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Pharmaceutical Microbiologist II

Rosenberg, TX
Employbridge Search Group has a client in Rosenberg, TX that is looking for a Microbiologist to join their team! This is a company with competitive salary, great benefits and opportunity for growth!

Job Duties:
  • Performs microbiological testing on raw material and finished product including USP <61> Total aerobic microbial count, Yeast and Mold, USP <62> P. aeruginosa, S. aureus, E. Coli, and Salmonella, etc. and USP <60>
  • Maintains the use of live microbiological agents and cultures
  • Performs growth promotion testing on microbiological media prepared for testing
  • Performs Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing (AET) USP <51> on finished products
  • Collects and analyzes samples for environmental monitoring of production areas and evaluate data for trends
  • Performs microbiological testing on the USP Purified Water System
  • Performs microbiological cleaning validations of production equipment as needed
  • Utilizes, maintains, and troubleshoots microbiological instrumentation such as microscope, autoclave, incubators, refrigerators, freezers, biological safety cabinet, and automated microbiological incubation system
  • Performs and documents work in compliance with SOPs, cGMP regulations and applicable laboratory safety standards
  • Authors SOP and microbiological methods
  • Performs and documents laboratory investigations as necessary
  • Reviews laboratory notebooks for accuracy and completeness
  • Performs and/or assists with equipment calibrations and qualifications
  • Assists laboratory management in training and guiding new colleagues
  • Assists laboratory management in preparation for internal, customer and agency audits
  • Assist and coordinates with laboratory management and R&D departments on new project collaborations
  • Maintains and responsible for specific areas, functions, projects, and/or instrumentation based on experience and expertise
  • Other duties as needed
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology or closely related discipline
  • 2+ years’ experience in microbiological and/or chemical laboratory; prefer 4+ years previous experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years’ experience with aseptic technique and use of microbiological test methods prefer 4+ years’ previous experience
  • Ability to follow SOPs
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and effectively perform concurrent tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Desire to work in a positive team environment

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