Sterility Testing Lab Technician

Location: Hampshire Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2377

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On behalf of our client we are looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician in the Sterility Department of a well-established contract testing facility, which specialises in pharmaceutical and medical device testing.

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant science, especially Microbiology
  • Knowledge and experience of microbiological and aseptic techniques
  • Experience of sterility testing is highly desirable
  • Experience working in isolators/glove boxes is required
  • Experience working to GMP and GLP guidelines required
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise well under pressure
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication
  • Accurate data-recording capability
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Capable of working independently or within a team

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of pharmaceutical and medical device products for sterility runs
  • Routine sterility testing in a half-suit isolator in a Grade D cleanroom (membrane filtration, direct inoculation and SteriTest® methods)
  • To ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the supplied methodology, to obtain accurate results
  • Collating data for laboratory records for the preparation of reports and for compliance with quality procedures for work performed
  • Inputting of results on a laboratory information management system
  • Undertaking routine basic laboratory duties and/or clerical duties unsupervised, documenting work in compliance with company procedures
  • Monitoring and care of equipment
  • Working in compliance with GMP, GLP and the policies and procedures of the company’s Quality system

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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