QC Microbiologist

R&D Partners
Los Angeles Metro Area, California, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Position Summary:

These functions include but are not limited to shipping and receiving, material stocking, material issuance, cycle counting, inventory reconciliation, chemical/biohazardous waste handling, product handling in temperature-controlled environment, general housekeeping, and maintaining accurate clerical records in a GMP-regulated environment.

Perform microbiological (AML) and endotoxin (LAL) testing on water samples, in-process product samples, raw materials, and environmental monitoring (EM) samples as directed by the laboratory supervisor or Senior Microbiologist.

Perform preparation of reagents, materials, and equipment used in microbiological testing in sterile environments, such as HEPA hoods.

Count colony forming units (CFU) on Petri plates.

Perform sterility testing on final products and raw materials.

Perform Growth Promotion and Biological Indicator testing.

Isolate and maintain pure microbial cultures from test samples.

Prepare and maintain frozen cultures of microbial isolates.

Perform various microbial identification tests (microscopy, genetic, biochemical, and/or morphological).

Maintain microbial identification database.

Compile and enter data into computer database (i.e. LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems) to be used for reporting and trending purposes.

Review test results against specifications.

Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.



Specific experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is preferred.

Related experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated testing laboratory is preferred.

Requires a basic understanding of the fundamentals of microbiology, aseptic techniques, isolation and identification of molds, yeasts, and bacteria, as well as basic statistical analysis.

Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or closely related scientific discipline is required.

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