Analyst I Microbiology

Employer
Emergent Biosolutions
Location
Baltimore (Camden), US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jul 08, 2021
Ref
2245118978
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS), headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a global life sciences company that provides a diverse portfolio of specialty products and services that address public health threats. The company develops, manufactures, and commercializes medical countermeasures (MCM) against chemical and biological, (CBRN) threats, as well as explosive-related threats and existing and emerging infectious diseases (EID). In 2018, the company diversified the scope of its public health threat mandate significantly by acquiring Adapt Pharma, the maker of NARCAN® Nasal Spray for opioid overdose reversal, and PaxVax, the maker of Vivotif® and Vaxchora®, which are marketed travelers vaccines for typhoid and cholera, as well as a number of R&D programs at various stages of development.

Emergent BioSolutions continues to drive innovation and achieve significant growth YOY-growing from a company with only one product and less than $300M in revenue in 2012 to a broader base with 10 products that are now marketed or procured globally. The company is on target to exceed $1B revenues for 2019, one year ahead of plan, while advancing the founding mission to protect and enhance life. The company operates through four business units:

* VACCINES
* THERAPEUTICS
* DEVICES
* CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING

Job description:

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I. JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative microbial analyses in support of environmental monitoring, cGMP manufacturing and stability of drug products and incoming raw materials.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Perform various microbiological testing procedures as per manufacturing/Quality Control batch records, stability protocols, raw material requests for testing, etc.
* Perform environmental monitoring and utility testing of the facility.
* Performs environmental monitoring during fill operations.
* Operation of a biohazard trash autoclave.
* Perform daily checks on equipment.
* Stock the lab on a daily basis.
* Cleaning the lab and equipment.
* Prepping of materials requiring sterilization.
* Inform supervisor/manager upon observing OOS, OOL, or generation of deviations.
* Participate in validation, troubleshooting various types of equipment including proactive resolution of instrument issues.
* Write and review SOP's and Testing Standards as necessary.
* Review, analyze, interpret and report data.
* Verifies and enters approved results in laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
* Prepare disinfectant solutions, reagents, samples for analyses.
* Participate in investigations and other related studies.
* Practice Good Documentation and Laboratory Safety Procedures per the Standard Operating Procedures.
* Track time worked per project.
* Participate in and attend professional seminars, conferences and conventions.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

III. MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
* Technical/Professional Knowledge- having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
* Communication- the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
* Planning/Organizing- the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
* Safety and Security- the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly. May be required to lift items that are approximately 25lbs.
* Adaptability - maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
* Stress Tolerance- maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
Education: BS in Microbiology/Biology or related field.
Experience: Minimum of 0 - 2 years in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology with emphasis in one of the following areas: aseptic processing, QC, Microbiology, environmental monitoring, water system, quality control, validation and manufacturing processes.

IV. PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS
There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.