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QC Analyst - Micro (15 month FTC)

Quality Control/QC Analyst (Microbiology) - Harwell Campus - (£) Competitive - 15 months Fixed Term Contract

Company Description
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been established to provide the UK's first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability.

VMIC will fast track development and manufacture of early stage vaccine products, as well as serve as the UK's response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

They have already taken a leading role in the Government's national response to COVID-19.

New starters can expect to join an exciting fast paced organisation, with ambitious growth plans.

With a flat structure, employees will have exposure to senior leaders and be part of an organisation that has a start-up mentality but is backed by UK Government, and industry and academic founders.

Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK's vaccines sector.

Their state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will be located on the renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Job Description
The Quality Control/QC Analyst(s) will be responsible for ensuring the new Manufacturing Centre meets regulatory authorities and collaborators standards/expectations.

You will participate in the qualification of the Quality Control (QC) Laboratories, Cleanrooms Grade B to D (including Isolators, Grade A), Water for Injection plant and monitoring.

You will support the set up of the system for routine trending of environmental data (Microbial Contamination and WFI Quality), whilst performing microbiological testing and environmental monitoring; microbial identification, endotoxin testing, mycoplasma testing by PCR, Cell Count, viability testing, etc..

Personal Specification
In order to be considered for the role candidates will need to have experience in aseptic manufacturing and/or a Quality Control (QC) laboratory within a Pharmaceutical/Biologics environment and have a good theoretical and practical understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

It will be advantageous if you have a degree in Microbiology and working experience as a Microbiologist.

You will need to be excellent communicator thriving on an opportunity to play a pivotal role in VMIC's establishment, and its mission to serve as the UK's vaccine accelerator.

Apply - Submit
If you are interested in this opportunity then please send your CV and/or Cover Letter to or call Melissa Wylie on +442392 322306.

Equal Opportunities
VMIC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected characteristic.

We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and without discrimination.

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