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Scientist (Pharma) - 18-42474
Ref No.: 18-42474
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:401K, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision Insurance
Hiring a Contract Scientist
Duration:  1 YEAR
Client Location:  Vernon Hills, IL
Work Schedule:  40+ Hours Weekly
Pay Rate:  $23.00 Hourly
Benefits: ACA Compliant Medical Insurance

Job Description Summary

Person in this role demonstrates advanced knowledge of Industrial Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences related standard scientific method and techniques. Takes responsibilities for Microbiology and Life-sciences related disciplines performing basic and applied research to provide innovative solutions for reducing hospital acquired infections and improving the quality of health care. Has an understanding and hand-on experience with new drug product selection and evaluation indicated for infection prevention in community and hospital settings. Under minimal supervision applies scientific knowledge and skills to research and development projects, and assist in gathering information from multiple sources.

The candidate will be placed in Scientist-1 or -2 position based on past experiences relevant to the job description,

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Performs routine and non-routine microbiological testing following USP, ASTM and CLSI based methods and assays for antiseptics and antimicrobials.
  • Applies knowledge of advanced microbiological techniques and good laboratory practices on daily basis.
  • Writes and revises SOPs, methods, protocols, and reports.
  • Participate in project team meetings and product design reviews.
  • Applies knowledge and skills to complete own work and develops competence in own area by performing routine work side-by-side with junior staff.
  • Ensure testing is performed accurately and in compliance with cGMP procedures, established regulatory requirements, SOPs, and other approved test methods.
  • Perform Lab investigations as needed. Implement corrective actions as applicable
Knowledge, Skills and Abilitieso Ability to work with associates with varied level of education and training
  • A strong Team Player
  • Ability to identify problems and escalate accordingly
  • Ability to provide feedback and to communicate with transparency
  • Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance
  • Coordinate, organize and assign daily activities of team member and junior associates
  • Executes against established guidelines and common procedures and policies
  • Ability to effectively manage occasional high-stress situations
  • Demonstrated flexibility during ambiguous situations
Education and Experience
  • Requires a minimum of BS degree in Microbiology/Life Sciences with 3+ years of relevant research experience, preferably in the industrial microbiology, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

To Apply for immediate consideration please send resume to Louis Moliterno at and reference job # 18-42474 in the Subject Line and indicate the best times to contact you (please include nights and weekends if needed).
**Candidates must complete background and drug screenings before starting any assignment.
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