Science or related discipline is desirable, equivalent experience will also be considered
  • Good Aseptic technique and knowledge of Environmental Monitoring is required
  • Prior experience working to cGMP requirements would be great
  • Prior experience in a lab environment outside of academia (Pharma, NHS, Sample Testing) is essential

Microbiology Lab Technician

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