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QC Microbiology Scientist Group Lead

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Bothell, Washington, US
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervisory component (20%)
  • Lead and manage a team of Microbiology Analysts and sampling activities
  • Create and drive a positive, inclusive, success-oriented, high performing team
  • Track and monitor team performance using internal and external metrics
  • Implement employee development opportunities including career growth, technical growth, leadership growth, and facilitate peer-to-peer cross training
  • Identify and resolve service and personnel problems in a timely manner
  • Escalate service and personnel problems as needed
  • Timecard approvals, PTO approvals, and other related administrative tasks
  • Collaborate with and report to area leadership

Technical component (80%)
  • Performing routine environmental and water samples collection
  • Clean steam sampling
  • Compressed gas sampling
  • Supports projects / initiatives / team goals by delivering on all assigned tasks
  • Trouble shooting as related to standardized processes and procedures under direct supervision
  • Seeks opportunities for continual learning and improvement
  • Receives close and regular instruction, guidance and direction from others in the form of steps and tasks
  • Participate with test method transfers, qualifications and validations
  • Assist in drafting technical documents including test methods, validation documents, and deviations
  • Assist with the generation of SOPs related to test methods and product release
  • Perform data verification and data entry
  • Perform sample pick up/sample logging

The Ideal Candidate Would Possess
  • Experience performing environmental/water monitoring
  • Working knowledge of aseptic techniques and some understanding/knowledge on bioburden (membrane filtration) and/or endotoxin (LAL) testing
  • Knowledge of LIMS
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team-oriented setting
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, Biology, or other related degree concentration
  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry, preferably working in a quality control microbiology laboratory
  • Leadership experience, initiative, and teambuilding skills
  • Experience with cGMP
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

What We Offer
  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Bothell, Washington are encouraged to apply.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients' site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

We infuse our 55-year track record of scientific and laboratory operations expertise, as well as HR and great place to work best practices, to recruit, hire, train and manage highly qualified scientists to perform laboratory services using our client's quality systems and equipment.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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