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Associate Microbiologist

Ascent Services Group
North Haven, Connecticut, US
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position: Associate Microbiologist
Type: 2+ Years Contract on Site
Location: North Haven, CT
Top 3 skills:
1. Aseptic technique and pipetting
2. Wet lab experience
3. Team-oriented

The Associate Microbiologist position is an entry level, laboratory-based position whose major purpose is to support the North Haven Laboratory Services (NHLS). To prepare all media that is needed for testing, to keep the laboratory stocked with supplies, to keep all dishware cleaned in a timely fashion and to sterilize all instrumentation used in laboratory. The Associate Microbiologist will also conduct various testing such as direct product testing and environmental monitoring. The North Haven Laboratory Services Department located in Connecticut directly supports manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • Education: Minimum 4 year University/College Degree Experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous wet lab work experience required.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and become qualified to perform laboratory tasks through on the job training from team leader.
  • Prepare various types of media for laboratory usage.
  • Once certified, test products and waters for endotoxin levels, TOC levels and microbial growth, perform biological indicator testing, environmental monitoring; which includes compressed air testing, bioburden testing, microbial identification for positive test results, and sterility testing.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual testing (Gowning water, HEPA, Lab / Safety audit, etc.).
  • Document gauge readings and environmental trend reviews for manufacturing areas and testing rooms within the laboratory.
  • Collect water samples from manufacturing areas.
  • Perform washroom duties, which entail emptying the contents of glassware, blenders, etc. of contents and to wash them via laboratory dishwasher.
  • Daily maintenance of laboratory organization and cleaning in the washroom, stock room, and other laboratory areas.
  • Assist with inventory of depyrogenated supplies by wrapping instruments and other items associated to bacterial endotoxin testing.
  • Utilize the depyrogenating oven, autoclaves, and other equipment in the laboratory for the sterilization of instruments, glassware, gowns, and microbiological trash.
  • Perform regular cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory incubators.
  • Monitor, drain, and clean laboratory water baths.
  • Catalog and dispose of scrap product and testing samples.
  • Aid the other Microbiologists as needed.
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