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Quality Scientist - Microbiologist

Apply Now Job ID R-352047 Date posted 10/30/2019


Broken Bow, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing, scheduling, and/or reviewing microbiology related testing associated with routine testing, customer complaints, validations and/or projects.

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or applicable biological science with a minimum of 12 semester hours of Microbiology (or equivalent experience).
A minimum of 2 years of microbiological laboratory and/or industrial microbiologist experience is preferred. Must have knowledge of lab functions and testing methodology.
Familiarity and experience with aseptic technique is required.
Familiarity with regulatory environments is preferred.
Knowledge of GMP and other regulatory requirements is preferred.

Job Description

The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

Follows safe laboratory procedures and precautions when operating equipment and handling chemicals or microorganisms.

  • Coordinates the activities of the Microbiology Laboratory in support of a 24/7 shift manufacturing operation, and indirectly is responsible for the daily activities of the microbiology lab.
  • Supervises the monitoring of inventory of items in the microbiology lab.
  • Performs procedures, validation, and training according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Corporate Quality Assurance.
  • Performs laboratory owned calibrations.
  • Understands the principles of scheduling and how it relates to the support the Sterility Assurance Program.
  • Schedules and performs non-routine testing as needed.
  • Performs out of specification investigations.
  • Back up for approving the sterilization dose data with the Senior Microbiologist is absent.
  • Coordinates and directs the incubator temperature profiles and the annual laboratory autoclave requalification.
  • Assists with the development and documentation associated with new procedures including the development of preventative maintenance programs as needed.
  • Responsible for purchasing supplies and maintaining the monthly budget.  Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Oversees the training of new associates or the implementation of a new process in the lab.  Initiates all technicians to do their jobs and follows up with additional training and instruction as required to maintain satisfactory performance.
  • Ability to operate all equipment / perform all testing in the lab with basic trouble shooting skills.
  • Performs Lab Technician functions as directed or needed.
  • Upholds a high degree of accuracy and good technique in all laboratory procedures, including all testing associated with the support of a Sterility Assurance Program including the preparation of media, mathematical calculations and maintaining records and log books. Responsible for reviewing and approving reports, documents and testing that is generated by the Microbiology lab as specified by operating procedures.

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Broken Bow

Additional Locations

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