MICROBIOLOGIST-PHARMA/LIFE SCIENCES

Location: Edison, NJ
Date Posted: 04-01-2018
SUMMARY:
 
Under limited supervision and guidance of the Microbiology management team, the Microbiologist III is responsible for the following duties:
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
  • Performs routine microbiological testing of products, raw materials, components and controlled environments according to site Standard Operating Procedures and compendial methods.
  • Knowledge of or experience in the following:
  • Method Suitability and routine:
  • Sterility Testing by Membrane Filtration and Direct Inoculation
  • Microbial Limit Testing (formulated product, raw materials and packaging components)
  • Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
  • Antibiotic Microbial Assays for Potency Determination
  • Bacterial Endotoxin Testing
  • Environmental Monitoring of controlled, classified areas including the use of Contact Plates, Settling Plates, and Air Samplers.
  • Total Heterotrophic Plate Count of potable and Process Water
  • Preparation, Sterilization, Incubation, and Growth Promotion of culture media
  • Disinfectants and lethality studies
  • Population Determination and Testing of Biological Indicators; operation of autoclaves
  • Identification of microbial organisms
  • Documents routine procedures following laboratory and company guidelines.
  • Performs non-conformance investigations including deviations, and OOT/OOS related to product results and environmental monitoring results.
  • Generates, executes, and completes CAPAs.
  • Issues and revises GMP documents such as SOP’s, protocols/reports, testing monographs, data sheets, etc.
  • Creates and executes equipment qualification protocols; ensures laboratory equipment remains in a calibrated and properly functioning state.
  • Reviews and approves laboratory generated data in data reviewer absence
  • Reviews and approves product specification for release in management absence 
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  • QUALIFICATIONS:
     
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
     
    Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university with Major in Biology/Microbiology and 6 years related experience and/or training in the pharmaceutical industry or life sciences field; or MS degree and 3 years’ experience.
     
    JOB PREREQUISITES:
     
  • Ability to meet attendance standards.  All full-time employees are required to work a minimum 40-hr week.  At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of GMP specializing in sterile dosage forms, USP testing requirements for sterile products and Microbiological procedures, 21 CFR parts 210/211, and other FDA regulations /guidelines is preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software; preferably TrackWise, LIMS, iStability, Vitek, or related systems.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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