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Amgen QC Micro Aseptic Senior Associate (24/7 Shift) in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

This role will support manufacturing operations on a 24/7 shift pattern and may include extended hours.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Act as aseptic guardian of Cleanrooms Grade A/B/C/D

  • Guiding and training junior members of staff

  • Act as delegate for shift lead/manager

  • Ownership of monthly & annual trend reports, readouts & actions, including presentation the EM trends during audits

  • Participate in audits, initiatives, and projects that may be departmental or organizational in scope.

  • Approve lab results

  • Initiate and/or implement changes in controlled documents.

  • Evaluate lab practices for compliance and operational excellence improvement on a continuous basis.

General job duties:

  • Environmental Monitoring of Grade 8/9 Cleanrooms

  • Environmental Monitoring of Grade 5/7 Cleanrooms & Isolators

  • Reading of Environmental Monitoring Plates

  • Bioburden testing of water & disinfectants

  • Water sampling

  • Testing of In Process samples such as Protein Concentration, Density & pH

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a science discipline

  • Biopharmaceutical QC experience in a microbiology lab

  • Experience with regulatory compliance in cGMP manufacturing and testing of pharmaceutical products

  • Experience working in an aseptic cleanroom performing Environmental Monitoring is absolutely necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in the use of LIMS & LMES

  • Experience in a senior role, providing guidance to team members

  • Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations, compliance issues and/or scientific discovery

  • Experience with regulatory compliance in cGMP manufacturing and testing of pharmaceutical products


  • Technically strong background in microbiology and aseptic manufacturing

  • Experience in LIMS, Change Control, Trackwise, SAP and CDOCS an advantage

  • Flexibility – the EM role often encounters changing priorities on a daily basis

  • Problem solving skills

  • Experience with Regulatory inspectors and interacting with inspectors desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver right first time results

  • Works under minimal direction

  • Work is guided by objectives of the department or assignment

  • Follows procedures

  • Refers to technical standards, principles, theories and precedents as needed

  • May set project timeframes and priorities based on project objectives and ongoing assignments.

  • Recognizes and escalates problems

  • Auditing documentation and operation process

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with regulatory agencies

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