Scientist 1, Microbiology Development 10 days ago
Location: Vernon Hills, IL, USA
Job Code: 1031647
Mandatory / Primary Skills:
BS degree in Microbiology/Life Sciences with 3+ years of relevant research experience, preferably in the industrial microbiology, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
Job Description Summary:
Person in this role demonstrates advanced knowledge of Industrial Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences related standard scientific method and techniques.
Takes responsibilities for Microbiology and Life-sciences related disciplines performing basic and applied research to provide innovative solutions for reducing hospital acquired infections and improving the quality of health care. Has an understanding and hand-on experience with new drug product selection and evaluation indicated for infection prevention in community and hospital settings. Under minimal supervision applies scientific knowledge and skills to research and development projects, and assist in gathering information from multiple sources.
The candidate will be placed in Scientist-1 or -2 position based on past experiences relevant to the job description,
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs routine and non-routine microbiological testing following USP, ASTM and CLSI based methods and assays for antiseptics and antimicrobials.
Applies knowledge of advanced microbiological techniques and good laboratory practices on daily basis.
Writes and revises SOPs, methods, protocols, and reports.
Participate in project team meetings and product design reviews.
Applies knowledge and skills to complete own work and develops competence in own area by performing routine work side-by-side with junior staff.
Ensure testing is performed accurately and in compliance with cGMP procedures, established regulatory requirements, SOPs, and other approved test methods.
Perform Lab investigations as needed. Implement corrective actions as applicable
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work with associates with varied level of education and training
A strong Team Player
Ability to identify problems and escalate accordingly
Ability to provide feedback and to communicate with transparency
Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance
Coordinate, organize and assign daily activities of team member and junior associates
Executes against established guidelines and common procedures and policies
Ability to effectively manage occasional high-stress situations
Demonstrated flexibility during ambiguous situations
Education and Experience:
Requires a minimum of BS degree in Microbiology/Life Sciences with 3+ years of relevant research experience, preferably in the industrial microbiology, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
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