Sterility Assurance Microbiology Spec.

Position Overview


  • Ongoing | Full Time | $107k - $120k +15.4% super
  • Work-life balance | Free onsite Parking | Health & Wellbeing Programs 
  • On-site Childcare Centre | Generous Maternity & Parental Leave Provisions
  • Utilise your pharmaceutical microbiology expertise in a unique environment

About the Opportunity


The Sterility Assurance and Microbiology Specialist is to coordinate the Sterility Assurance functions of Nuclear Medicine.  This role will lead the Sterility Assurance and Microbiology function from a technical perspective and ensure compliance with local and international regulations for sterile pharmaceutical manufacture. 

About You


“The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge in GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing with sound knowledge in aseptic processing, cleaning validation, sterile principles and microbiology. Demonstrated experience in quality risk management, root cause analysis and problem solving is essential. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and engage with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders for technical collaboration.” - Lee-ann Carrasco, Sterility Assurance and Microbiology Manager 

Your Duties and Responsibilities


  • Subject matter expert for sterility assurance function for Nuclear Medicine business
  • Lead sterility assurance related investigations and risk assessments
  • Lead sterility assurance continuous improvement initiatives
  • Lead sterility assurance related validations including process simulation media fill, equipment qualification and facility certifications
  • Monitor and report on sterility assurance metrics and trends
  • Lead sterility assurance education programs across the Nuclear Medicine business
  • Oversee transition to revised PIC/s Code to GMP Annexe 1


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About Us


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.

Benefits of Working with Us


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


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

How to Apply


For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Lee-Ann Carrasco on 0476 246 149.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 3511.

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


Application closing date:  11:59pm 26th May 2024


All applicants must be Australian citizens.


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.