QC Microbiology Technician Job at MSD in Carlow

Job Description

We seek a QC Microbiology Technician to join our Quality team. You will perform day to day laboratory testing, data review, routine duties and be capable of enthusiastically taking responsibility for ad-hoc duties and projects. While working cooperatively as part of a team, you will demonstrate drive, initiative and hunger for knowledge and quality of work with the ability to take ownership of a project/problem. You will also demonstrate the capability of being a Subject Matter Expert in several assays & ensure that laboratory objectives are effectively achieved consistent with company requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.

What you will do:
Bring energy, knowledge, innovation and leadership to carry out the following:

Perform any assigned aspect of routine testing in support of manufacturing and batch release with high quality of documentation RFT and technical writing

Perform data review of microbiological test data from utilities and environmental monitoring samples. Other data review may be performed in line with experience level and SME knowledge

Clearly demonstrate the organisational skills to manage all aspects of a given assay e.g.; controls/reference, standard stock control etc

Ensure SOPs/forms are up to date with latest requirements and improvements/optimizations/lean

Support process simulations

Work as part of a team

Demonstrate awareness of safety for self and others in all aspects of work

Understand analysis of data generated in the lab

Maintain laboratory housekeeping standards

Strong scientific and GMP documentation skills

Understand Pharmacopoeias and company guidelines and how to find and follow relevant information

Comply with Global and regulatory Requirements and execute current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions

May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

What skills you will need:
In order to excel in this role, you will more than likely have:

Bachelors Degree or higher preferred, ideally in science related discipline

Minimum of 2-3 year’s experience within the pharmaceutical industry (within Microbiology) preferably in a sterile manufacturing microbiology lab environment

Knowledge of cGMP and GDP

Laboratory Quality Systems

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required

Understanding of Lean six Sigma Methodology preferred

High standard of quality

Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues in a team environment, and with external customers

Focus on customers and patients

Demonstrate initiative

Make rapid, disciplined decisions

Focus on customers and patients


Demonstrated ability to take ownership of a project/problem

As a company, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.

So, if you are ready to:
Invent solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs, Impact the future by driving one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, and inspire your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology, please apply today.

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Employee Status:

No relocation

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Requisition ID:R103462

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Company: MSD

Company Location:  Carlow

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