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Lead Microbiologist

CannabizTeam Executive Search and Staffing
Albany County, New York, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Our client, an Analytical Cannabis Testing Laboratory, is seeking a Lead Laboratory Microbiologist to join their team. You will need great organizational skills, to be able to work independently with little direction, and be a team player to communicate effectively with your team.

  • Knowledge of lab applications of microbiology
  • Ability to use colony counters, incubators, autoclaves, and microscopes
  • Proficient with selective plating, aseptic techniques, gram staining, light microscopy, quantitative polymerase chain reaction techniques
  • Compliance with all New York state requirements
  • Set up and maintain molecular biology equipment
  • Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms in prescribed or developed media, controlling moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition
  • Study growth, structure, development and general characteristics of bacteria and other microorganisms
  • Examine physiological, morphological, cultural characteristics and use testing instruments to identify and classify microorganisms obtained from customer samples
  • Conduct quality control tests
  • Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed
  • Prepare test solutions, compounds or reagents for laboratory employees to conduct tests
  • Evaluate laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance
  • Write and update SOPs, technical papers and reports for processes, facilities, products, or tests
  • Maintain workflow and turn-around-time for customer samples
  • Maintain quality control of micro area and consumables
  • Create and execute method validation plans

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, or Biochemistry
  • Over 5 years of microbiology lab experience
  • Cannabis testing lab or environmental lab experience in New York State
  • Supervisory experience

COMPENSATION: $71,500 to $82,500 plus benefits

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application - all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.

CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. TEAM500
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