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Microbiology Analyst

Agawam, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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At Cambrex, it's our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We're committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!

Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal - to improve the quality of life for our customers' patients across the world.


Microbiology Analysts of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. The Agawam site is the microbiology center of excellence for the Cambrex organization. Microbiology Analysts are responsible for a variety of daily Microbiology laboratory operations to meet established testing requirements and turnaround time commitments to our medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers.


As a Microbiology Analyst, you will:

Apply a variety of microbiological techniques to testing as assigned; including but not limited to pour-plating, membrane filtration, dilutions, basic staining, growth promotion testing, plate enumeration, and morphological assessment

Perform testing per written instruction on a variety of internal and client sample types for a variety of tests (i.e.: Bioburden, Sterility, Endotoxin, Mycoplasma, Cytotoxicity, Antibiotic Assays, Microbial Identification via MALDI-TOF or genetic analysis, etc.)

Experienced analysts provide expertise in the design of custom microbiological studies

Execute method validation / suitability studies on a variety of tests and/or samples.

Adequately document all lab testing performed to GDP standards

Adhere to cGMP rules and regulations as well as applicable written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical guidance documents as they apply to the site.

Experienced analysts draft protocols, test methods, reports, SOPs and other technical documents

Communicate and interact appropriately and effectively will clients

Assist the quality department with investigations and audits

Experienced analysts stay abreast of industry trends and current technology, design and implement process improvements, recommend strategic investments in equipment, and train other analysts to current standards

Maintain an orderly and safe working environment


Education & Experience

Associate's degree in a life science or related field with 3+ years of laboratory (industry) experience (or equivalent).

Bachelor's Degree in a life science or related field with 1+ years laboratory (industry) experience.

Master's degree in a life science or related field

Required Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities


Familiarity in USP/EP/JP and AAMI/ISO guidelines

Well-developed aseptic techniques

Skills and Abilities

Strong attention to detail

Positive attitude

Effective communication skills

Work efficiently to maintain timelines for projects and testing

Work as part of a team

Willingness to learn new tests and skills

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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