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Microbiologist | Volt


Vista, CA

Location:Vista, CA
Employee Type:Contingent
Duration:0 weeks
Pay Rate:N/A
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Date Posted:8/4/2017
Job ID:59983



Microbiologist Direct Hire-Vista, CA


Performs microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process and finished product as well as environmental samples in a cGMP/GLP laboratory. Reports results in a timely and professional manner to micro Supervisor / Manager for review. Assists in OOS investigations and excursions reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Performs routine microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process and finished products using compendial methods such as USP, AOAC, FDA-BAM and in-house validated methods on the rapid automated Biolumix system.

• Performs retesting of out-of-specification (OOS) results, assists with OOS investigations and OOS reports as directed by micro Supervisor.

• Performs water sampling at various ports and perform bioburden, TOC and conductivity testing.

• Performs Environmental Monitoring testing (for air and surface) per established protocol.

• Reviews water and EM test results and assists in investigation of excursions and preparation of relevant reports as directed by micro Supervisor.

• Effectively communicates testing progress or project status to Micro Supervisor.

• Documents and reports results in the appropriate notebooks, logbooks, files and databases.

• Performs formal review of peer notebooks and test results

• Prepares media used for the microbiological analysis of samples.

• Performs timely cleaning and disinfection and handling of biohazard and general wastes.

• Maintains supplies and media inventory for the micro lab in collaboration with the Lab Coordinators by creating needed Purchase Requisitions Forms and formally qualifying received media and reagents.

• Operates, maintains and ensures calibration of equipment including thermometers, analytical balances, pipettes and other related equipment used in the micro lab; notifies micro supervisor of potential issues.

• Assists with new equipment qualification/ validation projects as directed by Micro Supervisor / Manager.

• Assists in developing or revising microbiological test methods.

• Trains and mentors Associate Microbiologists and Micro Technicians

• Reviews and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as directed by Micro Supervisor

• Assists in implementing cGMP/GLP programs and procedures within the micro laboratory.

• Provides backup support to micro supervisor on day to day activities or tasks, as required.

• Performs special projects as assigned by QC manager

• Complies with cGMP, cGLP, FDA and other applicable industry regulations as well as NAI policies


• BA/BS degree in microbiology, chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related field.

• Minimum three years experience working in a microbiological lab, preferably in a regulated GMP industry

• Proficiency in aseptic technique, serial dilutions, quantitative enumeration of microorganisms, and preparation of test media.

• Experience with microbiological testing such as Bioburden and environmental monitoring

• Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.

• Effective oral and written business communication skills

• Ability to initiate and maintain QC data, documents, reports and corrective action summaries.

• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with peers and management.

• Ability to multi-task, work effectively and complete projects in a fast paced environment.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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