Senior Scientist - Microbiology
Senior Scientist - Microbiology

Senior Scientist - Microbiology

Do you have experience within the biopharmaceutical industry? Can you perform well in a fast paced environment? Can you work well in a team and also independently on your own initiative? Do you appreciate strong Company values? Then you will fit in well with Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource Ltd. We are looking for outstanding individuals who want to make an impact in a new exciting business area and can work effectively to deliver targets, manage by example and drive standards.

Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource Ltd, based in Glasgow, are building a new innovative manufacturing facility to deliver cell banking services and become the showcase facility for Sartorius products.    We are looking for an experienced Microbiologist at Senior Scientist level to play a pivotal role in this ambitious project with the opportunity to be involved from initial strategy and set up of environmental monitoring and cell bank sterility testing programmes, through to full operation of the clean room facility acting as Site Microbiologist

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate technical excellence in microbial systems inclusive of environmental monitoring and sterility testing requirements for a GMP facility.  Additionally, you will have proven organisational and communication skills and a proven track record in laboratory systems or process management.

In return we can offer you a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, full on the job training, and significant opportunity for personal growth and development within a rapidly expanding successful CRO.

What you can look forward to

  • Being accountable for the establishment of microbiological services
  • Being accountable for day to day Environmental Monitoring, trending and interpretation of results
  • Being accountable for facility and process qualification
  • Being accountable for the cell banking sterility testing programmes to GMP
  • Generating project plans and assigning responsibilities & timelines
  • Training and developing other members of the team
  • Liaising with clients both internal and external
  • Challenging and improving our existing systems & processes


Skills and experience that you need to bring to our Company

You will have a Degree, Masters or PhD in a relevant discipline with a proven track record for execution of environmental monitoring and sterility testing programmes within a GMP manufacturing facility. Excellent technical knowledge in microbial systems and sterility testing is essential.

You will be a driven and motivational leader, with excellent organisational skills, prioritising multiple tasks to ensure on-time project delivery.  As well as having the technical insight to problem solve and develop new processes.

An excellent communicator at all levels with the technical insight to troubleshoot and develop new processes is essential.

Closing Date 9th May 2016

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter.