Sr. Microbiologist job Philadelphia Pennsylvania
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Sr. Microbiologist Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8081799
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Date Posted: 10/22/2018
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: 13415

Job Description:

Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. With over $2 billion in annual revenues and 25,000 employees across 250 sites in 39 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories PSS, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Scientist, Microbiology to support our Professional Scientific Services group in the Philadelphia, PA area.

Scientist, Microbiology responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting method transfer, method qualification, method suitability testing, validation and routine testing of microbiological assays

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of new programs that govern general and microbiology specific laboratory practices, lead OOS and Alert / Action Investigations, generate deviation documentation and trend reports, and assist with audit preparation and participation

  • Creating, reviewing and revising SOP's, reports, technical documents, and attend cross-functional team meetings as a QC Microbiology representative, as well as perform peer review of microbiological data and test results from internal testing and testing performed at contract laboratories

  • Performing cGMP testing to support microbiological testing of raw materials, in-process, finished product, and stability samples and present results to functional management in a timely manner

  • Testing will include, but is not limited to: ID/gram stain testing, environmental monitoring and plate reads, gowning qualification, sterility, endotoxin, and Microbial Limits / bioburden

  • Ensuring compliance with current regulatory requirements (USP, EU, ISO, ICH and FDA guidance), good documentation practices (cGDP) and industry best practices for manufacturing (cGMP).

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience in the Biotechnology/Medical Device/Pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory industry; including hands on experience performing Microbiological tasks such as: Gram Staining, Identifications, sterility, growth promotion, endotoxin and microbial limits/bioburden testing

  • Hands on experience sampling in Clean Room environments

  • Hands on experience utilizing aseptic technique and training others in aseptic technique

  • Experience with data review and presenting results to functional management in a timely manner

  • Must have previous involvement maintaining an audit ready laboratory

  • Experience creating/revising/reviewing Microbiological SOP's, Technical Documents, Investigations, and Protocols required

  • Experience with biologic products a plus

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

* BS or MS degree in Biology/Microbiology required

  • Experience in the Biotechnology/Medical Device/Pharmaceutical/Biologics manufacturing laboratory industry

Position is full-time with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Philadelphia, PA are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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Contact Name: Eurofins Scientific, Inc. Company Type:
Company: Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

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