Microbiologist II

Job ID 17-00171

Industry Pharma

Job Type Permanent

Location Buena, NJ

Job Summary:
The Microbiologist II will be responsible for performing routine Microbial Limits Testing and/or Method Suitability as well as media receiving and growth promotion, water testing / sampling, environmental monitoring. Also responsible for new SOPs implementation, revisions and training. Perform inventory and ordering of test materials to be used in the Microbiology Lab. Reports to Quality Control Manager and Microbiology Supervisor. This role has potential for advancement for the right individual.
Essential Responsibilities:
- Microbial Limit Testing for topical products.
- Bacterial Endotoxin Testing
- Bioburden Test
- Media Growth Promotion
- Topical and Injectable Product Microbial Method Validation
- Raw Material Microbial Method Validation
- Environmental Monitoring for non-sterile and sterile manufacturing areas
- Purified Water and Water For Injection Testing
- Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
- cGMP Compliance
- Laboratory Investigation Reports
- SOP Revisions/ Creation
- Microsoft Office



- Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related discipline and a minimum of 3 – 5 years of bench experience in a microbiology or aseptic laboratory.
- Injectable experience preferred.
- Proficient in aseptic technique.
- Write Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), Job Aids, Investigations
- Have the ability to test a large volume of work both efficiently and accurately.
- Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and meet timelines.
- Knowledge of cGMP requirements. Practical experience with document control.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work to multitask, work in many different areas of micro simultaneously, and meet timelines.
- Detail oriented and able to work on multiple projects at the same time, achieving deliverables in the allotted time.
- Collaborative working style. Demonstrates professionalism, cooperation and willingness to support team and company priorities in a fast-paced laboratory setting.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities.
- Adheres to company's standards of business conduct and company expectations.
- Good written and oral communications.
- Time flexibility to support manufacturing and laboratory needs.