Microbiologist Ware, England

Full Time Ware, England 26450 - 36802 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Ware
Posted Date: Sep 15 2023

The Quality Assurance Department at the GSK Ware Pharma Supply Chain site is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the manufacture of products is performed in a controlled manner and meets commitments to international regulatory bodies, as well as the requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practice.

The Microbiology Laboratory team works as part of the Site Value Streams to ensure that manufactured products are compliant and fit for purpose. This includes product analysis, laboratory investigations, and trend analysis of microbiological results.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the role is to perform analysis/collection of samples and support process or environmental monitoring (using a range of microbial/chemical techniques). You will work to assist the Laboratory Team Manager in overseeing the execution of batch/job testing and release (typically for one testing group), as well as providing guidance and support to the Microbiologists in the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and check analytical data accurately according to company, customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Verify the quality and accuracy of analytical results and determine if material meets pre-defined acceptance criteria.
  • Take a lead role in the batch/job approval process.
  • Responsible for assigned items of Laboratory equipment and instrumentation or 5S standards (as an expert user, resolving issues and promoting best practice).
  • Take a lead role in provision of training for New Starters, and for Microbiologists in areas of expertise.
  • Responsible for the safety of self and others within the Laboratory.
  • Carry out testing using appropriate aseptic techniques.

About You:

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a GMP (Quality) environment. Strong people skills and a proven ability to work in a team (eg; flexible approach, good communication, planning and organizational skills) as well as good report writing skills. You should have knowledge/experience of microbiology laboratory testing techniques, ideally within a GMP environment (including knowledge of the microbiological requirements for non- sterile pharmaceutical manufacture). An excellent understanding and appreciation of the testing of raw materials and final product, as well as environmental and water testing is important. You will also have a strong continuous improvement mindset and a willingness to work towards standardised and lean working practices.

About Ware Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company’s pipeline of new medicines in these dose forms, many of which are life saving medicines. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 2nd of October 2023 (COB).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications and / or experience (laboratory / microbiological testing)

  • Good understanding of key microbiological methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform microbial identification utilising Gram staining, biochemical techniques and full speciation using MALDI-TOF

  • Competence in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and understands its impact on their own role and the implications of not following cGMP

  • Competence in the use of laboratory software, such as Sapphire/ LIFT and M-ERP

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on [email protected] or 0808 234 4391. Please note should your enquiry not relate to adjustments, we will not be able to support you through these channels

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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Brentford, United Kingdom
Emma Walmsley
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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