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Long Creek, North Carolina, US
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May 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Our client, an industry leading company is seeking a Microbiologist to assist with day to day testing. Their product line represents the world's biggest range of additives, offering a choice on both metal-based and metal-free chemistries.

Microbiologist position that involves sample preparation, media preparation, environmental monitoring, and quality control documentation. The Microbiologist I will provide support for conducting standard and modified microbiological test, fungal tests, and exploratory microbiological studies by other tenured microbiologists.

 Conduct sample preparation in the lab for both quantitative and qualitative testing.

 Conduct media, apparatus, and equipment preparation to support sample testing.

 Conduct environmental monitoring and quality control documentation.

 Perform qualitative bacterial testing according to standard and modified protocols and report test results.

 Support conduct of standard and modified quantitative tests and fungal testing by other microbiologists.

 Conduct exploratory microbiological studies under direction of a tenured microbiologist.

 Analyze data and report results.

 Suggest, validate and implement improvements/modification to existing processes.

 Identify problems with methodology, products and materials, and report them for corrective action.

 Maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, cultures, and media related to daily product evaluation. Ensure equipment is up to date on calibrations.

 Maintain record logs for chemicals and other inventory as directed.

 Ensure proper training of newly hired employees in qualitative bacterial testing protocols.

Must be able to operate standard microbiology lab equipment (e.g. microscope, pipette, balance); independently identify (to the extent of authorization) practical and reasonable solutions in situations where only limited standardization exists; conduct and report results of qualitative tests; support quantitative and fungal testing; and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Prefer a Bachelor's degree, will take an Associate's degree (A.S.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level
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