Quality Control Associate Microbiology

Job Type : (12 Months temporary contract)

Quality Control Associate Microbiology

Date: Jan 1, 2024
Location: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Company: Ichnos Sciences Inc.

Quality Control Associate Microbiology
(12 months temporary contract)

Job Description


We are looking for highly motivated people who thrive on being challenged and working in an agile, collaborative, and multicultural environment to join our multidisciplinary Quality Control team and play a key role in conducting rigorous, cutting-edge science.

To partake in execution and enrichment of our ambitious pipeline of projects, this position is to be filled by a quality control associate with a thorough understanding of GMP principles.

She or he will work together with the QC team on the development of analytical methods for the analysis and characterization of biologics.


  • Perform Environmental Monitoring tests (personnel, air, surface and water).
  • Perform Bioburden, endotoxin testing.
  • Perform general lab tasks (ordering materials, maintaining inventory, preparing buffers, cleaning…).
  • Comply with GMP requirements, adherence to data integrity principles at all times and apply all QC procedures.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner, prepare/review documentation (SOPs, Protocols, reports…).
  • Ensure training compliance within the assigned work area.
  • Provide support for calibration, use and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Provide support and execute method troubleshooting.
  • Report any non-conformances to Senior Officer or Team leader and assist in documentation.
  • Identify and facilitate problem-solving and improvement projects.
  • When needed, support method transfers and validation.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required and provide support to other QC teams when needed.



  • BSc degree in Microbiology or equivalent with 1-2 years’ relevant experience.
  • Hands on experience in Microbiology assays (Bioburden, endotoxin, growth promotion, etc.) in a pharmaceutical environment would be very appreciated.
  • Knowledge and experience in cGMP environment.
  • Ability to run experience in an autonomous manner. Critical thinking, good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good organizational skills. Hands-on approach. Ability to work under time constrains and adapt to work schedule changes.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high standards with meticulous attention to details.
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal.


You will join us, in a picturesque city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

This is a rare opportunity to join our growing scientific team at the very start of something special. You will become a part of the foundation of a new company imprint…

Business Unit: Quality
Type of Contract: Temporary 12 months
Employment Rate: 100%