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Microbiologist Associate
Ref No.: 18-11529
Location: Morrisville, North Carolina
[4 days / 10 hrs] third shift –Sunday-Thursday 8pm-6am
The shift will change as of 7/15/18 to [5 days / 8 hrs] Third Shift- Sunday - Friday 10:00 pm-6:30 am

1 position 3rd shift (training will be on 1st shift-Monday – Thursday, 6 am until 4:30 pm-) the training will be about 2-4 weeks.

Key Responsibilities (in descending order of importance) and % of Time:

1. Assists with microbial testing of finished goods, bulk, and raw materials. Accurately documents testing information and results in DTR and generate CofAs. Also, reviews DTRs for other associates testing results. (50%)

2. Performs bulk testing, and non-micro finished goods testing. (20%)

3. Prepares and sterility of test media. (10%)

4. Review quality documentation (ex. COC and Line Clearance, Batching Records) associated with product testing. (10%)

5. Special projects as assigned. (10%)


2-5 years of professional experience

Skills and Abilities:
Experience in GMP environment or in an agency-regulated industry a plus (i.e. manufacturing, scientific, environmental, legal, social setting governed by FDA, EPA, OSHA, DSS, etc.). Candidates with Pharmaceutical, Food, or Cosmetic backgrounds preferred.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning is required
Demonstrated ability in operating and troubleshooting industrial testing equipment, including a penetrometer, melting point apparatus, viscometer, pH meter, Uv/Vis, etc. as needed.
Understanding of microbiology process, plating, methods, etc.
Exceptional understanding of all lab equipment
Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are required.
Able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Basic knowledge of quality systems and regulatory requirements (21 CRF Part 700/701) is desired.
Strong written and verbal business communication skills.

Education Level/Degree:
BA/BS Degree in Chemistry, Lab Science, Biology, Microbiology or related field required and two (2) years of related experience required OR AA/AS Degree in a related lab science filed required and five years experience