Microbiologist I - Plymouth, MN

Employer
Abbott
Location
Plymouth, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 30, 2021
Ref
2345543074
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
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WHAT YOU'LL DO
Provides Microbiological Support
- Record review of routine microbiological test results
- Technical support for facility issues in the areas of sterilization, environmental monitoring, and microbiological methods.
- Conduct routine out of specification investigations.
- Perform data analysis of sterilization processes.
- Develop and execute controlled access environment, deionized water and compressed air qualifications
- Assess manufacturing process changes for microbial impact
Documentation
- Ensures correct documentation linkage flow for microbiologically related documents.
- Writes new or updates current microbiologically related documents.
- Complete environmental disturbance reports
- Complete LAL risk assessments
- Complete annual controlled access environment reports
- Maintains understanding of applicable standards and applies them to qualifications and test methods.
- Writes protocols and reports for qualifications for sterilization and microbiological test methods.
- Writes appropriate validation protocols; performs or oversees validations for new technologies, equipment, and/or test methods; creates documentation for implementation.
Technical Training
- Provides training to laboratory technicians on new equipment or new test procedures.
- Provides training in the areas of sterilization validation and sterilization processes.
- Other Projects as Directed by Department Manager.
- Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
- Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
- Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Required
- Four year degree in microbiology or related science, or a four year degree and work in the field of microbiology.
- Two to three years in a medical device, medical, pharmaceutical, food industry, or related industry (FDA controlled).
- Two to three years in microbiology and/or sterilization
- Able to work with minimal supervision and ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
- Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
- Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
- Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
- Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
- Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
- Ability to travel approximately 5-10%, including internationally.
Preferred
- Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
· Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
· Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
· Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
· Paid time off
· 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
· The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:? www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com