Microbiology Leader

Posted 10 March 2023
Discipline Data
Contact NameJosh Hunt

Job description

JOB TITLE:                                       MICROBIOLOGY LEADER

LOCATION:                                     Swindon 

SALARY:                                          £46,000 plus 12% Bonus 

WAY OF WORKING:                     Full time onsite – 8am – 4pm

A pharmaceutical manufacturing company, they offer innovative drug delivery solutions designed to protect, package, and deliver therapies for patients worldwide. Our Pharmaceutical Systems (PS) team provides a wide range of pre-fillable syringes, self-injection systems, safety systems, and needle technologies to meet the needs of our customers. As the BDM-PS Centre of Excellence for Process Development of Plastic Devices and Drug Delivery Systems, we are an integral part of the Global Plastics Network. With approximately 500 employees, we are dedicated to providing high-quality products that support the management of diabetes and other medical conditions.
  • Ensure timely microbiology product testing and batch release
  • Review air handling and filtration system performance in controlled production areas using both in-house routines and external contractor testing
  • Select and validate sub-contract sterilisation facilities and processes, and define routine release criteria
  • Evaluate and approve new or modified products, manufacturing processes, procedures, materials, utilities, and environments to achieve established microbiological control levels
  • Train and provide backup for Microbiology Technicians during leave periods
  • Maintain all written procedures related to microbiological control within the Quality Management System.
  • Background in microbiology, holding an MSc in Biomedical, Applied Biological Sciences, Medical Microbiology, and Bacteriology
  • Experience working in a cleanroom grade C environment within medtech/pharma manufacturing company, food, or cosmetics industry
  • Leadership experience of managing 3+ Micro Technicians
  • Expertise in sterile manufacturing or clean room manufacturing (not academic or laboratory)
  • Proficient in developing and implementing sampling plans in clean rooms, ensuring adequate air flows and pressure differentials
  • Experience with bioburden or endotoxin testing
  • Ability to train staff members in Cleanroom Gowning Procedures, including Aseptic Gowning and General Gowning.
If you are interested in the MICROBIOLOGY LEADER role, please send an application detailing proof of the above or contact Josh in our office.  
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