• Microbiology Technician Level II Galway
  • Viatris in Galway, , Ireland
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Mylan Teoranta

At VIATRIS, we see healthcare not as it is but as it should be. We act courageously and are uniquely positioned to be a source of stability in a world of evolving healthcare needs.

Viatris empowers people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life.

Access - Providing high quality trusted medicines regardless of geography or circumstance;
Leadership - Advancing sustainable operations and innovative solutions to improve patient health; and
Partnership - Leveraging our collective expertise to connect people to products and services.

Our global portfolio includes best-in-class, iconic brand-name products as well as global key brands; generics, including branded and complex generics; and other offerings across a wide range of therapeutic areas. We are committed to helping create healthier communities worldwide through education, outreach and better access to treatment.

For those driven to live their lives with purpose, Viatris helps employees realise their full... potential by creating a collaborative culture that fosters courage and resilience. Viatris is more than just a place to work. This is a place to make a difference in the world.

The Microbiology Laboratory Technician II will be responsible for day to day microbiological testing (raw materials, waters in-process & finished products) and environmental monitoring (classified areas & compressed gases), including completing the relevant GMP documentation and recording results. This position also includes report writing, investigation work and review of laboratory raw data.

Every day, we rise to the challenge to make a difference and here's how the Microbiology Laboratory Technician II role will make an impact:
• Testing of raw materials, in-process & finished products, waters and validation samples for bioburden using membrane filtration or direct method.
• Testing of raw materials, in-process & finished products, waters, validation samples and components for endotoxin using Gel Clot or Kinetic assays.
• Testing of finished products samples and components for sterility.
• Environmental monitoring of classified areas and compressed gases.
• Identification of microorganisms to species level.
• Growth promotion and sterility testing of microbiological media..
• Support the process qualification and stability programs.
• Perform test method validations (bioburden, endotoxin & bacteriostasis/fungistasis) and assist in completing the associated reports.
• Observing and analysing results from environmental and personnel monitoring plates from classified areas
• Observing and analysing results from microbiological tests (Bioburden/Sterility)
• Trending of microbiological test results and results from environmental/ personnel monitoring of classified areas
• Inspect media fills.
• Monitoring stock levels of media plates and test consumables and ordering when required
• Provide training to other team members as required. Ensure all training delivered is documented appropriately.
• Perform Container Closure Integrity testing.
• Assist and maintain the Microbiology laboratory calibration schedule.
• Complete Alert/Action excursion reports as assigned.
• Complete Grade C and Grade D environmental monitoring quarterly trend reports and WFI summary Reports as assigned.
• Complete review of raw data and lab logbooks as assigned

For this role, we're looking for a candidate who has an effective combination of the following qualifications, skills and experiences:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a Science related discipline (preferably Microbiology) and 3-5 years' experience within a Microbiology department of a pharmaceutical company.
• Ability to perform Sterility, Bioburden and Endotoxin testing.
• Must possess knowledge of the USP and Ph. Eur. microbiological requirements.
• Ability to prepare and execute comprehensive investigation reports using Risk Analysis Tools.
• Must possess knowledge and have experience of working within an FDA/HPRA regulated facility.
• Familiar with the environmental monitoring requirements of a sterile manufacturing facility.
• Third level mathematics ability required.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Computer skills including Word, Excel

At Viatris, we are dedicated to building a truly diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't fully align with every requirement, we still encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Benefits at Viatris

At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others. Some of our benefits include the following on top of a competitive salary:
• Excellent career progression opportunities
• Work-life balance initiatives
• Bonus scheme
• Health insurance
• Pension

Diversity & Inclusion at Viatris

At Viatris, diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission. The diversity we foster in all aspects of our business can be one of our greatest strengths in redefining healthcare not as it is, but as it should be.

Sustainability at Viatris

Corporate social responsibility is fundamental to the Viatris mission. We work to advance responsible and sustainable operations and leverage our collective expertise to empower people to live healthier at every stage of life, recognizing that our actions affect the stakeholders and communities we serve.

At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others.

Viatris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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