Intern, Microbiology

Tolmar Inc
Windsor, Colorado, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
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Do you want to learn new skills, explore pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, network with experts and build a resume that opens doors? Join us to launch your career. We'll support you with training, employee connections, and our shared vision for specialty pharmaceuticals.

Tolmar, Inc. is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company based in Colorado that develops, manufactures, and globally distributes branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals in the areas of urology, oncology, and dermatology. Tolmar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialty injectable products such as ELIGARDĀ® and FENSOLVIĀ®, not to mention our extensive line of generic prescription dermatologic applications.

Passion guides our commitment to providing the highest level of support to the health care providers and patients within the disease states that our products treat. Our highly experienced, commercial leadership team and specialty sales force embody dedication with purpose. Tolmar is dedicated to advancing our pipeline of products and expanding our portfolio to serve important patient medical needs.

About Microbiology

Quality Control is an essential function of the Pharmaceutical industry. Drug manufacturers must thoroughly test materials, processes, equipment, techniques, environments and personnel to ensure their final products are consistent, safe, effective and predictable. The Tolmar Microbiology team is a part of the Quality team and is responsible for monitoring environments, equipment, and materials to ensure they meet purity specifications.

Proposed Work Description

The nature of business is that priorities can shift according to the needs of the company/department. Therefore, the work described below is a sampling of the kinds of work we expect this position to entail:
  • Environmental monitoring reads, data entry/review;
  • WFI and purified water sampling;
  • Preparation of media;
  • Quality control of purchased media;
  • Autoclave of lab supplies for testing;
  • Records retention processes;
  • General laboratory maintenance at various Tolmar laboratory locations in Fort Collins and Windsor;
  • Assist Microbiologists with testing;
  • Subculturing of Quality Control organisms.
  • Transportation of samples; and
  • Assist with projects (EPSS, Contamination Control, Training).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory principles and procedures.
  • An interest in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Effective organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook).

Core Values

The Microbiology Intern is expected to operate within the framework of Tolmar's Core Values:
  • Consistently operate with the highest standards of ethics and compliance.
  • Take ownership of your actions, success and setbacks.
  • Respect each other and understand that honest collaboration is at the heart of our company success.
  • Go the extra mile to make things happen.
  • Be committed to all we do and the patients we serve.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm.
  • Strive to learn about and understand the needs of customers and patients, and take action with great speed and efficiency no matter the task.

Education & Experience
  • Pursuing college- or graduate-level degree in a related scientific field (i.e. biology, microbiology, molecular biology, etc.)
  • Have completed a microbiology course with a lab
  • Have achieved an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

Compensation & Benefits
  • Rate: $15.00/hour

Working Conditions
  • Work is performed primarily in a laboratory environment but could include office, clean room, or production floor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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