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Microbiology Analyst

ANSTO - Lucas Heights, NSW

Biotech, R&D, Science
Source: uWorkin

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  • Ongoing| Full Time | $73k - $81k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits. Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment. ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

To perform a range of microbiological activities within the Quality Control Laboratory within ANSTO’s sterile injectable radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility, including microbiological testing, environmental monitoring, data processing and report writing.

To ensure manufacturing and microbiological testing executed in the Production Facility is carried out as per current GMP guidelines to ensure reliable supply of radiopharmaceuticals to the market.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Execute microbiological testing for ANSTO, Health products and external stakeholders, for starting materials, intermediate materials and finished products.
  • Perform environmental and operator monitoring to ensure sterility assurance of ANSTO, Health products operations.
  • Ensure the ANSTO, Health products microbiology laboratory is maintained to meet GMP guidelines.
  • Report and record any non-conformances.
  • Maintain microbiology equipment and testing consumable inventory to ensure that all testing occurs and release and delivery requirements stakeholders are not impacted.

Skills and Experience
  • Relevant degree qualification in Microbiology or related field.
  • Extensive experience in microbiology laboratory skills or specific technical experience in Microbiology or equivalent disciplines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP, ISO9001 standards, TGA requirements and International Pharmacopeia(s).
  • Knowledge and understanding of sterile manufacturing techniques, clean room standards and nuclear and pharmaceutical production regulations.
  • Experience working within a highly regulated environment (TGA, FDA and ISO highly regarded).

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:
  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Sam Qassis on qassiss@ansto.gov.au . For all other queries please contact the Recruitment Team on +61 (02) 9717 9719.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment

All applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applications must be submitted online.
In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.

Applications close: 7 March 2021