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Lead Microbiology Lab *IMMEDIATE HIRE*



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By joining this pharmaceutical company, you'll be a part of a growing team with upward mobility!

• There is great leadership that is happy to jump in and help the team when needed—but simultaneously really do need/appreciate people who are able to hit the ground running. 

• They are looking for this new team to be a fresh start and a part of building a fantastic culture. 

• It's a growing company with a lot of upward mobility. 

• Every department crossed trains in order to make their workforce stronger.

• They have a lot of in-depth, hands-on training for their green workforce.

• It's a clean work environment with large labs! 

• They are growing the number of high-tech analytical instruments they have.

• Schedule: 2x2x3 rotating schedule

• Shift: 6PM-6AM

• Pay: Pay based on experience and skills. Actalent Consultant Benefits (including PTO, 6 Paid Holidays, 1.5x OverTime).

Position Summary: 

• The Microbiologist will perform Microbiological laboratory testing, technical writing, product development work, and training of fellow Microbiologists. Additionally, the Microbiologist II will assist in guidance and troubleshooting for the Microbiologist I’s and Environmental Monitoring Technicians.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Biology, or other related Life Sciences.

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a Microbiology Laboratory (preferably with experience in a GMP Pharmaceutical Manufacturing environment).

• Experience in activities pertaining to aseptic manufacturing and knowledge of how to maintain an aseptic environment.

• Experience with Microbiological technical writing.

• Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), and other regulatory requirements.

• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure with time constraints.

• Must be flexible and able to adapt to changes in task priority.

• Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently to complete tasks.


• The Microbiologist II is expected to follow all policies and procedures which include but are not limited to:

o Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)

o Work Instructions (WI)

o current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

o current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLPs). 

• Perform routine Microbiological testing/data analysis which includes, but is not limited to:

o Bioburden testing for In-Process Drug Products, Raw Materials (API), Water for Injection (WFI), City Water, and Reverse Osmosis Water (RO) to assess potential microbiological contaminants.

o Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Conductivity, and Endotoxin testing on Water for Injection (WFI) and Clean Steam samples.

• Perform sterility testing of Aseptic and Terminally Sterilized products.

• Perform Microbiological Organism Identifications to the genus and species level. 

• Perform Growth Promotion/Quality Control Testing of Microbiological media and/or materials used for Microbiological sampling and testing.

• Read plates generated from Environmental Monitoring and Microbiological Laboratory testing.

• Operate an Autoclave to perform sterilization and decontamination cycles and equipment, media, and biohazard waste. 

• Author and revise procedures, including but not limited to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WI), and Forms.

• Complete Deviations, Change Requests (CRs), and Corrective and Preventative Action Plans (CAPAs) as instructed by Microbiology Management.

• Assist with writing/executing Microbiology Method Validations.

• Review and generate reports as requested by Microbiology Management (i.e. Product Release and Data Trending). 

• Perform daily and weekly laboratory cleaning requirements.

• Disposal of hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste following applicable EHS training.

• Perform duties and responsibilities as requested by Microbiology Management.

• Perform sampling of Water for Injection (WFI), City Water, Reverse Osmosis Water (RO), and Clean Steam to support manufacturing and/or qualification activities. 

• Perform Personnel Monitoring of sterile garbed personnel.

• Perform Compressed Air and Compressed Gas sampling to support manufacturing and/or qualification activities.

• Perform Viable Air, Total Particulate Air (Non-Viable), Surface (RODAC), and Swab sampling to support manufacturing and/or qualification activities.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072

Email: jchambers@careercircle.com

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