Senior Technician - Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Mondelēz International
1d ago


What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business.

The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces.

We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Mondelez International’s Reading Science Centre provides unique opportunities in the provision of scientific analysis, research, consultancy and training to its parent company and the wider food and pharmaceutical sectors.

Operating as Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), we apply leading-edge science with integrity and service to exceed expectations and deliver greater value to our clients.

Purpose of the Role

The role as Senior Technician is to support the team in completing projects by performing a range of routine microbiological analysis and report work in accordance with the quality standards.

This role focuses on the analysis of products using techniques such as those found in the pharmacopoeias. In addition, this role supports the laboratory organization by stock maintenance, sample management and the quality / GMP system by media quality control, calibration activities, instrument maintenance, and raw data filing.

Main Responsibilities

  • Perform a range of routine analysis using, but not limited to, pharmacopoeial methods under supervision of a senior member of staff.
  • To perform work following validation protocols.
  • Operate basic lab equipment as required.
  • Be proficient in the use of generic and specific software packages required for the role : Laboratory’s LIMS system, Q-Pulse.
  • Perform lab admin and housekeeping duties as required.
  • Efficient and reliable laboratory consumable’s stock maintenance.
  • Media quality control, calibration activities, instrument maintenance, and raw data filing.
  • Assist with the documentation of SOPs for simple equipment and tests and generation of Risk Assessments and COSHH.
  • Candidate Requirements

  • Educated to Degree in a Biological field or equivalent relevant experience in a laboratory.
  • Scientific understanding and ability to conduct microbiological analysis in relevant area under supervision.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to follow written instructions.
  • Well organized and capable of working on multiple activities concurrently.
  • Computer literate in standard MS office applications.
  • English fluency (written and spoken).
  • We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.

    In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

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