Microbiology Job Description

Microbiology Job Description

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Microbiology provides microbiology expertise in the areas of method development, validation, preservation, testing, cGMP, laboratory instrumentation, research techniques and industrial microbiology.

Microbiology Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Complete all documentation properly according to cGMP requirements
Management review of QA Microbiology investigations of aberrant events, significant laboratory deviations, OOS / OOT results
Works cross-functionally with a number of disciplines and departments (microbiologist, chemists, engineers, marketing, service, ) to develop concepts and designs to meet the needs of a clinical microbiology lab
Revise documents to ensure that the Microbiology laboratory maintains its compliance status
Execute and/or oversee the performance of microbiology-based testing methods, such as but not limited to, mycoplasma and mycoplasmastasis testing, bioburden (pour-plate and membrane filtration), sterility (direct inoculation and membrane filtration), bacteriostasis and fungistasis, bacteriophage testing, environmental monitoring, tuberculosis testing, viability, purity, and light/fluorescent microscopy
Assist in the standardization of pricing for microbiology assays, and develop a pricing scale as needed
Receive isolates from clients, prepare cultures and submit them to an external laboratory for identification
Support Business Development through webinars, business review meetings, face-to-face presentations, training
Take responsibility for the co-ordination and conduct of environmental monitoring and cleaning validation for medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing areas, especially in support of change control projects
Initiate deviations and carry out investigations for deviations / non-conformance

Microbiology Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Microbiology

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AAM, ASCP

Education for Microbiology

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the microbiology job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, Science, Education, Medical, Chemistry, Medical Science, Biological Science

Skills for Microbiology

Desired skills for microbiology include:

FDA regulations

Desired experience for microbiology includes:

Gel Electrophoresis SDS-PAGE, IEF
Must work safely with chemicals and equipment and follow lab procedures (SOP’s)
Substantial knowledge in mathematics, , decimals and percentages
Ability to follow documented laboratory procedures
Ability to generate reproducible and consistent results
Ability to multi task and handle unexpected problem situations

Microbiology Examples


Microbiology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of microbiology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for microbiology
  • Pursues research in microbiology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics
  • Organizes the workload and supervises the performance of Microbiology lab personnel in developing, validating, and revising microbiological test methods, testing development and production samples
  • The preparation of course material (handouts )
  • Oversee data entry and trending of EM results into established data base
  • Perform routing laboratory duties which may include environmental monitoring which may include media growth promotion and handling,autoclave operation, testing equipment maintenance, cleaning of laminar flow hoods, proper disposal of samples
  • Assist with studies and investigations as needed
  • Maintains laboratory policy and procedure manuals and assists in developing and writing procedures
  • Develops training and competency programs and procedures
  • The majority of problems encountered will be routine and with well-defined solutions
  • Must be self-directed within the context of a shift team environment, under the direction of the Activity Coordinator
Qualifications for microbiology
  • Awareness and contribute to EBITA when possible
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the laboratory
  • Team player with ability to work in cross functional teams independently depending on the requirement of task in hand
  • Ph.D., M.D
  • State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Microbiologist Scientist/Public Health Microbiologist license
  • 1-3 years of experience in a Clinical Laboratory preferred

Microbiology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of microbiology. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for microbiology
  • Sterility Assurance – Testing and implementing the principles of good sterility assurance
  • Adhere to site SOPs and the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • GMP Ambassador
  • Perform and complete (according to the specific SOP), those procedures set at the discretion of any senior member of staff within the department assigned
  • Accurately performs in-process inspections
  • Assist in managing and coordinating the quality system and each of its elements
  • Define Statistical Process Control methods for use in setting targets and limits for operational areas
  • Confer with laboratory personnel and laboratory supervisor/manager to interpret data correctly as needed
  • Interact with clients and other departments to provide excellent laboratory service
  • Product and component Bioburden testing
Qualifications for microbiology
  • Must meet CLIA requirements
  • Mechanical skills, troubleshooting skills, good laboratory practices
  • Key daily interactions are with activity coordinator, plant operations, and plant technical staff
  • Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment regarding what needs to be done based on standard choices required
  • ERP project status and time entry functions
  • Able to perform routine microbiological test procedures with supervision

Microbiology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a microbiology. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for microbiology
  • Manage the microbiology laboratory in collaboration with other technicians through laboratory upkeep, maintenance, and ordering all equipment and supplies
  • Ensure cleanroom staff compliance with aseptic technique and GMP requirements
  • Coordinates and provides support for daily activities in the Quality Control Microbiology lab including Microbial Content Testing, Rapid Method Tests, Media / Sterile Supply Preparation, and all related tasks
  • Writes reports, specification or documents related to these efforts
  • Supervise daily laboratory activities and laboratory scheduling to ensure optimum group performance
  • Train technical personnel in general laboratory skills
  • Develop assays that meet regulatory guidelines
  • Work directly with clients to provide necessary information regarding on-going projects
  • Provide guidance and updates to the Customer Service and Client Account Management departments handling customer relations
  • Assess and evaluate the current environmental monitoring program, and develop an implementation plan to enhance and align the current program with both industry best practices and regulatory/compendial recommendations
Qualifications for microbiology
  • Required - Three to five years related experience and / or training
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a Clinical Hospital or Reference Laboratory Setting, required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Technical, Clinical Training and Education environment
  • Well versed in Identification / Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (ID/AST), required
  • Knowledge of technical and workflow related aspects important to the discovery phase of system implementation
  • Familiarity with regulatory agencies

Microbiology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a microbiology. 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 microbiology
  • Develop/revise the environmental monitoring database to enter all subsequent data and perform trend analysis on monitored locations/personnel through the implementation of statistical expression
  • Assist in development of business management review slides for presentation to senior management
  • Develop and write validation, qualification or large study project reports
  • Monitor inventories of reagents, media and test materials aseptically processed with the lab and direct their preparation
  • Maintain schedule of routine analyses, , annual growth promotion, water testing, biennial B/F
  • Oversees investigation of atypical microbiological data and prepares reports for plant
  • Support the site sterilisation requalification
  • Support the requalification of the clean rooms
  • Root cause investigation of out of specification results
  • Review of test data including continuous monitoring
Qualifications for microbiology
  • Basic theory of microbiology test procedures
  • Good working knowledge of various computer software applications
  • Ability to travel domestically and ability to be on call during evening/weekend as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and has a good driving record
  • Bachelor’s degree required in the life sciences or biomedical engineering and 5 years related experience is required
  • Candidates with an advanced degree are preferred

Microbiology Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a microbiology. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for microbiology
  • Execute a variety of simple to complex microbiological laboratory experiments in collaboration with other technicians and scientists to support numerous Clorox business units
  • Collaborate with scientists to collect, evaluate, and present data to inform teams to enable project decisions
  • Grow professionally through learning new laboratory techniques, gradually developing expertise in specific areas related to Clorox businesses and products
  • Monitor cleanroom filler operators through visual audits of aseptic techniques and SOPs
  • Train new hires in gowning techniques, clean room conduct and procedures, and company aseptic techniques
  • Partner with Production, Quality, and Training leadership to continually improve aseptic process and training SOPs
  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, , Quality Manual, SOPs, and Methods
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to assigned analytical work
  • Complete laboratory testing on all incoming samples in an accurate, efficient and timely manner
  • Ensure specimens are correctly labeled and orders are received
Qualifications for microbiology
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience and/or training specific to the work being done in the area noted above preferred
  • New York State license required
  • 6 years of microbiology experience required
  • Superior oral, written and non-verbal communication skills
  • Associate’s degree in science related field, Bachelor of Science degree preferred
  • Laboratory experience (Microbiology lab experience is a plus)

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