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United Kingdom - Swindon
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To carry out sampling and testing within the Microbiology Quality Control Department in an effective, efficient and compliant manner. In particular this includes water sampling/testing, environmental & personnel monitoring, diagnostics, the control of media and the autoclave/wash-up area.

  • To perform routine laboratory sampling and testing
  • To complete documentation within the department to appropriate company standards, as required.
  • To ensure that all work carried out complies with departmental procedures and cGMP.
  • To ensure that all testing lead times are complied with, subject to there being no attenuating circumstances.
  • To communicate effectively and proactively with others on site and to participate with departmental and site wide problem solving as required.
  • To ensure that all health and safety procedures are adhered to with respect to personal duties and the duties of others.
  • To carry out other tasks which may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure cGMP is applied in their area of work and comply with cGMP in all areas of the business.

Health & Safety:

  • Understand emergency procedures and safe systems of work.
  • Compliance with all EH&S requirements.
  • Observe safety behaviour in the working environment.


  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above is required.
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) in science-based subjects is required.
  • Understanding of cGMP would be advantageous, although training will be given.
  • Previous laboratory experience is required.


  • Ability to work to critical time lines.
  • Effective communication skills at operational levels.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.


  • Understand emergency procedures and comply with safe systems of work.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, health and safety rules, signage and instructions at all times.
  • Ensure prompt reporting and investigation of all accidents, near misses and breaches of rules.

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