Microbiologist Job Description

Microbiologist Job Description

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Microbiologist provides real time quality support for aseptic/microbiological related issues in the aseptic and controlled areas.

Microbiologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensuring that microbiological testing complies with both GLP and GMP and meets all requirements
Establish and improve Quality Assurance practices and procedures associated with the Controlled Manufacturing Environments for Energy and Endo Mech Franchise Products
Functional/Technical Expertise- Develop and maintain understanding of the latest microbiology theories and research initiatives and make recommendations internally about any related changes to current methods and working practices
Carry out testing using appropriate aseptic techniques
Supports value streams in identifying and implementing corrective actions and increasing knowledge of good hygiene and microbial control practices
Analysis is undertaken safely and compliantly, meeting all required standards of EHS legislation and GMP, such as COSHH, Risk Assessments and DSE
May be required to write procedures or guidelines for the use of analytical equipment and to describe Laboratory working practices
Has a keen eye for detail and is readily able to identify procedural or GMP errors
Required to write procedures and / or reports for Laboratory working practices
Working with plant personnel to ensure that relevant processes and facilities also are microbiologically acceptable

Microbiologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Microbiologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, ISO, IATA, USDA, ITE, PT, AMT, PMP, SOP, DVM

Education for Microbiologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the microbiologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Science, Medical Science, Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Education, Molecular Biology

Skills for Microbiologist

Desired skills for microbiologist include:

GMP
CGMP
GLP
Aseptic technique
Immunological
ISO standards
Aseptic Technique and Microbiological Methods
Aseptic techniques
Practices
Regulatory/corporate requirements

Desired experience for microbiologist includes:

Auditing plant equipment and facilities to determine conditions are favorable for microbial growth
Interacting with management and other personnel to implement changes in plant procedures, equipment or facilities as needed
Microbiological validations for manufacturing, packaging and testing procedures
Train non-exempt and exempt laboratory personnel
BS in Microbiology or closely related field (Bio, Med Tech)
Must be proficient in speaking and writing english

Microbiologist Examples

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Microbiologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of microbiologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for microbiologist
  • Conduct regular audits to assure compliance to the QPs/QCMS and Sanitation
  • Provide support for all three sites Controlled Manufacturing Environments (CME)
  • Know and follow EES policies and procedures and ensure that direct reports know and follow EES policies and procedures related to work activities performed in area of responsibility
  • Evaluate and recommend inspection gauges and test equipment for Environmental Monitoring of Controlled Manufacturing Environment
  • Investigate causes of sporadic defects or issues associated with the CME
  • Provide consultation services to Quality Systems and Manufacturing departments for CME
  • Implement process control systems for CME and environmental monitoring activities
  • Coordinate training of manufacturing associates as applicable
  • Report to Quality Systems Manager
  • Investigate identified quality problems associated with CME
Qualifications for microbiologist
  • Excellent communication, time management, math and computer skills needed
  • 3 year experience as a Microbiologist in a Regulated industry is desirable
  • Experience of product release testing in a Regulated industry is desirable
  • Microbiologist required for a Global Medical Device company
  • Degree level qualification in Science or Engineering equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a Microbiology role
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Microbiologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a microbiologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for microbiologist
  • Maintain trend information on Controlled Manufacturing Environment failures
  • Support manufacturing in analyzing manufacturing product lines to determine how or where, within the manufacturing or inspection process, the root cause of non-conformances or customer complaints exist
  • Prepare written protocols as necessary
  • Provide leadership and initiative to QS organization through continuous improvement projects
  • Interface with manufacturing area and other support groups to ensure CME remain in compliance with regulations and standards
  • Engage in PPI lean methodology including standard work and tier meetings
  • To fulfill the responsibilities of the position as defined in the Oxoid Health, Safety and Environmental policies and associated Codes of Practice
  • Perform daily solution bio burden testing, examining total count, coliform count and spore count in accordance with SOP
  • Collect and organize production samples and check for discrepancies against sterilized sample record
  • Perform sterilizer qualifications to validate the sterilization process
Qualifications for microbiologist
  • Degree level qualification in Science or Engineering equivalen
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science is required
  • Drive continuous improvement of environmental controls by performing real time risk assessments in classified areas
  • Prepare, growth test and pH adjust a variety of media and buffer solutions, required for Sterility testing and Environmental monitoring
  • Bachelor degree in Bachelor degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology or related
  • Review and evaluate raw data for acceptability
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Microbiologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a microbiologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for microbiologist
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine tasks and maintenance of equipment to include but not exclusively
  • Maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment clean laboratory work environment
  • Troubleshooting, cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Sample Tracking
  • Chain of Custody
  • Interpreting data and meeting strict quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) guidelines on documentation when recording data
  • Reporting scientific results and present data analysis in tabular and graphical forms
  • Support the production and testing of Microbiology Proficiency Test Materials for food and water schemes
  • Assist with virology testing using molecular based methods for both commercial and research projects as required
  • General maintenance of all laboratories including monitoring stock, quality control checks, record management
Qualifications for microbiologist
  • English reading and understanding is required
  • Preferably one to two years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry or aseptic processing experience
  • Knowledge of molecular microbiology techniques including PCR, RT-PCR, genetic subtyping
  • Capability of working independently and with limited supervision, working with others as a member of a team
  • Ability to operate autoclaves, dishwashers, computers, analytical equipment
  • Ability to work around lab equipment noise
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Microbiologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of microbiologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for microbiologist
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, adhering to associated Risk Assessments and COSHH
  • Assist with media preparation duties during peak periods
  • Undertake microbiological analyses on a range of test sample types (including commercial), sometimes at short notice, and maintain a flexible approach to their workload
  • Willing to undertake the necessary training and clearances required for working at ACDP Biohazard level 3
  • Support contingency response activities for Government and commercial customers involving microbiological examinations for hazard group 2 or 3 organisms if necessary
  • Perform routine/non-routine quality monitoring, sampling and testing of Utility systems inclusive of Purified water, Water for Injection, Pure steam
  • Problem Resolution -Work to resolve technical/scientific problems in a timely manner by collaborating with other wound biology functional experts
  • Performs analysis/collection of samples and supports process or environmental monitoring, using a range of microbial/chemical techniques
  • Assesses the quality and accuracy of results and determines if material meets pre-defined acceptance criteria
  • Analyses samples according to pre-defined test methods, specifications or Pharmacopoeia
Qualifications for microbiologist
  • Perform investigations of product and raw material failures and assist in making recommendations for corrective actions
  • Ability to tolerate odors associated with microbiological testing
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Biology or related field
  • Strong background in genetics, database management, and bioinformatics
  • Proficiency with BioEdit, Sequencher, Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software
  • Laboratory experience in PCR
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Microbiologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a microbiologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for microbiologist
  • Responsible for ensuring own work is right first time
  • Responsible for maintenance and calibration of Laboratory equipment as assigned by Team Manager
  • Checks analytical data/worksheets for accuracy and compliance and ensures correct methodology has been used
  • Ensures documentation associated with own areas of responsibility, such as equipment records, are current and audit ready at all times
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment used is calibrated, validated and fit for use
  • Ensures sample solutions, standards and test media are used within expiry dates, or re-evaluated as appropriate
  • Has awareness of change control processes and need to control changes
  • May be required to review and approve batch data within corporate IT systems
  • Keep up to date records to show status of batch testing
  • Is aware of Lean Sigma Tools and principles of Operational Excellence, the Quality Management System and management principals, and relates these to own tasks and objectives
Qualifications for microbiologist
  • Utilize SAP system and support computer systems as necessary for QA operations
  • 2+ years of experience in an industry or graduate research setting with microbiological work
  • Proficient with techniques such as ELISA, SDS Gel, Western Blot, plasmid, DNA Extraction, and PCR
  • Knowledge of antibody production/purification and strong bacterial/cell culture experience
  • Strong background in genetics
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software

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