Microbiology Development

Employer
CorTech
Location
Vernon Hills, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Closes
Aug 01, 2021
Ref
2348390602
Field
Development
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Responsible for:

* Performing a variety of tasks related to microbiological testing of pharmaceutical products, raw materials, and medical devices under general direction of lead scientist or manager.
* Performing, as part of a team, routine and non-routine USP, ASTM and CLSI based microbiological testing for anti-infective and disinfectant efficacy (i.e., time-kill assay, MIC/MBC, sterility testing, microbial limits, bioburden).
* Routine laboratory maintenance, propagating bacterial cultures, preparation of general laboratory duties such as preparing media and reagents, labeling plates and tube, and re-stocking supplies.
* Works within established SOPs and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines.
* Prepares and presents data at laboratory meetings.
* Maintains adequate inventory control of media and reagents as required for laboratory operation.
* Assists in the qualification and validation of equipment and lab instruments including calibration.
* Responsible for maintaining laboratory notebooks and ensuring all documentation is performed under GDP guidelines.
* Performs other duties as assigned by management

Experience - Minimum 1 year of work experience in an industrial microbiology research and development or quality control environment, with experience in aseptic techniques preferably in a pharmaceutical or medical device product testing laboratory.

Education - BS degree in Microbiology or Biological Sciences

Skills:

* Use of basic laboratory equipment such as pipets, biological safety cabinets, pH meters, spectrometer, microscope, autoclave/sterilizers, and balances.
* Microbiological techniques: streaking for isolation, pour plating, spread plating, serial dilutions, and aseptic technique.