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Supervisor, Microbiology

United, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Project Management, Biology
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Full time
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Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


The QC Microbiology Supervisor is responsible for the daily activity of a GMP compliant lab which performs various microbiological tests of raw materials, in-process, final bulk and final container product, as well as environmental monitoring samples. The supervisor is responsible for delegating daily tasks and ensuring that all tests are executed appropriately and reviewed in a timely manner. The supervisor provides hands-on training of laboratory analysts to enhance work knowledge and productivity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules.
  • Oversees microbiological (AML) and endotoxin (LAL) testing on water samples, in-process product samples, raw materials, and environmental monitoring (EM) samples.
  • Oversees sterility testing on final products and raw materials.
  • Oversees the review of test record results for accuracy and completeness and approve test record results in LIMS (i.e., final container, environmental monitoring, validation and other protocol tests).
  • Assists in the identification of analytical abnormalities and offers explanations and/or solutions where possible.
  • Maintain a quality presence to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory and industry standards.
  • Generate thorough written reports, when required, that summarize investigations performed for out-of-specification results or out-of-procedure events.
  • Participate in regulatory and internal inspections/audits including providing written responses as applicable for area of responsibility.
  • Provide guidance and hands-on training to direct reports.
  • Appraise and monitor performance of department personnel.
  • Coach, counsel, address complaints and resolve employee related issues with the collaboration of Human Resources.
  • Provide a leadership role ensuring employee health and safety.
  • Involved in interviewing/selection process of hiring or promoting department personnel.
  • Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.
  • Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.
  • Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.


    To 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or closely related scientific discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated testing laboratory is required.
  • Requires an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of microbiology, aseptic techniques, isolation and identification of molds, yeasts, and bacteria, as well as basic statistical analysis.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cGMPs, FDA regulations, and industry guidelines.
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire high performance in others and align team members around shared goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop department personnel.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.
  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Specific experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is preferred.
  • Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.


  • Ability to lift /move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods - up to four (4) hours at a time.
  • Manual dexterity to perform all job functions.
  • Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals and biological hazards.
  • Must have color perception/discrimination for inspection and/or testing.

  • *This job description is accurate at the date of publication and may change over time. It is not intended as an exhaustive description of the job. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change.

    EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

    Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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