Sr Research Associate/Microbiologist

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Cantel Medical
Wayzata, Minnesota, US
Apr 29, 2021
May 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Senior Microbiologist role is responsible for being a technical leader within the Microbiology Department, including responsibilities for leading projects, mentoring team members, having high capabilities for technical writing and applying strong knowledge of microbiological techniques to guide product development.

  • Apply knowledge of microbiological techniques to evaluate the efficacy of germicides and infection control systems for high level disinfection as well as sterilization
  • Maintain clear and appropriate experimental test records and notebook studies
  • Execute testing as prescribed by protocols and standard operating procedures
  • Ensure testing is conducted per regulatory standards and guidance's including AAMI, AOAC, ASTM, FDA, EPA, and ISO
  • Analyze and summarize data for cross-functional review
  • Author detailed experimental protocols and reports, standard operating procedures and other controlled documented as directed
  • Assist with other laboratory projects or responsibilities as needed
  • Identify and evaluate continuous improvement opportunities and initiatives
  • Develop and validate laboratory test methods
  • Oversee product evaluation studies, review data, ensure study timelines and quality standards are met
  • Represent microbiology department as technical lead in cross-functional projects
  • Provide technical knowledge of regulatory standards as well as microbiological practices to cross-functional partners
  • Assist with development and mentorship of other team members
  • Provide technical support to sales/marketing teams, respond to customer/field questions
  • Manage root cause investigations or CAPA's as directed
  • Collaborate with other subject matter experts to author technical white papers

  • BS/BA in Biology or Microbiology with 8+ years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Master's degree Biology, Microbiology with 5+ years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work towards a timeline.
  • Proficient MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working in a regulated microbiology laboratory environment
  • Experience with medical device product testing such as bioburden, simulated use, antimicrobial assay, suspension tests

Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally as much as 50 pounds. #CB

At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. As a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that improve outcomes and help save lives. We accomplish this mission by delivering our products through the following operating units:

Medical: Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. The medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents we manufacture and distribute are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes.

Life Sciences: Water purification systems for dialysis facilities. We work with leading dialysis caregivers, delivering hemodialysis dialyzers and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products.

Dental: Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market (face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants).

Cantel employees are inspired to improve the lives of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. If you are looking for a company driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and have the passion to shape the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Join us and see why people love working here.

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