Micro Student Placement - Summer
Norbrook Laboratories ltd
Newry, IE
1d ago

In Norbrook we pride ourselves in being one of the top 10 companies in Northern Ireland and in the top 15 veterinary pharmaceutical companies globally.

We develop & manufacture veterinary medicines, supplying products to 120 countries globally. With a strong portfolio of existing products and significant investment in R&D to launch new products annually, we have opportunities for individuals to join us and develop their career in a global company.

Our business strategy is supported by our Values Customer Value, One Team, Results Driven, Excellence, Innovation, and Quality and we support our employees to live the behaviours that creates our culture.

Our on-going success is based on the expertise, knowledge and innovation of our employees. If you are interested in joining our team here at Norbrook and supporting our vision, then apply for this role.

Job Overview

The successful candidate will be based in the Microbiology Department and will provide support to the Validation Microbiologist, Analytical Microbiologists and Technicians.

The placement will be for a minimum period of 1 moth and the applicant must be available to commence the placement at the start of July.

This placement will offer further training and career development in a fast-growing international company.

Main Activities / Tasks

The successful candidate will be required to support staff with the following tasks :

  • Collect and log samples received into the Laboratory log system.
  • Prepare fluids and agars required by all sections in the department.
  • Assist with preparation of media and equipment for autoclaving.
  • Completion of preparation sections of the media and diluting fluid records.
  • Assist with the loading of the autoclave in accordance with the correct Load Pattern.
  • Assist with unloading of media and transfer to storage shelves.
  • Recycle glassware.
  • Disposal of waste into correct containers.
  • Cleaning incubators / fridges as required.
  • Perform daily / weekly calibrations / verifications of balance, pH meters, pipettes and incubators and record the information on the correct results appendices as required.
  • Perform particle size testing on finished products and raw materials when required.
  • Assist in performing sub visible particulate testing in the cleanroom following the correct procedures.
  • Assist in performing bioburden testing in the laboratory following the correct procedures.
  • Download data loggers and carry out and initial assessment highlighting out of specification results.
  • Photocopy documents.
  • Clean containers and shelves on a regular basis and keep laboratory tidy.
  • Complete records accurately and completely.
  • Essential Criteria :

  • Have completed at least two years of Microbiology or related Science degree.
  • Have a basic knowledge of Microbiology.
  • Have GCSE passes in English and Mathematics.
  • Have previous experience in working in a Microbiology lab, media preparation and using an autoclave.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Be able to perform manual lifting and suit up to enter the Cleanroom.
  • Be available for a minimum of 1 month.
  • Desirable Criteria :

  • Have previous experience in an industrial Microbiology lab.
  • Have previous experience in the recipt of goods.
  • Analytical skills, the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
  • Duration : Full Time, Summer Placement - Minimum 1 Month

    Location : Newry, Co. Down

    Remuneration : Salary Attractive

    Benefits : Free Life Assurance, Paid Holidays, On-site Parking, Pension Scheme, Canteen Facilities, Healthcare plan, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Car Insurance, Perks Scheme

    Contact : The Human Resources Department

    Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit.

    In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.

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