Softworld Inc
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

Title: Microbiologist
Seeking a highly skilled scientist with a demonstrated track record of applying knowledge to the introduction of innovative solutions in the area of microbiology testing. This is an exciting and unique role where the applicant will have the opportunity to evaluate novel microbiology methods for testing chemical and biological products. The successful applicant will focus on the development and validation of transformational microbiology methodologies, driving execution of proof of concept studies, validation and implementation into biological and pharmaceutical products and processes.


BSc in Microbiology or a related subject.
An understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of Pharmaceutical Microbiology (knowledge of rapid/alternative methodologies an advantage)
REVISED to read: Demonstrated hands-on and/or practical experience in microbiological analysis of pharmaceutical products, including sterility, bioburden, microbial limits and bacterial endotoxins testing, and environmental monitoring.
Able to provide original thinking for microbiology methodology development, with particular focus on novel on line and off line microbiology testing.
Experience with GMP laboratory operations and FDA regulations
Strong team working skills, able to effectively work across interdisciplinary groups
Capacity to think innovatively and flexibly, comfortable with complexity
Strong desire to learn/scientific curiosity, with cross functional learning agility
Good organizational skills and ability to multi task
Excellent verbal and written communication

DESIRED (preferred) SKILLS:

Experience with molecular techniques such as qPCR and NexGen sequencing.
Experience in microbiology method development/validation in pharmaceutical products.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical environmental and manufacturing microbiology.


Seek rapid/alternative microbiological technologies for microbiological tests (such automated colony counters and rapid bioburden, sterility, mycoplasma and adventitious viral agent assays).
Review the technologies and advise on their feasibility.
Design and execute proof of concept studies for new rapid microbiology technologies.
Execute method development and GMP validation for the rapid methods.
Provide validation and testing data for the new method for internal advocacy and external regulatory submission.
Maintain training records and familiarity with applicable SOPs and controlled documents
Work to GMP standards as appropriate.
Follow safe Laboratory Practices, regular safety training, and maintain accurate and complete safety records consistent with company policy and legal requirements

THIRD PARTY AGENCIES, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND RECRUITERS NEED NOT APPLY. Applicants received from firms will not be considered. Subcontracting is not available for this position.

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