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The micro expert is an important person in the process. They are responsible for all microbiological-related activites. Working alongside the rest of the process team , they'll ensure the bacteria are healthy and stable, in order to gain maximum product yield.

Key responsibilities of the Microbiologist

Process-related microbiological oversight of a mammalian cell culture drug substance manufacture including:

  • Microbiology-related technical support for biotechnology product
  • Development of microbiological requirements for cleaning, sterilisation, filtration and monitoring strategies
  • Operational microbiological support of environmental monitoring, clean utilities (WFI, Clean steam, process)
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with analytical microbiology laboratories and contract testing labs

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree qualified, at minimum, in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent
  • Ideally holds a post grad qualification which included a research based element covering Cell Culture techniques
  • 2+ years relevant industry experience
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