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Microbiology Lab Technician

Ford Heights, Illinois, US
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
  • Perform rapid test methods
  • Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria
  • Read, enter and evaluate process control samples
  • Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions
  • Weigh appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures
  • Pipette sample solution
  • Pour agar into plates or tubes
  • Prepare samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending
  • Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
  • Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required

Additional Skills & Qualifications:
  • BS degree in a science related field (preferably biology related, i.e. biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biological sciences)
  • AS degree in biology related degree + experience
  • Ability to work with food allergens
  • exposure/experience with the following:
    • sample prep
    • weighing samples
    • compositing samples
    • aseptic technique
    • plating
    • dilutions
    • lab safety
    • qualitative pathogen testing (more or less needs to be able to do math calculations)
    • must be able to work in a extremely fast paced environment
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