QC Microbiologist to AstraZeneca

QC Microbiologist to AstraZeneca


Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Microbiology? Would you like to apply your expertise in brand new laboratories with the highest technology, in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?
Then AstraZenecas new BioManufacturing Center in Södertälje might be of interest to you. We have an exciting consultant opportunity for a QC Analytical Microbiologist to join our team and AstraZenecas new plant!

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

AstraZeneca's "production heart" in Södertälje, is one of the world's largest manufacturing units for pharmaceuticals. Here, we thrive in a high-tech and LEAN-based environment where we value collaboration, improvement work and smart solutions highly.

The new BioManufacturing Center will supply the next generation of biological drugs from the AstraZeneca pipeline; supporting the acceleration of the biologic portfolio. The new manufacturing plant will focus on the filling and packaging of protein therapeutics for late stage clinical and commercial products.

Your role:

As a Microbiologist you will be a critical key player in performing laboratory tests in accordance cGMP to produce reliable and precise data to support product release and scientific investigations.

You will also be instrumental in supporting production activities such as environmental monitoring of classified areas. What we ask from you is also to lead by example and acts as a role model according AstraZeneca values and behaviours

Examples of the analytical methods that you will be working with:
• Identification of microorganism by a state of the art MALDI-TOF system
• Product release testing of endotoxin analysis using singe use cartridge technology
• Microbial Bio-burden of water using a Rapid Microbiological Method based on solid phase cytometry
• Perform growth promotion tests on microbial growth media
• Cultivate and read Biological Indicators to ensure that disinfectant and sterilisation processes are in place

As a QC Microbiologist you will also be working with:
• Write and execute SOPs and reports and keep up to date with technical developments
• Perform data review/approval and data retention activities. Input data for trending purposes
• Perform a variety of non-routine testing including analytical method transfer and validation, experimental/validation work and analytical support to production
• Work with improvements of established processes using LEAN as key philosophy
• Provides support to functional and cross functional investigations when needed

Essential Requirements:

• Fluent in both Swedish and English, both verbally and in writing
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Microbiology
• Experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) environment / Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
• Good understanding of Quality Control testing techniques and Previous Biopharmaceutical Industry experience or equivalent

Why AstraZeneca?

When we at AstraZeneca see the chance to change, we take this opportunity - for every opportunity, no matter how small, can be the beginning of something big. Delivering medicine that changes people's lives is about having an entrepreneurial spirit - finding moments and understanding its potential.
We are therefore looking for you, who together with your team will make a difference for patients' lives every day. AstraZeneca welcome your positive attitude and your desire to develop both yourself, your team and the department
You will get use for your drive and your ability to work carefully and structured even at a high tempo.
Are you ready to make a difference? Send in your application, and we’ll make it happen together!

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Sara Jupiter

Emma Bergman
08 555 540 09
Natalie Squalli

Margot Estlander
08-555 651 24
Margot Estlander

Karl Engström

Margot Estlander
08 555 651 24
Joacim Jonasson
08 555 651 26
May Molin
Joacim Jonasson
08-555 651 26


  • Arbetsplats: Poolia Life Science & Engineering AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 19 februari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 25 februari 2020


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