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Microbiologist II in Albuquerque, NM at AMRI

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

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Job Description

Microbiologist II
Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 
Summary: Prepare, collect, and test plant purified water, manufacturing raw materials, product in-process, and finished product, and perform environmental monitoring. With limited supervision, learn and perform critical laboratory techniques and complete original work. Author problem reports and participate in investigations.  This description is inclusive of EM and testing duties: actual percentages of time spent on each duty may vary based on business needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform microbiological testing (endotoxin, bioburden) for water.
  • Perform microbiological testing (endotoxin, sterility and bioburden) for raw materials, in-process materials, intermediates and final product.
  • Perform environmental monitoring of the clean rooms (under ISO and EU specifications).
  • Read, trend and report environmental, personnel, in-process, raw material, finish product and water bioburden testing results.
  • Perform microbial characterization (gram stain, catalase, oxidase, and couagulase tests)
  • Prepare and send out samples for microbiological identification
  • Maintain historical files on organisms found in classified areas; microbial identification and trending.
  • Perform line clear and line start verifications
  •  Inspection of media fills.
  • Perform other microbiological assays:
    • Sterility ( including Biological Indicator testing)
    • Growth promotion testing of all incoming media used in the microbiology   laboratory.
    • Preservative Effectiveness testing
    • Microbial Limits testing
  • QC microbiological sample receipt for internal testing, login, processing, tracking, distribution of test results, and closure.
  • Initiate OOS/OT  or Environmental Monitoring Excursion Investigations
  • Provide Support of general QC Microbiology Laboratory activities
    • Chart reading and changing
    • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
    • Maintaining supplies and inventory
    • General laboratory housekeeping
Supervisory Responsibilities:                      
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:                  
BS in life science or related field preferred or equivalent experience (2 years relevant experience = 1 year higher education; 1.5 years Pharmaceutical Experience = 1 year higher education.) 
0-2 year’s lab experience with degree or equivalent education and lab experience
Computer Skills:                      
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Other Skills and Abilities:                      
• Intermediate/advanced ability in Word, Excel, Outlook
• Advanced knowledge of scientific principles and concepts
• Strong mathematical and reasoning ability
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, and interpret and follow instructions
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Attention to detail, organization, and thorough documentation

Shift:  Standard 8

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

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AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.