When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Working as part of our Microbiology Division (MBD), within the Specialty Diagnostics Group, you’ll play an active part in helping us to achieve our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The Microbiology Division discovers microbiological solutions for the diagnosis of infectious disease and detection of bacterial contamination in industrial applications.  We serve public health, clinical laboratories, food companies, environmental screening and pharmaceutical laboratories with a portfolio of products that include culture media, antimicrobial susceptibility testing solutions and market-leading molecular solutions for food safety testing.

The role

The Quality Assurance Intern works as part of the QA team at our MBD Basingstoke facility.

Reporting to the QA Supervisor the successful applicant will join Quality Assurance department working closely with the QMS and Supplier Quality teams to support the implementation of the QMS and interact with internal and external customers regarding quality related issues and queries.

This role will partner with internal team members to drive continual improvement of quality and compliance in all areas including Quality Assurance with a focus on quality systems.


  • Undertake QA responsibilities regarding supplier control, review and performance
  • Assist in training for Quality functions and ensuring relevant documentation is up-to-date
  • Serve as documentation and training coordinator for Master Control – Electronic Document Management system
  • Maintaining supplier audit tracker
  • Ensuring supplier quality complaints are properly investigated and corrective actions taken
  • Building strong partnerships with the Quality and Sourcing teams as well as external customers
  • Collaborating closely with suppliers regarding quality issues and queries
  • Communicating in a proper and effective way with customers about change controls requiring customer notifications
  • Tracking of supplier quality questionnaires, change agreements and quality agreements
  • Collaborate with team members in production and quality to build robust documentation to support audit readiness
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements/ qualifications

  • Pursuing degree in microbiology/degree in a related field
  • Experience in a QMS role preferably within MDD/IVD
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate openly
  • Work flexibly to ensure targets are met
  • Competent in the use of the MS Office suite

Knowledge, skills, abilities

  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  • Hands on attitude to get things done with the ability to handle change to a successful conclusion
  • Work flexibly to ensure deadlines are met
  • Experience with writing concise/accurate and maintain reports/records
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and standard computer applications
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Strong desire and motivation to develop a career in Quality Assurance

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