I began my career working as a Microbiology Technician in an environmental monitoring laboratory. Within five years I had advanced to Senior Microbiologist – a role which I held for two years. Following that I moved sideways into a role I held for two years – Quality Assurance Microbiologist.  After that I took on a Microbiology Team Leader role which ultimately became redundant after six years.

I’ve worked in both generic sterile (FDA) and novel non-sterile production (TGA/EU) plants where I’ve validated equipment and processes, trained staff, conducted audits and developed my love of documentation.

Since my redundancy I have lived out my fantasy of being a scientific consultant by running this blog based on my career in pharmaceutical microbiology. This keeps my regulatory and guideline knowledge relevant and up to date.

My day job is one of IT Technical support where I get to flex my critical thinking, documentation, communication and problem solving skills while providing a high level of customer service.

My expertise lies in USP 1116, ISO 13408, ISO 14644, ISO 17025 and PIC’s.  I am a capable auditor and trainer.

I find freely sharing my knowledge makes me more efficient – the more others know, the less work I have to do. This frees me up for additional projects and tasks. It’s a win-win situation.  Ideally, I’m seeking a role that is NOT matched 100% to my skills and abilities.  Otherwise, what’s the challenge?

Three words that my best friend uses to describe me: loyal, dedicated, honest.

Another reaso why you should add me to your team:

Regarding my critical thinking and problem solving abilities, I am in the top 93% of a comparison group of scientists.