Senior Microbiologist

Employer
Actalent
Location
Rockville, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2326444953
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
Key Responsibilities
As a Quality Control Sr Microbiologist, you will be responsible for microbiological testing (bioburden, endotoxin, growth promotion, microbial identification, etc.) to be executed to the highest quality standards for raw material, in-process and release product sample testing to ensure our products are safe for patients. In addition to lab testing, Sr Analysts are responsible for authoring and editing procedures, data review, technical project execution and technical writing including leading investigations for QC and contributing to investigations in Manufacturing, as well as training and coaching teammates.
• Completes daily assigned routine tasks timely and accurately (may include collection and/or testing of GMP samples, reporting of data, assisting other Microbiologists, general lab housekeeping)
• Paperwork completion, review, data entry, filing, etc.
• Serves on team projects (i.e. qualifications, investigation) in the role of testing support, as needed
• Responsible for completing laboratory housekeeping to ensure safety and compliance
• Identifies areas for improvement or gaps in both safety and compliance
• Effectively communicates issues/hurdles to supervisor and/or manager
• Provides training to staff both within and outside of QC Microbiology
• Generation of data reports and/or trends
• Authors SOPs and WIs, and revises them for clarity and accuracy
• Authors and reviews protocols, reports, CAPAs, DEs, LIs, etc.
• Attends cross-functional meetings as a QC Microbiology representative
• Leads and/or serves on team projects as needed
• Participate in microbial investigations.
• Is a SME for specific tasks required by the team
• Aid in developing and implementing rapid microbiology testing as part of continuous improvement
• Influence and be an advocate for microbial issues both internal and externally.
• Track and trend bioburden and endotoxin event root-causes and CAPAs to proactively identify issues and best practices.
• Influence and be an advocate for microbial issues both internal and externally.
• Develop relationships at the site and across the network to ensure success in role.
Skills:
quality control, Microbiology, Quality, GMP, Compliance, Environmental Monitoring, Validation, Water Sampling, Qualification, Audit, GPS, Clean Utility System
Top Skills Details:
quality control, Microbiology
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
• BA/BS in a scientific discipline
• 10+ years industrial experience in biopharmaceutical industry, such as Microbiology, Biology, or related field experience.
• Experience in all of areas of QC microbiology testing/sampling. Successful track record of leading projects with an intra-departmental scope
Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
• BA/BS/MS in Microbiology or Biology
About Actalent:
Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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