Microbiology Analyst

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Thompsons Station, Tennessee, US
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
· To perform microbiological assays in the Regional Analytical Laboratory in support of Client Petcare, and Food. The associate will be responsible for internal lab operational programs including lab safety, chemical hygiene, and quality programs. The role also requires compliance with Client Global Laboratory Quality Standards and ISO 17025.

· Skilled expertise and diligence in aseptic techniques.

· Prepare cell culture media according to laboratory quality standards.

· Ensure cultural media and reagents are available for scheduled and unplanned microbiological analyses.

· Perform QC media assurance according to laboratory quality standards.

· Operate and manage decontamination of laboratory waste safely

· Ensure sterilization and quality of laboratory equipment and tools necessary to operations.

· Schedule preventative maintenance/calibration of lab equipment and instruments and maintain equipment logs.

· Deliver true accurate results in a timely manner.

· Technical knowledge and expertise in the use of microbiological culture and molecular techniques.

· Skilled in sample preparation, homogenization and serial dilutions.

· Maintains documentation of microbiological results and testing traceability in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

· Work as a team player including open and honest communication, respecting confidentiality with any laboratory information.

· Maintain and align documentation and records according to Regional Lab Quality Management System standards.

Context and Scope:

· The Microbiology Laboratory conducts microbiological analyses on but not limited to raw materials, environmental samples, stability samples, finished products. This role is also responsible for developing programs in support of product development, stability, food quality and safety and other business functions.

Physical Requirements (US Only)

· Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Job Requirements:


· Bachelor's degree in microbiology or related science (natural or food sciences).

· 2 or more years' experience with microbiological analyses in food or related industries (advanced education may partially substitute for required experience).

· Masters the key scientific principles associated with Microbiological assays.

· Understanding of microbiological testing techniques including FDA BAM testing methodologies.

· Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety, chemicals management and chemical hygiene plans.

· Demonstrated experience and skill with Spreadsheet software (MS Excel preferred), Word, ELN, and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

· Excellent organizational skills to adapt to fluctuating workloads while maintaining attention to detail.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as a member of a team.

· Flexibility to changing priorities and timelines.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience working in a production lab environment.

· Working knowledge of ISO 17025 standard

· Experience with LIMS and ELN.

As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.

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