CSL Plasma
Microbiology Team Coordinator
At a glance
Location: US-NY-Liverpool Map
Posted: 11/18/2020
Closing: 12/17/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
CSL Plasma
Job description
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The role of the Microbiology Coordinator is to coordinate and ensure that team objectives are achieved, and operational decisions made and executed in a timely manner

To effectively manage the specified team providing direction and co-ordination of all activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company SOPs.  To ensure that all scheduling requirements are met, in conjunction with other departments where required.

To provide technical leadership and to co-ordinate the activities of work allocated to the team of analysts; specifically, the testing of Quality Control samples and to support validation studies.

To support and manage organizational change and process improvements through development and coaching of a team.  Maintain a presence within the laboratory area to monitor laboratory activities.


•      To ensure appropriate standards of cGMP, housekeeping, Health, Safety and Environment are applied in the team, in accordance with current regulations and procedures guaranteeing that the area is permanently inspection ready. 

  • To schedule the activities of the team in accordance with the Lean Lab solution, monitoring and approving holidays, sickness absence and training/competence position of all associates.  The monitoring of associated KPIs being used to adapt plans accordingly.
  • To review and approve data generated from testing and to bring to the attention of the Team Manager and other site personnel test results and any trends, out of specification results.  In addition, where appropriate perform the required transactions to release materials.
  • To ensure that the maintenance and qualification of the specified laboratory and equipment within is up to date and at the required GMP standards.  To ensure the use only of approved and validated test processes.
  • To co-ordinate department cGMP systems, such as deviation management, closure of corrective and preventative actions, change controls and SOPs.
  • To participate in improvement project teams where required driving quality decisions and provide advice and technical support where required.  Coordinate completion of any resulting activities.
  • To lead troubleshoot in the resolution of testing problems involving your team and relevant customers/suppliers.  Demonstrate creative problem solving within cGMP constraints and align with best practice.
  • To track the team ensuring that mandatory training is in place.  To encourage optimal performance of staff through training, feedback every two months and development planning in conjunction with the Team Manager


Graduate level in relevant discipline or suitable alternative or equivalent experience within industry. 

Computer Literate.


cGMP background in the Pharmaceutical industry

Experience of Quality Control testing techniques and industry practices.

• Authors protocols and reports for suitability studies and investigations to support testing and compliance issues
• Ensures laboratory instruments are qualified, calibrated and properly maintained and documentation complies with cGMP standards
• Assists in development of new methods and procedures and maintains standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Documents quality issues and performance measures for management review
Minimum 3 years working within a QC Laboratory

Microbiology Team Coordinator