Microbiology QC Technical Officer

Microbiology QC Technical Officer

Location: Macclesfield

Permanent role

Competitive salary and benefits

Make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with life-changing medicines

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society

Site description

The Macclesfield site is our second largest manufacturing site and the largest UK based campus, from which our medicines are manufacture, packaged and distributed to over 130 countries globally. People are at the very heart of AstraZeneca and the facilities around site support this. You will find an onsite gym, restaurants, parking, on-site holiday childcare and much more!

Business area

The QC department support all QC related activities across the manufacturing plant. The Microbiology QC Technical Officer role sits within the Microbiology team.

The role

  • To respond effectively in real time to technical requests from the QC function

  • To use expert knowledge of QC instrumentation to troubleshoot, root cause and solve problems in order to minimise down-time. Timely and succinct reporting of non-conformances to laboratory management & QA

  • To proactively provide support, coaching and expertise to Laboratory Technicians with respect to analytical techniques and instrumentation

  • To liaise with engineers and service providers in order to maximise knowledge and availability of equipment.

  • To participate in local LEAN processes (particularly problem solving) and consistently look for opportunities for continuous improvement

  • To plan and deliver analytical training to the QC function

  • To provide support to regulatory inspections with direct involvement as appropriate

  • To review General Pharmacopoeial Monographs and ensure compliance within the QC function. Own and update Procedures, Equipment Instructions and other related GMP documentation

  • Provide input into Contractor Review meetings, and Instrument Lifecycle Management

  • Undertake analytical project work as applicable

Essential requirements

  • The individual should be qualified to degree level/or equivalent in a scientific subject area, with proven experience of working experience in a GMP laboratory environment

  • You should have sound knowledge and understanding of analytical chemistry and laboratory instrumentation, as well as GMP/GLP

  • Microbiology technical support for QAD microbiology group

  • Microbiological method development for new products

  • New instrument and equipment introduction

  • Microbiological efficacy testing

  • System controller for validated instruments used within microbiology

Why AstraZeneca…

AstraZeneca has a big ambition with a clear strategy to get there. It provides a clear direction for the role that we can play. The focus on growth and innovation means there are always exciting, innovative products to quality assure as we go to market around the world.

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Applications are open from 2nd to 14th December 2021.

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