Technical Lead - Microbiology

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Science and Research

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United Kingdom,--Cambridge,Cambridge,

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Technical Lead - Microbiology

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Date Posted :

08 Mar, 2019

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Search Consultancy

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Scientific Jobs

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An expert in microbiology and innovative practice with peer recognition and credibility with the ability to adopt and adapt new technology. Provides technical support to the business.

General Responsibilities

Review of current methods against ISO, M&S and TLAS standards.
Interpretation of test results to customers.
Perform technical review of results.
Approve Purchase Orders.
Act as deputy in laboratory manager's absence.
Assist customers with results queries and provide technical advice.
Investigation of OOS results.
Troubleshooting microbial / analytical methods.
Method improvements, R&D and validations.
Mentoring analysts and laboratory technicians.
Checking analytical data produced by analysts and ensuring the integrity of the data produced. Liaising with customer and offering advice on actual results and isolate issues where appropriate.
Set up new instruments, methods, workflows, SOP's.
Re-test management and documentation.
Trouble shooting and the corresponding maintenance of instruments and communication of actions/effectiveness to management.
Reviewing/Checking QC data and analytical results.
Complying with Health and Safety requirements of the site as stated within Company policy, procedure and practice.
Aid the Section Manager in technical requirements of processing the day's workload and ensuring it runs at optimal efficiency.
Aid the QC Manager in dealing with non-conformities associated to raw data and laboratory processes.
Support the analyst team and aid other departments when necessary
Participate and take control of PT schemes and investigate PT data and investigate any failures.
Support the improvement and development of new and existing SOP's.
All staff are responsible for their own training records. Training records have to be up-to-date to progress within the career model.

Key Role KPIs

Methods update.
Monitoring of re-test rates
Monitoring of process efficiencies
Fully maintain instrumentation and keep a tidy work space
Up-to-date training record
Successful PT data or completed investigations with root cause


Relevant degree or experience
Expert knowledge and experience of instrument and test
Expert knowledge and experience of Quality systems
Expert knowledge and experience in the field of Microbiology
Working Hours

37.5 hours per week - Monday - Friday.

Laboratory open 365 days a year.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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Search Consultancy


Campbell House,215 West Campbell Street


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United Kingdom





100 - 499





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