Aseptically performs microbiology sampling, plating, and testing of samples daily.
Conducts microbiological qualitative or quantitative analyses by meticulously following all SOP's and laboratory methods.
Check and record temperature of all refrigerators, freezers, and water baths in the Microbiology department.
Verify calibration of the top load balance used to weigh samples.
Maintain proper record keeping for media preparation, the autoclaves, and pH.
Demonstrates proficiency in all microbiological tests that are assigned to a Laboratory Associate including submitting accurate and timely results based on the analysis.
Identifies and communicates results that require escalation with Supervisor.
Assists in maintaining quality system records.
Inspect, calibrate, clean, and sterilize laboratory equipment and instruments.
Participates in special projects as assigned by the Department Manager.
Provides technical support or assistance within the Microbiology Department and works effectively with other departments.
Maintains a clean and sterilized laboratory environment.
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in the sciences; biology, microbiology, or related science degree.
Previous experience in Microbiology laboratory and understanding of basic microbiological principles- can be from undergraduate labs.
Team player and willing to help others until work for the day is complete.
Willing to help with general lab cleaning and maintenance as needed.
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