Assistant Microbiologist – Pharmaceutical Manufacturer (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Great Opportunity for Enthusiastic Microbiology Professional
  • Utilise your Microbiology Skills and Expand Your Experience
  • Call Now to Discuss Your Suitability & Ability to Start ASAP



Our client is a Herbal Medicines manufacturer established for over 25 years. They are at the forefront of herbal extracts and liquids manufacturing in the contract manufacturing industry and hold a GMP compliant TGA Manufacturing Licence. Their forte is the production of herbal extracts and liquids from single herbs to more complex formulae which are utilised in TGA approved products. Our client is committed to delivering a quality focused, professional service.



This short term Microbiology Assistant role is available due to a busy period our client experiences in the upcoming months of December and January. This position is primarily responsible for the microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process product and finished product as necessary.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will also be responsible for laboratory equipment calibration, ordering of laboratory consumables and complaint investigations.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate independence and proficiency in performing routine microbiological testing procedures. You will need to have excellent time management and communication skills, be honest, punctual and trustworthy.


  • Contribute to the overall maintenance and effectiveness of the Microbiology Lab
  • Purchase laboratory supplies when necessary
  • Ensure proper storage and maintenance of consumables
  • Assist in equipment maintenance and safe disposal of laboratory waste
  • Follow standard test methods and, where appropriate, identify potential improvements or modifications to those test methods
  • Perform all aspects of microbiological testing off raw materials, in-process products and finished products
  • Perform environmental testing within the clean room areas
  • Safely executing laboratory work requests, maintaining and running relevant laboratory apparatus and testing equipment and documenting data in a timely and accurate manner
  • Accurately and reliably record results and observations using relevant equipment, instruments and, where appropriate, software
  • Understands and communicates results to Technical Manager and identify trends and anomalies in data
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the Technical Manager and Operations Manager
  • Assist with customer complaint investigations
  • Independently interprets data and prepares summaries of work and results to be included in reports and presents this data in a timely manner.
  • Take personal responsibility for OH&S compliance within the laboratory



  • B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences with major in Microbiology
  • Minimum two years working experience in a laboratory setting within Pharmaceutical, Food or Complimentary Healthcare Industry
  • It is essential that you are proficient with standard Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in all aspects of microbiological testing of raw materials and/or finished products within Pharmaceutical, Food, or Complimentary Healthcare Industry
  • Strong understanding and commitment to your own safety and that of others.
  • Proficient at developing and presenting data in a timely and accurate  manner.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy along with time management and organisational capacity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to teamwork and collaboration



To apply for this exciting role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.  We require someone to start ASAP so please feel free to call our office on 03 9516 0100 and ask for Jo to discuss your suitability.



We thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role.

Given we receive numerous applications every day, CS Executive Group can only respond to candidates who are being considered for shortlisting. However, should you not receive any follow-up communication from one of our team, please note your contact details and the submitted resume are retained on our ‘Talent Pool’ database allowing our consideration of you in the future when suitable roles arise.