The position for Microbiology Assistant: GMP Production Support in West Sussex is no longer available
Microbiology Assistant: GMP Production Support
Microbiology Production Assistant
Worthing, West Sussex
Permanent role with salary £16,500 - £17,500 + Benefits
Interest in Microbiology / Biology ESSENTIAL
Experience in a regulated industrial Production or Laboratory setting PREFFERED
A unique opportunity for a hard-working Production Technician with strong attention to detail and an interest in Microbiology / Biology. This is a permanent role in which you will learn some fascinating scientific techniques and assist in the development of unique drug products.
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the treatment and prevention of allergies, using adjuvant therapy. This vacancy has arisen at their main site in Worthing, West Sussex. There are around 150 employees and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.
This is a unique position that supports the GMP-compliant production of vaccines for allergy sufferers. You will work with various biological samples including house dust mites and fungi and will perform a range of activities such as the following:
Microscopic identification of house dust mites and detection / observation of any cross-contamination
Cleaning and maintaining production / testing areas and equipment
Production of fungi (including inoculation of fungi from freeze-dried samples to agar plates, plating, inoculation in flasks, harvesting etc)
Providing samples for QC analysis
Performing aseptic techniques using Class II flow cabinets, growing pathogens such as Aspergillus fumigatus
You will work hard to make sure that all activities follow strict industry standards, including Health & Safety and GMP. You will work closely with other departments to monitor progress of production and analytical testing and you will need to meticulously record all results. This will be an excellent way to build up your understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry, gaining valuable skills and ongoing training.
25 days holiday
Stakeholder pension plan
Life insurance scheme
Long term disability scheme
BUPA medical plan
The successful candidate will have some experience from a regulated Production environment, together with an interest (and possibly a qualification) in Microbiology / Biology. Ideally, you will have some knowledge of aseptic techniques, fungi / mould testing and growth and the need for absolute attention to detail. You will preferably have some industrial experience gained in either a Micro lab or a GMP production area, though graduates with no industry experience will be considered if they are local (or have specific reasons for working in Worthing) and demonstrate an appropriate work ethic.
You must be hard-working, with strong communication skills and a genuine desire to further your career in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Microbiology, micro, microbiologist, GMP, GLP, mould, mite, allergy, validation, pharmaceutical
This is a permanent role