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Microbiologist I

Employer
Meissner Filtration Products
Location
Camarillo, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Overview:
SummarySupports production, research and development, validation and quality assurance by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following, other duties may be assigned:Utilize knowledge of asceptic techniques as required.Prepare growth media from powders following recipes. Measure and weigh ingredients, mix, sterilize, pour into containers, seal and affix identification labels.Test samples for consistency, potency, and sterility, according to standardized procedures.Adjust controls of equipment such as pumps, filters and autoclaves to obtain optimum results.Isolate and maintain cultures of significant bacteria, yeast or bacteriophage in prescribed or standard media, controlling factors such as moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition.Identify microorganisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics.Assist in the validation of filter devices by challenging filters with bacteria and other microorganisms per ASTM F838, custom and standardized procedures.Perform routine environmental monitoring of water systems and cleanrooms.Monitor and calibrate laboratory equipment.Maintain water system, e.g. change filters and resin beds as required.Perform endotoxin, bioburden and sterility testing on products.Perform compatibility, bubble point and filterability studies with products.Maintain production, test records and laboratory notebooks.Order supplies.Wash glassware as necessary for laboratory use.

Qualifications:
QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceBachelors degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Language and Communication SkillsAbility to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures. Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and customers.Computer SkillsMust be able to use MS office, Word, Excel (databases, design of data, and graphing functions), Access, etc.Mathematical SkillsAbility to apply concepts such as logs, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Reasoning AbilityAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Each employee of the Company is an at-will employee, unless specifically notified otherwise in writing. This means that the terms and conditions of employment may be changed with or without cause. It also means an employee may terminate their employment at any time, for any reason, and the Company has the same right to terminate an employees employment at any time for any reason.Meissner Filtration Products is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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