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Microbiologist

  • Location :
    Le Sueur, MN

  • Employment Type :
    Full-time

  • Experience :
    1 - 5 years

Job Description 

The purpose of the position is to perform environmental monitoring, antibiotic assay analysis, sterility testing, microbial limit testing, and microbial identification to support Production needs in a non-sterile pharmaceutical company. The person will complete these tasks within cGMP and company policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Receive and log into the laboratory all samples required for microbiological support.
  • Media preparation and growth promotion.
  • Environmental monitoring of production areas.
  • Perform antibiotic assay analysis for raw materials, finished product, and stability samples.
  • Perform out-of-specification investigations and all required documentation per cGMPs and company procedures.
  • Support Continuous Improvement program throughout the company.
  • Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain instrument used in the laboratory, such as UV-VIS, autoclave, and TOC analyzer.
  • Interface with FDA compliance officers during facility inspections.
  • Review and revise procedures as required to ensure compliance.
  • Accurately document all data in compliance with GMP.
  • Develop and validate testing methods used in routine analysis of incoming raw materials and finished products.
  • Provide technical support in the area of microbiology to the Manufacturing and Validation departments.
  • Water sampling and testing as per the schedule.
  • Assist in writing validation protocols, project reports, updating laboratory documentation, SOPs, and test methods.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

Experience

Essential

  • 1-5 years of microbiology experience.
  • Practical experience with GMPs within a regulated environment.

Desirable

  • Preferably experience in an FDA, Canadian Health, and or EU regulated Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in related science field.

Technical

Essential

  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting of autoclaves and TOC analyzers.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with internal departments.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Good written skills.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of USP methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement programs

Behavioral

  • Highly motivated and self- directed capable of multi- tasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical thinker.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

Language

  • English

Current Openings

About Bimeda

With half a century’s experience in the manufacture, distribution and marketing of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products, Bimeda is a well-established global presence in the vet-pharma industry. Since our founding, in Ireland, in the mid-1960s, the company’s impressive growth has helped us achieve a truly global footprint that now stretches over 75 countries and across 6 continents. 

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