Quality Control Associate Microbiology

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Microbiology, GMP, quality control, QC, analytical function, pharmaceutical, biotech, manufacturing

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On behalf of our client, an international biotechnology company, Swisslinx is looking for a Quality Control Associate Microbiology. If this is you, you will execute all the Microbiology related testing activities at the large scale manufacturing facility in Solothurn.

Contract type: Contract
Start Date: Sepember
Location: Solothurn
Workload: 100%
Duration: 7 months

Your mission:
• Execute all the Microbiology related testing activities at the large scale manufacturing facility.
• Microbiological identification, bacterial endotoxin test (KCA and KTA), detection of microorganisms (BacT/Alert), growth promotion test and microbial enumeration test.
• Contribute to the development and execution of QC Microbiology related supporting studies.
• Support all activities to ensure that the instrumentation in WIP labs is prepared for each corresponding unit operation to be performed in manufacturing.
• Support the QC Microbiology team with day-to-day analytical operations including test execution and review activities of routine EM and UM samples, as well as MFG support samples (e.g. Cleaning samples) and in-process and drug-substance samples.
• Author and review of GMP documentation (protocols, procedures, CAPAs, deviations, etc.).
• Become a technical expert for classical and rapid methods, supporting the Microbiology Team, and participating in cross-functional activities.

Your background:
• The ideal candidate has background in microbiological analytical methods, works with cGMP-regulated computerized systems, aims to establish a paperless lab, and has experience within Biological Quality Control, Microbiology and analytical function.
• At least 1 year of experience of experience in pharmaceutical or biotech manufacturing environment (MANDATORY).
• At least 1 year of experience in GMP environment (MANDATORY).
• At least 1 year of experience in quality control in a microbiology lab (MANDATORY).
• Experience with LIMS would be an advantage.
• Apprenticeship degree (Laborant EFZ) in Biology or related Life Science or Technical discipline.
• Analytical skills in Microbiology (Bioburden and endotoxin testing, Growth promotion test, etc…).
• Must have a working understanding of modern analytical microbiological modalities to facilitate the execution of analytical quality strategies.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and cross-functionally.
• Strong presentation and organizational skills.
• Must have strong technical skills and be proficient with typical productivity software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, etc.).
• Must have proficiencies with the Quality systems and business processes associated with Microbiology testing (drug substance).
• English (minimum level B1).

What's on offer
• An 8-month contract at an internationally known biotechnology company.
• A competitive salary.

If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to apply here or reach out directly to Hugo Palejowski, Recruiter: hugo.palejowski@swisslinx.com.

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