QC Technician

West Lothian
20000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + GBP20000 - GBP25000/annum
13 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time



Based in West Lothian, Edgar Stewart's client is a leading European biotech company developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative vaccines with a vision to protect people from infectious diseases.

Its Scottish facility houses its commercial manufacturing operations and dedicated to the production of the company's Japanese encephalitis vaccine.

In the role of QC Technician the successful candidate will be responsible for performing Microbiological analysis for the release of raw materials, intermediate and final product samples according to defined procedures and protocols, in accordance with best cGMP work practices in a clean room environment.


Execute microbiological procedures for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final product samples, per defined SOPs and protocols
Perform environmental monitoring of OB1 and JEV cleanroom areas as required, to support the manufacturing and CTM process including Category II material
Conduct all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
Ensure that equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
Adhere to 5S working practices. Identify and implement areas for continuous improvement and escalate to Lab Manager
Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
Undertake any other duties in accordance with company requirements
Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota. This includes provision of overtime cover as required, including late rota and weekend rota cover You will possess a degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience. You will have knowledge of GMP guidelines and a variety of production focused microbiological methods such as total viable count, bacterial endotoxin, microbial identification and growth promotion. Ideally you will come from a biologics/vaccine background and have experience in cell culture, analytical and virology assays.

This is a superb opportunity to join a really forward thinking and successful business, in return you can expect a good base salary with realistic opportunities for progression and promotion as the company grows.

To learn more about this role and to apply for the position please contact Ewan Robinson at ESS