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Microbiology Technician II

Employer
Element Materials Technology
Location
Pacheco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 29, 2021

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Overview:
Element has an opening for a Microbiologist Technician II to join our rapidly growing Life Sciences group. Elements Life Sciences group supports developers and manufacturers in the antimicrobial, food and nutraceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We provide personalized testing solutions and regulatory consulting support to validate the safety and efficacy of our clients products at every stage of development, production and market release.

Responsibilities:
Performs testing such as microbial load estimation by different methods, MIC, MBC, disinfectant studies, antimicrobial assays, bacteria and mold identification, PCR, growth promotion, water chemical analysis, endotoxin test, virology assays, SDS PAGE, BCA, Cytotoxicity assays, cell banks and collects air, surface and water samples at MQA or client facilities and other tests as needed Follows protocols and procedures as neededTravels to client facilities to collect samplesProvides lab support such as preparation of media or reagents, cleans and prepares equipment and glasswareComplies with cGMP and company policies as requiredProvides in-put and suggestions as part of the company continuous improvement processPrepare SOPs or protocols as needed

Skills / Qualifications:
A minimum of an AS Degree in microbiology or related field of study is desiredThe position level will depend on the years of experience. The Lab Tech I requires 0-1 year of pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience or experience in a microbial controlled environment, Lab Tech II 2-3 years of experience and Lab Tech III 4-5 years experienceThis position requires knowledge and hands-on experience in a microbiology lab and on several of the tests indicated aboveExperience in a GMP microbiology lab is highly desirableExcellent organizational skills along with good written and verbal communication skills in English. Excellent math skills. Proficiency in GMP's and strong computer skills. Ability to follow instructions and work as a team memberAbility to work in a clean room environment, perform repetitive movements such as typing or pipetting, lift 25 pounds, ability to count colonies with normal lab equipment, stand for long period of times and discern color#LI-AL1

Company Overview:
Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to Make tomorrow safer than today.When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement:
At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming the worlds most trusted testing partner.All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement:
Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the TIC Council), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies.Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com.
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