Microbiologist

Fairfield, NJ

Posted: 11/21/2019 Job Number: JN -112019-11239

Job Description

Microbiologist
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

Title: Microbiologist
Location: Fairfield, NJ
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Shift: Monday Friday; 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Salary: Up to $25/hr.
Employment Type: Up to a 6 month contract (could be extended)

Environment: This client is a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 15 companies in the industry. With over 45,000 employees in 60 countries worldwide, they are proud to say that our employees are the reason for our success . They believe in empowering employees, presenting them with new challenges and letting them grow and develop professionally. Isn t this the type of company you want to work for?

Position Summary
This position performs microbial limits testing of water and environmental air monitoring (EM) samples, primarily from other facilities within the organization. Performs quantitative microbial analyses on water and EM samples to ensure compliance with microbiological specifications and Alert/Action Limits, company standards, and governmental regulatory requirements. Uses approved test methods, protocols, procedures (SOPs) and corporate policies while maintaining adherence to current industry standards. May be involved or responsible for performing micro-related Laboratory Investigations, audit/review of Micro Lab data, implementing CAPA, planning and scheduling of micro testing activities.
Responsibilities:
  • Follows established laboratory safety procedures.
  • Receives water and EM samples from other locations. Uses basic technical principles, theories, and concepts to conduct various microbiological laboratory activities, including water sample testing, environmental monitoring (EM) sample testing, growth promotion testing, and suspension preparation.
  • Analyzes environmental air monitoring (EM) and water samples while following current methods and procedures (SOPs).
  • Initiates and conducts microbiology laboratory investigations.
  • Sends samples to a third party microbiological laboratory for identification, as needed.
  • Documents all activities in a legible manner following established formats and procedures.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots problems with equipment and microbiological preparations.
  • Reviews microbiological data and handles microbial waste.
Qualification and Requirements
  • BS/BA in Biology / Microbiology / Biochemistry, or BS in a Related Science
  • Minimum 1 year in a pharmaceutical laboratory environment. Specialized or Technical Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications Required. Must possess strong technical knowledge regarding various micro tests, including but not limited to, water and environmental air monitoring testing
  • Knowledge of microorganisms
  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and Good Documentation Practices
  • Knowledge of compendia procedures and general chapters, where applicable (i.e., USP, NF, etc.).
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with LIMS and Microsoft Office Word and Excel
EOE/ADA
Search words: Micro, microbiology, aseptic, microorganisms, microbial, air monitoring, water samples
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