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Harleysville, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
$1,000 Sign on Bonus!

*Sign on bonus only applies to Accupac Direct Hires. Awarded after 6 months of employment. Cannot currently be an Accupac employee or have been employed by Accupac from 5/7/2020-5/7/2021. Promotion ends 9/1/2022

Shift: 2nd - will be eligible for shift differential.

Days/ Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 3PM-12AM (hours can be negotiable)

Basic Job Functions:

Responsible to perform routine microbiological testing of raw materials, bulks and finished products per customer supplied or compendia test methods.

Essential Functions of the Job:

· Associate Microbiologist I & II:

· Perform routine laboratory tasks based on current standard operating procedures.

· Maintain neat and accurate documentation in logbooks, assay reports and protocols in acceptance with current GMP requirements.

· Prepare and sterilize media.

· Perform growth promotion and sterility testing of media prepared and purchased, including quantification and evaluation.

· Perform swab sampling on sanitized equipment.

· Perform viable environmental sampling of facilities.

· Maintain inventory of lab supplies.

· Safe handling of viable pathogenic bacteria strains including Gram staining and identification.

· Understanding of proper aseptic technique and processes.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

· Associate Microbiologist II:

· Train new personnel in customer and compendia test methods.

· Interact as liaison with outside departments.

· Cover for Lab supervisor.

· Hold shift change meetings to communicate relevant information of the day.

· Involvement in the Plant Hygiene Program.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements of the Job:

· Ability to multitask

· Ability to work independently

· Ability to effectively interact with co-workers

· Possess thorough understanding of laboratory safety.

· Fluency in written and spoken English.

· Ability to use good judgment and common sense to evaluate information

· Able to understand basic computer skills and programs

Physical Requirements:

· Lift or carry up to 40 pounds

· Climb step stools and maintain balance

· Color vision

· Bending/stooping

· Prolonged sitting or standing

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Travel: None

Education and/or Experience:

· Associate Microbiologist I: must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related science field preferred with coursework in Microbiology.

· Associate Microbiologist II: must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related science field preferred with coursework in Microbiology. Minimum of 2 years of hands on experience in a Micro Lab.

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