Site Microbiologist - West Lothian

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1007 Date Posted: Tuesday 05 Feb 2019
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Site Microbiologist
Location – Livingston 
This is an opportunity to work with an exciting, successful, growing medical device organisation. The position will based in the GMP design and manufacturing site in Livingston and the company supports medical and life sciences products. 
The business is going through substantial growth and is looking for a high profiled Microbiology Supervisor to lead a small team and develop the site microbiology capability.
If you feel that you are looking for your next challenge and would like the opportunity to be involved in the continued development of the company and microbiology department, please get in contact today.
Role Responsibilities:
  • Provide independent in-house and on-site expertise in Microbiology
  • Responsible for the implementation, as required, and delivery of cGMP sterility testing programs ensuring objectives and targets are consistently achieved
  • Optimized current systems, databases, logs and support the generation of Microbiology trend data
  • Responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key business metrics to drive a quality culture 
  • The ability to implement an on-site species identification library, enhance existing SOP’s and cleaning validation materials
  • Responsibility for the ongoing development and improvement of the EM programme, benchmarking against current standards / best practice.
  • Lead, manage and develop the Microbiology department staff and manage the organisational structures, policies, procedures and processes necessary to ensure effective, efficient and accountable use of these resources
  • Ability to drive change within own area of responsibility and across operational departments.
About You
Essential Skills
  •  Educated to MSc level or equivalent in Microbiology or a closely related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years in an equivalent position 
  • Proficient knowledge in Microbiology with particular reference to environmental monitoring and sterility testing
  • Experience of implementing species identification through Real-time PCR and/or equivalent
  • A demonstrated ability to engage, motivate and lead a small team
  • Experience of EU and cGMP requirements of the manufacture and testing of medical device products in a commercial environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex technical problems
  • Strong data analysis/data manipulation skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
Desirable Skills:
  • Previous experience of hosting regulatory auditors
  • Experience of FDA requirements of the manufacture and testing of medical device products in a commercial environment
  • Experience of bacterial fermentation 
Further Details
Our client is offering a competitive salary in a great working environment therefore if you are looking to further develop your career with a thriving and growing company, this could be the role for you.
For more information, please call Suzi on 01224 608988 or e-mail a CV to