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Junior Microbiologist

U S Pharma Lab Inc
North Brunswick, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Dec 15, 2022

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




1200 Airport Road, North Brunswick NJ


Junior Microbiologist


Quality Control

Reports to

Manager, Microbiology Laboratory

FLSA (Exempt or Non-Exempt


Role Overview

The Junior Microbiologist assists in the performing of rapid microbial testing of finished products and raw materials.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Microbial Limit test as per USP.
  • Rapid microbial testing of finished products and raw materials using Biolumix / Soleris is an additional advantage.
  • Environmental monitoring program of production and Microbiology area.
  • Media preparation &Growth promotion testing.
  • Collection and analysis of cleaning validation samples.
  • ATCC Culture identification and population verifications.
  • Recording of testing and results in appropriate logbooks and lab automation programs.
  • Performs transactions for sample entry and results recording.
  • Performs miscellaneous validation for basic microbiological methods where applicable.
  • Compiles all data obtained from testing and observations and completes report summaries.
  • Recognizes OOS or out of trend and under the direction of QC management assists in lab investigations.
  • Complies with all regulatory/ in-house requirements (may include but not be limited to safety, housekeeping, laboratory chemical waste, cGMP,GLP, documentation) when performing the assigned activity.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as needed and occasional weekends.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Other Responsibilities Including Safety:
  • Works in a safe and responsible manner to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace.
  • Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements.
  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.


Education & Qualification:
  • BS /MS in Chemistry or related scientific disciplines
  • 1 year experience in basic microbiology laboratory techniques
  • Minimum of 1-3 years QC lab work experience with industry experience in dietary supplements, food or OTC manufacturing.

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials:
  • N/A

Skills & Ability
  • Ability to maintain integrity and honesty at all times and to communicate with transparency.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Solid understanding of cGMP's and GLP and is familiar with 21 CFR Part 11
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Good documentation practices and able to write simple, clear reports
  • Meets commitments on time and practices time-management skills
  • Seeks to identify continuous improvement needs
  • Experience with Shimadzu LC2010, Nexera, GC2010, Thermo ICP-MS, Labsolution and Waters Empower Lab Software a plus.

Physical Requirements (lifting, etc.):
  • Ability to navigate office, lab, and/or plant floor working environments.
  • Uses hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects or controls, lifting to waist height and/or above shoulder height, frequent bending from the waist, or squatting, walking short distances and leaning over equipment as well as kneeling on the floor to clean under the equipment.
  • Must be able to wear all PPE including a lab coat, face mask, booties, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, and respirators.
  • On occasion may need to lift up to 20lbs

Work Environment (Office, Warehouse, temperature extremes, etc.):
  • Work is regularly performed inside a laboratory environment where temperatures can be moderate, exposure to dust, odors, noise, and fumes. The noise level is usually moderate. Employees can be exposed daily to chemicals and cleaning agents.
  • May execute up to 20% of their work at the bench level either standing or sitting on a stool.
  • Work performed in a standard office environment is without unpleasant or hazardous conditions.

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