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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

We are recruiting for the role of QC Scientist to join our team at Perth on a permanent, full-time basis.

Reporting to the Quality Control Team Leader – Microbiology, Perth, the Scientist will participate in the microbiological testing, contamination examination and physical examination of bottled and plated products as directed by the Team Leader or Quality Manager. The laboratory currently tests for contamination, microbiological and physical characteristics of approximately 1500 batches of bottled and plated media / month. The laboratory is accredited to UKAS for ISO 17025 testing procedures and also performs testing to CEN, ISO6222, BSAC, EUCAST and CLSI methodologies.

Job Purpose:

To sample, test and report the Quality Control testing of plated and bottled samples sent to the laboratory in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Health & Safety

  • To adhere to the Company and departmental Health and Safety policy and guidelines
  • To ensure microbiological testing is conducted in a safe and secure manner


  • Perform tasks in accordance with the ISO 17025 & 13485/9001 Quality Management Systems and Quality Policies


  • To conduct testing procedures or other work as required by the QC Team Leader
  • To enter results accurately onto the SAP quality system
  • To report non-conforming results to the QC Team Leader or Quality Manager
  • To follow defined laboratory procedures accurately when performing testing examinations and in accordance with UKAS and other regulatory requirements.
  • Working to SLA's

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

A degree or equivalent in a microbiological associated subject should be held. Practical laboratory experience in a microbiological laboratory would be a benefit.

The Scientist should preferably have some experience of team working and time management and should have strong motivational skills as well as the following;

  • Have the ability to use own initiative and cope under pressure
  • Have excellent communication (written & verbal) and organisational skills
  • Be confident, pro-active, hard working and looking to make a difference
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