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Winchester, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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

Position Summary

The Microbiologist is primarily responsible for performing complex, non-routine microbiological analyses, and therefore must be capable of recognizing the need for pathogen identification, solving microbiological system problems, and leading and completing microbial investigations related to the water system, environmental monitoring of production equipment and the air handling system. The work is "hands on" and maintains the microbial testing needed to support raw materials, finished goods and environmental monitoring for the facility. Catalent's Winchester location is the flagship US manufacturing location for large scale oral dose forms, with integrated analytical and development services. With 28 years of expertise in product development, technology transfers and commercial manufacturing, and roots in industry-leading Glatt technology.

Second Shift: Monday-Friday 3 PM-11 PM

The Role
  • Proficiency with aseptic technique, microbiology laboratory skills and general laboratory safety.
  • Perform efficient/reliable microbial testing in accordance with USP/NF/EP/JP or customer guidelines. Typical testing may include microbial water analysis, chemical water analysis, product contact surface environmental monitoring, viable/nonviable air monitoring, and raw materials and finished goods Microbial Limits Tests.
  • Maintain accurate written records of all testing performed.
  • Accurately interpret and effectively communicate microbial results and issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain microbiology lab equipment.
  • Perform peer review of microbiology testing and write up.
  • Prepare and perform microbiological validation protocols and summary reports.
  • Lead investigations involving microbiological Out of Specification results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Candidate
  • Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Biology or Chemistry (Preferred in Microbiology or Biology)
  • Work Experience - 0 to 5 years in a Microbiology Laboratory, Clinical or Chemical Manufacturing role (including internships and co-op experience).
  • Working knowledge of cGMP regulations.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical microbiology preferred.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Several Employee Resource Groups focusing on D&I
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement- Let us help you finish your degree or earn a new one!

  • Generous 401K match
  • 19 days accrued PTO + 8 paid holidays

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone's safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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