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Scientist 2 Microbiologist

Grand Central, New York, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
We are looking to fill a Scientist 2 position working as a full-time employee of ExecuPharm / Parexel FSP on long-term assignment onsite at one of our clients in Rahway, NJ. This position offers full benefits, sick time, 401K, paid holidays, and paid time off. If interested, please send an electronic copy of your resume to . This position does not offer any sponsorship.
Bachelor's degree required; concentration in a scientific or applied discipline strongly preferred
A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a related role required (occasional overtime)
Required Skills and Experience
Solid microbiology foundation with experience in performing product testing
Proven technical writing skills (SOPs, protocols)
Desired Skills and Experience
Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries preferred
Experience with environmental monitoring and water testing preferred
Analyze samples and compile meaningful data
Perform Investigations and prepare/respond to CAPA
Review, revise Test Procedures/Standard Operating Procedures
Ad Hoc work
MICROBIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES Include (but not limited to):
Receive, verify & Log in samples
Return templates and shipping paperwork when and where appropriate
Compile and trend data
Prepare and ship materials offsite for ID/testing (when applicable)
Environmental monitoring
Stock culture management and quality control of same
Biological indicator management
Bioburden testing
Water sampling
Microbiological media management and quality control of same
Sterilization activities
Research experiments as deemed appropriate by Merck management
Method Validation/Qualification
Execute "Before-Use" calibrations prior to performing testing
Review calibration data within the ELN
Prepare and submit equipment for calibrations (offsite or onsite)
Complete calibration/PM paperwork
PROCAL Entries
Prepare GMP documentation as requested by management
Perform laboratory sanitizations and ensure cleanliness of laboratory workspace
Perform equipment sanitizations (incubators / hoods / refrigerators)
Purchase supplies (GMP)
Prepare and send documents to Records Center
Initiate, facilitate, and perform Investigations and NOEs (Notice of Event-NOE) for Environmental samples [NOE for Microbiological Environment Event (MEN)]
Inform management of non-conforming events
Participate in audits (Regulatory, In-house, Corporate)
Participate in self-inspections and safety inspections
Retrieve data when requested by Microbiology management
Complete assigned training when required
Ensure training is complete prior to performing tasks
This position requires an average of four hours per week (16 hours per month) beyond the standard 40-hour week. Compensation for this is built into the salary.
This role may be subject to government and/or customer requirements regarding vaccination against COVID-19 that are more stringent than Parexel policy. Accordingly, successful applicants may need to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption. Employment is contingent on disclosure of your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if relevant, proof of vaccination.
About ExecuPharm
ExecuPharm is the North American clinical operations business within Parexel FSP, which includes the CMC Operations group. We provide pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies with qualified and talented technical professionals to support the development and delivery of new therapies.
For results-driven and caring individuals who want to make a meaningful difference in the world, Parexel is trusted by life sciences companies to meet their long-term staffing needs for scientists and engineers and related professionals in discovery and development of novel therapies, keeping patients at the center of everything we do, and where an inclusive community helps you be your best, transforming any career into a life-changing achievement.
Come join us! This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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