Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.
Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market.
Due to our continued growth we are looking for a QC Microbiologist to join our QC team. The purpose of this role is to test and report on raw materials, intermediates, finished products, the manufacturing environment and stability samples to enable product release and meet regulatory requirements.
For this position, your key responsibilities will be:
Maintaining a stock control of QC test materials for use within the microbiology lab and production areas
Coordinating microbiology OOS/OOT results to help identify contributory factors and assign root cause
Participating in continuous improvement initiatives within the department which will enhance working practices
Reporting and assisting in investigations to resolve problems
Updating departmental documentation and making improvements/adjustments where necessary
Providing support to the Senior Microbiologist and QC Manager by training new staff
Shift work is required
The successful candidate for this QC Microbiologist position will have:
Degree or equivalent in a science subject
Relevant experience in microbiology product testing techniques
Familiarity with environmental monitoring of clean room facilities using methods such as settle plate, active air sampling and particulate monitoring
Knowledge of GMP requirements within a pharmaceutical environment
Strong attention to detail and an ability to manage a variety of tasks under pressure