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Microbiologist

Employer
SBT Labs
Location
Long Beach, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Microbiologist will be part of a small, collaborative group, but must also be comfortable working independently in a high throughput testing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform procedures in accordance with standard methods and internal SOPs; ability to demonstrate competence in microbiological culture & qPCR techniques
  • Analyze samples consisting of a variety of matrices and cross train in sample intake and accessioning.
  • Troubleshooting and identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or reporting of test results by initiating corrective action
  • Prepare samples and required laboratory quality controls for analysis while displaying good laboratory technique to avoid cross contamination or misidentified samples.
  • Maintain a sterile work environment and undergo cleaning procedures as necessary, to ensure ongoing proper workflow.
  • Track inventory of supplies and reagents to ensure continuous workflow.
  • Research new technologies and methodologies to improve laboratory processes and techniques.
  • Must have the experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Follow decontamination protocols to maintain a sterile testing environment and apply aseptic technique to test procedures
  • Analyze and record testing results; accurately transfer results to LIMS
  • Write/generate reports for microbiology department
  • Preparation & QC of media, buffers, spiking solutions, and other reagents
  • Maintain quality control cultures and plates
  • Assist with validations/verifications of new equipment & methods for microbiology department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, or other related discipline.
  • Experience working in an FDA &/or ISO 17025 accredited laboratory (or other regulated laboratory settings) required.
  • 2-5 years of relevant industry experience (handling bacterial and fungal cultures)
  • Cannabis/pharmaceutical industry experience (a plus)
  • Ability to work both independently with little guidance, and within a collaborative group environment
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, and use of hands
  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to directions given with effective outcome
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with this position

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:
  • Health insurance

Schedule:
  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Education:
  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:
  • Laboratory experience: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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