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Microbiologist

Employer
SGS North America
Location
Fairfield, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description
Microbiologist Team Lead - SGS North America, Inc., Fairfield, New Jersey. Monitoring production in the Microbiology laboratory, ensuring staff is trained to achieve SGS testing standards with a focus on quality and turnaround time; Assuring the prompt resolution of all client complaints and promptly completing all investigations for OOS (Out of Specification) results or unusual occurrences. Responding to corrective action requests generated by external/internal audits; Assuming study director responsibilities, when required, for all routine testing as well as certain advanced or specialized studies as requested by clients. Duties may include test scheduling, test preparation, proper application of test method(s), data collection, data review, and approval of final report of analysis; Conducting microbiological analyses of laboratory samples in a GMP laboratory in accordance with USP, EP, ASTM, AOAC, FDA, EPA procedures, procedures supplied by clients, and other non-routine procedures as encountered by using knowledge of technical references and documenting data in notebooks and Laboratory Information Management Systems ("LIMS"); Isolating bacteria recovered on client samples to perform a wide range of supplemental bacterial testing including, but not limited to: oxidase tests, catalase tests, coagulase tests, gram stain, bacterial/yeast/mold identifications; and using results to determine sources of client manufacturing contaminations and classifying growth as harmful or infectious; Scheduling analyses for laboratory staff in the Microbial Limits department so that completion deadlines are met with a keen eye on ensuring that all such analyses are conducted thoroughly and thoughtfully; Performing laboratory quality assurance tasks, including but not limited to: laboratory area monitoring, media qualification, incubator temperature mapping and upkeep, instrument and equipment calibration, and maintenance and sterilization procedures; Writing Biological Reactivity in-vitro technical reports in accordance with SGS reporting policy and relaying pertinent data and recommendations to clients based on testing results; Utilizing knowledge of antibiotics and various types of pharmaceutical samples to develop test methods based on bacterial resistance, sample properties and makeup, and test sample manipulation in order to acquire proper microbial recovery that will satisfy SGS, USP and client test scope requirements; Providing staff members with a periodic review of their work, outlining strengths, weaknesses, and setting goals; Ensuring equipment maintenance and calibration performed within the department meets the calibration/maintenance schedule; Taking a lead role in validating new equipment or testing procedures; Regularly attending meetings and seminars to stay current with industry practice.

Qualifications
Must have Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology or related field plus four (4) years of experience in the job offered or related occupation. Experience must include: four (4) years of experience with conducting microbiological analyses of laboratory samples in a GMP laboratory in accordance with USP, EP, ASTM, AOAC, FDA, EPA procedures, procedures supplied by clients, and other non-routine procedures as encountered by using knowledge of technical references and documenting data in notebooks and Laboratory Information Management Systems ("LIMS"); four (4) years of experience with Isolating bacteria recovered on client samples to perform a wide range of supplemental bacterial testing including, but not limited to: oxidase tests, catalase tests, coagulase tests, gram stain, bacterial/yeast/mold identifications; and using results to determine sources of client manufacturing contaminations and classifying growth as harmful or infectious; four (4) years of experience with performing laboratory quality assurance tasks, including but not limited to: laboratory area monitoring, media qualification, incubator temperature mapping and upkeep, instrument and equipment calibration, and maintenance and sterilization procedures; four (4) years of experience with scheduling analyses for laboratory staff in the Microbial Limits department so that completion deadlines are met with a keen eye on ensuring that all such analyses are conducted thoroughly and thoughtfully; four (4) years of experience with writing Biological Reactivity in-vitro technical reports in accordance with SGS reporting policy and relaying pertinent data and recommendations to clients based on testing results; four (4) years of experience with utilizing knowledge of antibiotics and various types of pharmaceutical samples to develop test methods based on bacterial resistance, sample properties and makeup, and test sample manipulation in order to acquire proper microbial recovery that will satisfy SGS, USP and client test scope requirements; four (4) years of experience with preparing media, chemical reagents and microorganisms, as well as performing the necessary quality control identifications and classifications, required to conduct microbiological analyses in the laboratory; and four (4) years of experience with applying microbiological laboratory aseptic techniques, good housekeeping, and disinfection per company laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.

Additional Information
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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