Senior Microbiologist in Cestas at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/4/2019

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Job Description

On that position you will work within the quality assurance team with responsibility to ensure effective and efficient sterility practices, which includes, but not limited to the following:


• Environmental monitoring of cleanrooms for viable air, viable surface and particulate in line with ISO 14644 standards.
• Monitoring of utilities including all grades of water, and where necessary, compressed air.
• Co-ordination of samples for bioburden and endotoxin testing.
• Performing sampling for validations and re-qualifications as required. Review of validation files for compliance.
• Strong interactions, maintenance and support of sterility suppliers.
• Interact with Supplier quality team with respect to vendor sterility topics.
• Interpreting sampling and monitoring data, applies statistical and analysis techniques, to determine control and trending.
• Leads NC and CAPA generation and resolution within the Microbiology group and across related business units. Strong competency in troubleshooting, correction of NC and root cause analysis.
• Performs sterility release review, interpreting data and trends.
• Performs sterilization validations and re-qualifications in line with relevant BS EN ISO standards.
• Continually identifies opportunity for stabilization of trends, statistical control of processes to allow cost saving.
• Mentors and trains team and cross functional groups as required (induction, GMP etc.)
• Subject matter expert to internal & external regulatory requirements, (including but not limited to European RHQ, Division, Corporate, FDA, ISO, MDD, and individual country regulatory requirements)
• Subject matter expert to local procedures, contribute to the development, maintenance and improvements of the policies and procedures to align to best practices, benchmarking against industry leads and regulatory requirements.
• Coach, mentor and train other functions in area of sterility and monitoring.
• Support of, ensure compliance of new products to sites’ sterility standards. Successful integration of products to validated processes.
• Ensures biocompatible of components, materials and consumables used in the manufacture of Stryker product.

What we search for:

  • Degree in Microbiology or equivalent mandatory.
  • Knowledge of the medical devices field.
  • 3 years minimum of experience in an environment linked to quality / regulatory affairs.
  • 2 years of experience in microbiology

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 10%

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