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Microbiology Technician

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who Are We

We touch the lives of over 200 million patients every day, and billions every year. After all, everyone needs healthcare or medication at some point. Yet until today, you may not have heard of us. We’re Teva, a global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare to patients around the world and we currently have a number of fantastic opportunities for Microbiology Technicians to join the team in Runcorn on a Full Time, Permanent basis.


At Teva Runcorn, we develop, manufacture and market innovative and affordable medicines, specialising in sterile liquid products mainly used for treating respiratory conditions using Blow-Fill-Seal technology as well as injectable Combination Products such as our MS treatment Copaxone.


We are also home to two R&D centres and a Sterile Training Academy— a centre of excellence within Teva for sterile manufacturing, safety and compliance training.

A day in the life of a Microbiology Technician

As a Microbiology Technician, you will be responsible for providing data through Microbiological testing regimes, from which confidence in the sterility of the finished product can be found.


Please note - this role will require you to work shifts 6am - 6pm (includes weekends).


Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor specified environmental conditions within clean rooms and filling machines at the appropriate frequency. Batch summary reports, database trending.
  • Undertake testing of key components using good aseptic technique - including testing of process samples, Raw Materials, T.V.A.C, Bacterial Endotoxin testing and Bacterial identification. Entering results into the Microbiology Database. Anomalous results to be communicated to the Team leader.
  • Undertake testing of Utility services (Water for Injection, Compressed Air, Cooling waters, Room Particle counting).
  • Undertake testing filled product for Sterility in accordance with USP/EP specifications.
  • Control of type cultures and in house Media QC, Media preparation and use of the autoclave.
  • Complete all documentation in real time and in full.
  • Provide advice to the manufacturing department on microbial, hygiene and contamination control.

Who we are looking for

Do you have?

  • A degree in Microbiology / Biological Science or similar
  • Experience working in a Pharmaceutical Lab
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal


Are you?

  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel etc
  • Organised
  • Able to work effectively with peers, partners and others



Sub Function

Manufacturing Quality Control

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At Teva, we pride ourselves on being a company where we can all thrive, and where everyone feels comfortable being their true self.

Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of everything we do. By valuing difference, we can be a better employer for our colleagues, and provide a better service for our customers and patients. That is why we are constantly looking for ways in which we can learn from each other, embrace what makes us unique and contribute to a fairer society free from discrimination and prejudice.