Scientist, Microbiology

SUMMARY  

Performs a variety of microbiological tests from routine to advanced procedures.  Analyze data and investigate results, write, review and approve basic technical reports and records, interact with clients and technical staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct microbiological testing involving routine to advanced procedures

Coordinate and schedule testing as needed

Write technical reports, GMP and GLP protocols and reports

Write and revise work instructions

Review and approve test data and interpretation of results

Review and approve departmental records

Generate, review, and/or approve method validations

Direct and/or performs equipment qualifications, re-qualifications, and annual checklists as needed

Participate in investigations and prepare associated documentation

Review industry standards and regulations, implement changes as needed

Client and vendor contact

All other tasks as assigned by management

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Will provide leadership to technicians and/or staff members in the Microbiology department.  Responsibilities may include interviewing, training employees, planning, and directing limited work activities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/TRAINING PROGRAMS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION, EXPERTISE and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Associates degree in science and a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ability to read, understand, and operate laboratory equipment such as steam sterilizers and familiarity with sterilization procedures and laboratory techniques.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Word processing and spreadsheet skills required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to interpret results and communications in writing. Must demonstrate good scientific terminology.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Normal procedures require ability to determine weight measurements and proportions, prepare dilutions. Must understand scientific equations such as D‑value, SLR, Z‑value, % humidity, and gas concentration.  Must know the metric system. 

REASONING ABILITY

Must be able to schedule tasks, organize time, and plan ahead. Must present a logical approach to conducting scientific experiments. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk, use hands to manipulate objects or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. 

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, color, depth perception, distance and peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Combination of Office and Laboratory settings with the potential for occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, or biological hazards.  Moderate noise levels exist.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

iuvo Bioscience is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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