Microbiologist I/II

  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Job type
  • Salary
  • Category
    Medical & Science - Laboratory

The Microbiologist duties and functions include the testing and quality assurance of materials and/or products.

Essential Responsibilities

• Perform routine testing on samples in a timely manner with some supervision; record results, track and meet assigned testing deadlines
• Record, report and investigate unexpected test results with some supervision
• Perform maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of assigned equipment and systems in order to meet testing deadlines; ensure all equipment and systems are operating within established calibration guidelines; notify manager promptly of calibration failures and repair needs
• Ensure compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), ensure that SOPs are accurate, up-to-date and parallel all required regulatory documents
• Participate in cross technology educational program within the laboratory to learn all laboratory functions
• Maintain familiarity with use of all applicable equipment, systems and procedures (SOPs)
• Stay abreast of current technology and instruments, with emphasis on microorganisms, equipment and system troubleshooting, and microbiology/taxonomy issues
• Provide technical assistance and back-up support in all laboratory work stations as required
• Maintain current and accurate documentation
• Write, revise and review SOPs in a timely manner as required
• Comply with Company policies and all applicable SOPs
• Assist with laboratory compliance audits and laboratory safety audits
• Maintain clean, orderly and safe laboratory work area
• Assist with special projects as assigned


• Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Biology, including at least 12 semester hours of hands on laboratory courses in microbiology and/or chemistry required
• Two years of pharmaceutical/biochemical QC laboratory experience
• Demonstrated experience in a microbiology laboratory (Q.C., pharmaceutical, biotech or clinical lab experience preferred), where one or more of the following functions was successfully performed: sterility testing, endotoxin testing, antibiotic assays, environmental monitoring, microbial identification and/or microbial limit testing (MLT)
• Excellent analytical, decision making and interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge and understanding of microbiology principles and methods and the ability to communicate this information to others
• Ability to solve routine laboratory issues/problems
• Physical dexterity to accurately and precisely perform testing
• Ability to read, understand and comply with Company policies and SOPs, including safety rules and regulations
• Entry level computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

If you are interested in this QC Lab Tech job in San Diego, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Adecco Medical and Science go to www.adeccousa.com. If you have questions about the position or would like more information please contact William Mudge at 858-812-2600 or by email at william.mudge@adeccona.com

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