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Microbiology Analyst

Req #: 170009VN_en
Location: Old Toongabbie, NSW AU
Job Category: Quality
Date Posted: 11/14/2017 10:01:24 PM
Baxter International
Microbiology Analyst

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anaesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

What You’ll Be Doing
An excellent opportunity now exists for an enthusiastic professional to join the Microbiology Laboratory on a 12 month fixed –term contract. This position is an integral part of the Quality Assurance (QA) team, responsible for the complete range of microbiological and environmental testing of plant and products to GMP standards, in order to meet regulatory requirements and the companies master production schedule.
The primary job role of the Microbiology Analyst is to perform the day-to-day microbiological sampling and testing of raw materials, finished products and environmental testing. This position involves working in a fast paced environment and will be suitable for an individual who prides themselves on the level of accuracy in their work. You will work as part of an experienced and dedicated team.

Your core responsibilities will be, however not limited to:

• Execute testing and Assist the Microbiology Supervisor to meet quality specifications and standards, review test results and have appropriate action strategies in place for non-conformances to ensure GMP and GLP requirements are met.
• Perform and be proficient in all testing in the wet and dry areas of the Manufacturing facility and Pharmacy Services. This includes pre sterilisation bioburden testing of product, raw materials, microbial identifications and microbial ingress testing.
• Environmental monitoring throughout Baxter operations. Enumerate and trend environmental monitoring from Class A, B, C and D environments. Monitor and review test results and have appropriate action strategies in place for non-conformances to ensure GMP within clean room areas.
• Coordinate the validation of Pharmacy operators and processes: sterile media fills for operator and processes, aseptic gowning and chemical accuracy testing.
• Ensure all testing is performed and compiled for critical work orders, validations and that manufacturing environments have been tested and are available for handover following shutdowns and critical systems work. Agreed timing and standards must be met.
• Perform water testing on non-distilled and distilled water throughout the manufacturing facility as per routine sampling and investigational monitoring.
• Assist in developing and recommending inspection and sampling techniques, quality control plans, testing and analysis procedures to ensure GMP quality specifications and standards are met for QA microbiology functions in Manufacturing and Pharmacy Services.
• Maintain close liaison with Manufacturing, Pharmacy Services and QA staff to communicate test results and to assist in adherence to standards and process control.
• Perform other duties as may be required by Microbiology Supervisor.

Do you have what it takes to build a career here?

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

• Relevant tertiary qualification in Microbiology (Bachelor's degree Microbiologist, Science and other related education)
• 2 years+ experience in laboratory and environmental microbiology, preferably in pharmaceutical or other regulated industry
• Proven skills in environmental monitoring in a manufacturing environment, preferably in pharmaceutical or other regulated industry
• Proven attention to detail and accuracy in following procedures, documentation and data logging

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

• Intermediate computer skills working with Microsoft office.
• The ability to work with statistics and relevant computer packages.

Why Baxter?

A Career That Matters

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

Apply today and experience a career that matters!

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

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