Associate Microbiologist

Edison, New Jersey, US
May 27, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
- Review incoming submissions and determine testing requirements.
- Perform preservation efficacy (challenge) testing on cosmetic/drug products
- Prepare media, reagents and materials as needed for laboratory testing.
- Determine microbial content and identify microorganisms from products, raw materials and components.
- Independently conduct all other biological/microbiological procedures and/or in vitro alternative tests.
- Develop and update SOP's and guidelines as needed.
- Maintain records of all tests performed, methods used and final disposition according to Standard Operating Procedures.
- Support GLP's activities - media QC, air quality, water quality, incubator monitoring.
- Maintain departmental stock cultures
- Coordinate laboratory purchases.
- Interface with other departments, including product development and production QA labs. Advise them of potential problems, interpret results and when needed suggest solutions.
Knowledge, Skills and Education:
- 0-3 years of experience in cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food microbiology.
- In depth knowledge of cosmetic raw materials, formulations, microbiological test procedures, guidelines, specifications and/or experience in in vitro alternative test procedures is also needed.
- Additional expertise in FDA regulations and pharmaceutical current Good Manufacturing Practices is desired
Minimum Education Required : B.S. in Microbiology, Biology or related science
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)