Location: Deeside, Wales, UKDepartment: QualityReference: VN123
Summary of Microbiologist role

A contract microbiologist is required within the QC department at the Sterling Deeside site. They will be responsible for the environmental monitoring of clean rooms and microbiological testing of raw materials, in process and final products in a Good Manufacturing Practice environment.

  • To perform microbiological environmental monitoring and particulate monitoring.
  • To perform microbiological testing and bacterial identifications.
  • To perform other laboratory activities as required e.g., conductivity, Total organic Carbon (TOC) testing.
  • To ensure all activities are documented compliantly in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.
  • To work closely with all functions and departments to ensure efficient monitoring and testing are performed in accordance with to cGMP /GCLP
  • To be an integral part of the Quality Team.
  • Comply with all safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Embody our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.

Key Skills and Competencies
Ideally, HND/Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.
  • Experience in microbiological testing and techniques (preferably in a GMP environment).
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to form strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the organisation.
Desirable but not essential:
  • Experience in the application of GMP/GCLP in a manufacturing / testing environment.
  • Experience of working in a clean room.
  • Experience of microbiological identification techniques e.g., Gram Staining, Staphylase test, Oxidase test, Vitek etc.
  • A good understanding of the application of cGMP to the documentation process.
  • An exceptional candidate that has a detailed knowledge of GMP regulatory requirements will be able to apply these to document content.
We also require candidates to be competent with IT systems, and in particular Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

You will receive

A competitive salary, pension scheme, Perkbox, cycle to work, 25 days annual leave, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support and medical consultation and physiotherapy, 24/7 employee assistance programme. Training and opportunities for further career development.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 

Sterling is an equal opportunity employer. 

Be caring. Be transparent. Be willing. Be reliable.
Service. Passion. Science.