Analyst I, QC Microbiology

Emergent Biosolutions
Canton, Massachusetts, US
Jul 26, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Emergent BioSolutions is committed to assisting employees achieve their professional goals. Internal job postings are one of the tools available to employees at Emergent BioSolutions to assist in their career management. This enables current employees who have remained in their current position for a minimum of one year to apply for an open position.

This is a laboratory testing position with the major responsibilities being daily routine EM and Micro testing, and laboratory maintenance/upkeep tasks. Additional responsibilities involve quality systems support which includes supporting laboratory investigations as appropriate.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Expertise:
o Basic understanding of compliance/guidance/regulations pertaining to assigned area.
o Performs routine EM and Micro testing following written procedures and limited non-routine testing including validation studies with supervisory oversight.

Laboratory Support (Including Quality Systems):
o Monitor controlled temperature units.
o Receive, label, and restock reagents and supplies.
o Demonstrates proficiency in the use and maintenance of standard laboratory equipment as appropriate.
o Works with facilities/metrology to conduct and document execution of work orders to ensure GMP compliant state of labs and equipment.
o Maintains the lab and associated areas using the LEAN 5S concept.
Quality Systems:
o Follows procedures as written.
o Documents clearly and completely
o Participates in laboratory investigations, non-conformance, CAPA and change control activities as appropriate

Problem Solving:
o Works on problems of simple to moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
o Follows good microbiology laboratory practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.
o Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

Behavior/Cultural Responsibilities:
o Ownership - Actively participate in self-development (SLII, IPMP)
o Accountability - Follow through on commitments (PIL), Situational Leadership or additional accountability tools
o Detail oriented - Able to complete required tasks and associated documentation with minimal error
o Adaptability - Maintain positive attitude in a changing work environment
o Communication - Effectively communicate with all levels of manufacturing and support staff
o Actively participate in department level meetings
o Escalate issues through the proper channels
o Live the Core Values
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.

  • Bachelor degree in an applied science (preferably Microbiology).
  • 0-2 years of experience preferred, or equivalent level of skill and experience.
  • Previous experience with microbiology assays and aseptic techniques in a GMP manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with one or more microbiology techniques: membrane filtration, inoculation (broth/agar), serial dilutions, microbial identification, enumeration, environmental monitoring.
  • Personal Competencies: self-awareness, integrity, team player, innovative, and flexible.
  • An understanding of cGMP, CFR, USP, and aseptic processing guidelines is preferred.
  • Computer skills (MS Office, MS Project) or comparable word-processing and spreadsheet applications is required.
  • May require work on weekends, and nights.

If the hiring manager expresses an interest in interviewing you for the open position, you must discuss your interest in the open position with your current manager prior to an interview being scheduled.