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QC Microbiologist

Date: 27-Apr-2022

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

Do you pride yourself on your integrity? We do what’s right for employees, patients and partners, and so can you.



Oxford Biomedica’s Quality Assurance team is responsible for the companies quality processes and systems, in compliance with GMP, GLP and GCP guidelines.  The team are accountable for internal and external audits, quality compliance and control.


We are currently recruiting for a QC Microbiologist to join the team.  The purpose of the 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.



Your responsibilities in this role would be:


  • Test and report on raw materials, intermediates, finished products and the manufacturing environment to enable product release to meet regulatory requirements
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance working practices.
  • Support internal audits to maintain and improve Quality systems
  • Maintain stock control of QC test materials for use within the Microbiology Lab and Production areas.
  • Co-ordinate microbiology OOS/OOT results to help identify contributory factors and assign root cause.
  • Review and update departmental documentation
  • Support Senior Microbiologist and QC Manager with training of new staff
  • Liaise and collaborate with other departments, provide guidance to ensure QC procedures are adopted and maintained
  • Assist in presenting GMP training to increase awareness of Microbiology
  • Provision of guidance and support to Manufacturing group to ensure sterility assurance such that products are fully tested and released to required microbiological compliance standards.



To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:


  • HND/Degree in in Microbiology or other Life Sciences
  • An understanding of microbiological test methods and their application
  • An understanding of microbiological identification techniques and their use
  • Some previous experience in Microbiology laboratory and GMP/clean rooms is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • Some understanding of GMP and cleanroom bio-contamination control
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel), Good familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill



Contracted Hours


To accommodate specific batch manufacture processes the working day is scheduled as an 8 hour shift (1 hour unpaid for lunch) between the hours of 07:00 to 03:00 across 7 days a week.  For all other weeks of work (i.e those which do not include these particular batch manufacture processes) your hours of employment will revert to core office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, which is unpaid.



Do you want to feel inspired every day? We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and team work, and so can you.



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