Associate Microbiologist-Sterilization

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Employer
Actalent
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 18, 2021
Closes
Aug 01, 2021
Ref
2324539807
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
To prepare media that is needed for testing, to keep the laboratory stocked with supplies, to keep all dishware cleaned in a timely fashion and to sterilize all instrumentation used in laboratory. The Associate Microbiologist will also conduct various testing such as direct product testing and environmental monitoring. The MOLS Microbiology Laboratory, located in Fridley, Minnesota directly supports manufacturing locations worldwide. The Associate Microbiologist works both as an individual and as part of a team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and become qualified to perform laboratory tasks through on the job training from team leader.
- To prepare various types of media for laboratory usage.
- Once certified, test products and waters for endotoxin levels, TOC levels and microbial growth, perform biological indicator testing, environmental monitoring; which includes compressed air testing, bioburden testing, microbial identification for positive test results, and sterility testing.
- Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual testing
- Document gauge readings and environmental trend reviews for manufacturing areas and testing rooms within the laboratory.
- Collect water samples from manufacturing areas.
- Perform washroom duties, which entail emptying the contents of glassware, blenders, etc. of contents and to wash them via laboratory dishwasher.
- Daily maintenance of laboratory organization and cleaning in the wash room, stock room, and other laboratory areas.
- Assist with inventory of depyrogenated supplies by wrapping instruments and other items associated to bacterial endotoxin testing.
- Utilize the depyrogenating oven, autoclaves, and other equipment in the laboratory for the sterilization of instruments, glassware, gowns, and microbiological trash.
- Perform regular cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory incubators.
- Monitor, drain, and clean laboratory water baths.
- Catalog and dispose of scrap product and testing samples.
- Provide assistance to the other Microbiologists as needed.
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- Education: Minimum 4 year University/College Degree
- Experience: Minimum 2 years of previous wet lab work experience required.
- Skills/Qualifications: Proficiency with aseptic technique and pipetting. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required.
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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