QC Microbiologist

Avantor, Inc.
Aurora, Ohio, US
Jul 16, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job SummarySupports laboratory instrument qualification and microbiological method validation activities in the Quality Control Laboratory. Develops and implements microbiological methods including environmental monitoring, USP Purified Water Testing and WIFI Water testing. Responsible for all microbiological aspects of the site.
- Develops and writes microbiological methods and assures microbiological validation protocols meet requirements for regulated and non-regulated products. The test methods included in scope include Bioburden, Yeast & Mold, Sterility, Endotoxin (LAL), nuclease and protease.
- Executes method validation protocols, and summarizes execution of method validation activities in a written report. Creates and writes laboratory methods for use in routine laboratory testing.
- Develop and implement an Environmental Monitoring program for the site.
- Complete the PM for Water System Monitoring and review results for trends and recommend actions where appropriate.
- Assure laboratory personnel are properly trained for microbiological activities where appropriate.
- Understands governing principles for microbiological methods, USP , USP , USP , ICH QB4, annex 4AR1, 4BR1, 4CR1, ISO 17025. USP Purified Water and USP WIFI Water systems.
- Assist with selection and purchase of laboratory instruments for the QC laboratory.
- Writes and/or executes laboratory microbiological instrument qualifications, IQ, OQ and PQ when required.
- Prepare and implements SOPs, methods, protocols and other laboratory documentation as necessary and appropriate.
- Complete microbiological work in an appropriate and timely manner to meet the needs of the protocols, customers, and company requirements.
- Work together with Operations, QA/QC, Validations, Product Design & Engineering and other relevant departments to develop microbiological strategies for new or existing products.
- Guide and direct the policy and procedures for environmental monitoring program for classified clean room areas.
- Supports or leads any necessary investigations or training in the area of microbiology.
- Proactively maintain current industry and regulatory knowledge for microbiological method validation, GMP principles and compendia methods.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
- Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology or Science related field
- 5 years of applicable experience in microbiological testing, environmental monitoring, or related experience.
- Experience in Purified and/or WIFI Water System monitoring and testing preferred.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
- Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access)
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to analyze, investigate and propose approaches to technical and regulatory issues
- Ability to design, execute and analyze microbiological validation studies
- Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks/studies
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems that may be complex in nature
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong communication skills
Typically works in a lab environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level. At times, may be exposed to a variety of different chemicals including flammables, corrosives, oxidizers and others.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.
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