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Microbiologist

Employer
Randstad Life Sciences
Location
Canton, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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

  • Interview process, onsite from the get go, make an offer by end of the following business day.
  • Salary: $43,680 + benefits
  • Sun-Thurs 10 am to 6 pm


Microbiologist

Summary/Objective
Performs all aspects of routine and non-routine microbiological testing of food and environmental samples.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Perform microbiological analysis of food and environmental samples using conventional plating techniques as well as PCR and ELISA instrumentation.
• Identify microorganisms by microscopic examination of physiological and cultural
characteristics.
• Perform cultural confirmations for pathogens.
• Ensure accurate and complete traceability and documentation of testing activities performed, including LIMS result entry.
• Review result for accuracy and suitability prior to approval, initiating additional testing per client requests if required.
• Identify, communicate and document non-conformities with samples, instrumentation and methodologies, assisting with troubleshooting as assigned.
• When required, assist with method verification activities as directed by assigned staff.
• Perform routine and non-routine instrument maintenance and routine troubleshooting.
• Referring to LIMS, ensure client expectations for turnaround time are met, communicating with Lead Microbiologists and Supervisor on status or potential delays.
• Review of controlled documents and procedures
• For methods within area of responsibility, provide training for other laboratory staff.
• Participate in quality system activities, including maintenance of test and training records.
• Identify and assist with implementation of process improvements
• Adhere to lab safety procedures and reporting standards.
• Follow written Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.
• Other duties may be assigned to assist with the operations of the lab.

General Responsibilities
• Supports and complies with all Company policies, Quality Systems and Health & Safety programs

• Keeps work area clean, neat and organized
• Maintains training records and relevant qualifications
Competencies
• Communication Proficiency.
• Computer and MS Office Suite Navigational Skills.
• Problem solving, troubleshooting
• Process improvement
• Reliability.
• Attention to Detail.
• Flexibility.
• Confidentiality.
• Organization.

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Sciences, preferably Microbiology, plus 2 years in laboratory experience (or equivalent combination)
• Ability to distinguish colors as required for Microbiological testing.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a team.
• Positive outlook with the ability to adapt to a changing environment
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