Microbiologist
Job Details
Corporate Headquarters - North Augusta, SC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
QA - Quality Control

QC Microbiologist

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform procurement and testing of: city and pharmaceutical grade water per USP guidelines and SOP; product for bioburden, endotoxin per USP guidelines  and SOP; stability samples per SOP; environmental monitoring sample (viable and non-viable) per USP guidelines and SOP, as scheduled (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly)
  • Support production in qualification of clean rooms and water systems.
  • Data entry for trending reports
  • Perform QC testing and release of microbiological media, reagents, and stock cultures
  • Maintenance of stock cultures
  • Use of aseptic technique for sampling and testing of all samples collected for microbiological analysis
  • Documentation of all activities per current good documentation practices as described in SOP
  • Use basic understanding of and knowledge of techniques, instrumentation and lab functions to identify problems, initiate investigations and support completion of work assignments 
  • Maintain inventory and ordering of supplies, media, reagents and stock cultures used in routine testing
  • Support test method development and qualification/validation studies
  • Assist QC/QA group with writing and editing SOPs and Test Methods
  • Must manage time well. Must be able to perform daily tasks in a timely manner – improving productivity while minimizing idle time.
  • Follow approved cGMP directions such as standard operating procedures and other instructions in support of testing and production
  • Provide backup and support for QC Micro Lab Technician
  • Must be willing to work weekends as necessary. 
  • These responsibilities may change based on the business demand and the company’s organizational needs.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must be able to work on multiple projects with minimum supervision and meet established timelines.
  • Qualified candidate should have BS in Microbiology or life sciences, 1-5 years of experience in Quality Control/cGMP environment; be familiar with USP, 21 CFR, and ICH guidelines in regards to cGMPs.
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Access are desirable.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Must be able to wear safety shores & glasses through-out the day while in designated areas. (provided by the company)
  • You must be cleared by a physician to wear a respirator throughout the day while in designated areas.
  • Must be able to work in a chemical environment.
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