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Microbiology Lab Technician
Ref No.: 18-13515
Location: Pleasanton, California
As a microbiology Technician within the Advanced Measurement Sciences (AMS) department, you will be a part of dynamic, collaborative team with an important role in the development of every product created by Client R&D. The Microbiology group within AMS serves a critical role, providing technical guidance and microbiological expertise to all Strategic Business Units (SBUs), including Cleaning, Healthcare, Specialty (Foods, Litter, Charcoal, Glad, Renew Life, and Burt's Bees Personal Care), and International. The Microbiology group works closely with multiple R&D groups including Product Development, Process, Package and other teams across all stages of the development life-cycle from concept to commercialization. The group operates in a new state-of-the-art laboratory at the Pleasanton R&D campus in Pleasanton, California (San Francisco Bay Area). You will have a critical role as a technician, supporting the laboratory evaluation of numerous products, collaborating between scientists and other technicians to test and evaluate all microbiological aspects of new formulations as they are developed, generating data that informs decisions across all businesses.

Execute a variety of simple to complex microbiological laboratory experiments in collaboration with other technicians and scientists to support numerous business unitsCollaborate with scientists to collect, evaluate, and present data to inform teams to enable project decisions.Pursue constant improvement and innovation of techniques to drive efficiency and enhanced capabilities within the microbiology laboratoryManage the microbiology laboratory in collaboration with other technicians through laboratory upkeep, maintenance, and ordering all equipment and suppliesGrow professionally through learning new laboratory techniques, gradually developing expertise in specific areas related to Client businesses and products

1+ years of microbiology laboratory experience beyond a Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biology, biochemistry, or related fields. Preference for experience in an industrial microbiology or related laboratory environment, such as working in Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) rated spaces.