QC Microbiology Specialist

  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
  • REF Number: 00047408
  • Consultant: Naynesh Mistry
  • Contact: 01246 457703
  • Date Published: 13.01.2020
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: Home Counties, London, South East
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Production/Manufacturing, Biotechnology

Naynesh at CK Science is currently recruiting for a highly experienced QC Microbiologist Specialist. This is a unique position with a major initiative that has and continues to help develop the UK cell and gene therapy industry. A permanent position based at our clients site in Stevenage.

The successful candidate will support the clients new GMP QC laboratories and ensure the new manufacturing centre meets the standards and expectations of its key stakeholders and potential collaborators. You will have a strong QC Microbiology commercial background with analytical techniques in Flow Cytometry, qPCR and ELISA

If successful you will be enabling companies to progress product into the clinic and ultimately to market and you will be having a direct impact on the Cell Therapy Industry in the UK and most importantly changing patients' lives. This role is offered on a full-time permanent basis and comes with a salary of £40,000 - £50,000 (DOE) + benefits.

My clients vision has always been for the UK to be a global leader in the development, delivery and commercialisation of cell and gene therapies and a place where collaborating businesses can start, and confidently grow. With custom built research and manufacturing faculties with more than 170 employees focusing on cell and gene therapy technologies, it works with partners in academia and industry to ensure these life-changing therapies can be developed for use in health services throughout the world. The overall aim is to make the UK the most compelling and logical choice for UK and international partners to develop and commercialise these advanced therapies.


  • Environmental monitoring / microbiology raw material, in-process, final product & sterility testing

  • Assist in the technical transfer, validation and routine performing of analytical techniques used for the testing and release of cell and gene therapy products, including flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA.

  • QC Sample Management & LIMS Management - to support the Sample Management function to ensure the QC group provides a timely, effective and efficient service

  • Support microbiology test validations and method qualifications (i.e. provide support for aseptic process qualifications, such as aseptic gowning, good aseptic practises and media fills etc.)

Your Background:

  • MSc or BSc in a relevant biological or commercial discipline.
  • Experience working in microbiology or in an aseptic (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing environment operating according to GMP.
  • Experience of writing and reviewing GMP documents.
  • Experience in interacting with the regulatory authorities - Desirable.
  • Experience in interacting with clients and collaborators - Desirable.

For more information or to apply for position please contact Naynesh on 01246 457703 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, please click on the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference 47408 in all correspondence.

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