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Quality Control Microbiologist, 3rd Shift in Burlington, MA at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Job Description

Microbiologist in Burlington, MA

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Quality Control Microbiologist performs quality activities in support of product production and releases.  The QC Microbiologist performs a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by conducting testing, trending and reporting results.    

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

In this role, you will:

Other duties may be assigned

•             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:

o             Sterility ( including Biological Indicator testing)

o             Growth promotion testing of all incoming media used in the microbiology   laboratory.

o             Preservative Effectiveness testing

o             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

o             Chart reading and changing

•                            Equipment cleaning and maintenance

o             Maintaining supplies and inventory

o             General laboratory housekeeping


Job Requirements

Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline required; microbiology strongly preferred

Relevant Work Experience:  1-3 years’ industry experience in a GMP,GLP, or pharmaceutical clean room environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•         Knowledgeable in FDA cGMPs (21 CFR 211); ISO 9001, 13485 and 17025 a plus.

•         Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize/multitask

•         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (excel)


All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.



Shift:  Third Shift

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.

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.