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E: human.resources@norbrook.co.uk

T: + 44 (0)28 3026 4435


The Microbiologist will be involved in routine microbiological testing of raw material, in process and finished product samples and in assisting in the review of water systems on all Norbrook Laboratories Ltd sites in Newry. 
Main Activities/Tasks

  • Performance of Sterility, Bioburden, Microbiological Plate Assays and Endotoxin testing also Sub-visible particulate and Particle size determinations.
  • Checking of raw data and signing off test records.
  • Analysing test results and taking appropriate action.
  • Identification of Microbiological isolates when required.
  • Filter integrity testing.
  • Assist the Senior Microbiologist to ensure all staff are following the correct Methods of Analysis to ensure right first time.
  • Assist the Senior Microbiologist to monitor the level of stock and consumables so that there are adequate resources available to perform the required testing while ensuring the levels are not too high thus allowing materials to expire.
  • Assist in keeping the laboratories in an audit ready state and maintaining a safe working environment including the wearing of the correct Personal Protective Equipment
  • Liaising with other departments to obtain relevant information.
  • Training new and existing members of Microbiology department where required, ensuring training records and training matrix are kept up to date.

The Successful candidate will be given on the job training as well as being trained in the principles of Good Manufacturing practice.
Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to Degree level in Microbiology or related discipline and have at least 1 years' experience working in a similar industrial microbiology laboratory environment.  However applicants with lower qualifications and 2 years relevant experience will be considered.
  • Applicants must have experience in at least one of the test methods listed above.
  • Be able to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills, as demonstrated on their application form and at interview.
  • Have the ability to analyse results, be highly motivated, flexible regarding their work and willing to work shift patterns, weekends or holidays when necessary.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience providing advice and training to technicians or students in test procedures.
  • A good working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation, GMP, Microsoft word and excel.
  • Have experience in at least two of the test areas listed above.

Duration: Full time. Permanent and fixed term contract options available; fixed term contract available for 9 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

Location: Newry, Co. Down

Remuneration: Salary Attractive

Benefits: Free Life Assurance, Company Pension Scheme, 30 days annual leave, Wedding Leave, Employee well-being initiatives, Healthcare plan, Company Sick Pay, Employee Assistance Programme, On-site free parking, Canteen Facilities, Employee Perks scheme, Discounted Car Insurance, Annual Employee raffle, employee recognition scheme, career development opportunities and much more…

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.


  • Permanent
  • Newry
  • Closing date: Tuesday 29 Nov 2022
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