Microbiology Laboratory Technician

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Employer
Sirius Technical Services
Location
Midfield, Alabama, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2295285663
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Sirius Technical Services is currently seeking candidates for Microbiology Lab Tech roles in Birmingham, AL. These are contract opportunities with a Monday - Friday 8 to 5 schedule! This position is responsible for conducting routine microbiological testing, documentation, and data analysis, of utilities, raw materials, facilities and equipment. Additionally, the microbiology technician will be responsible for upkeep of the laboratory, laboratory supplies, and other various routine laboratory tasks. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Has a sound understanding of the skills required to perform the following routine activities:
    • Environmental Monitoring - Monitoring of Classified Areas using a) active/passive air sampling methods and RODAC/swab surface sampling methods for the detection of bacteria and fungi; and b) CliMet air sampling methods for the detection of Total Particulates; trending of this data to detect anomalies, and characterize the transient and resident microflora.
    • Utilities -Testing of a) city water for total microbial count and the absence of enteric organisms; b) pre-treat water, clean steam and Water for Injection for total microbial count and presence of endotoxins; and c) nitrogen and process air for total microbial count and total particulates.
  • Utilizes classical microbiological methods for the identification of microorganisms.
  • Perform validation activities such as biological indictor recovery, bioburden rinse/swab, endotoxin rinse and endotoxin challenge vial testing.
  • Data analysis and entry into software systems such as Microbiology Information Management Systems (MIMS).
  • GMP Documentation - Document test results and conclusions in a GMP manner. Ensure test forms are complete before submission for approval.
  • Performs responsibilities in compliance with quality systems.
  • Adheres to all company safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and directives.
  • Conducts all laboratory activities in a safe manner by use of MSDS to establish chemical hazards, observes the appropriate laboratory procedures and reports all incidents that could threaten the safety of laboratory personnel

STRATEGIC FOCUS:
  • Perform responsibilities in compliance with quality systems and provide support to all manufacturing and validation activities.
  • Adhere to all company environmental, health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Conduct all laboratory and cleanroom activities in a safe manner and according to appropriate written procedures.
  • Perform microbiological assays according to USP, EU, ISO regulations and procedures and test methods.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biological sciences, or related field of study
  • Minimum 1 yr. experience in a clinical, academic, or industrial/pharmaceutical microbiology laboratories.
  • Experience in microbiological assays and testing.
  • Desired experience in environmental monitoring and trending.
  • Desired experience in the testing of utilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with spreadsheets and databases.
  • Ability to use a respirator.
  • Ability to work with microorganisms and hot liquids.
For more info or to apply, please email resumes to Ashley Overstreet at ashleyann.overstreet@siriustechnical.com!

Sirius Technical Services Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.

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