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Associate Scientist - Microbiology
Ref No.: 18-16712
Location: Sparks, Maryland
Job Title: Tech 1, Quality Control
Location: Sparks ,Maryland ,USA ,21152
Duration: 12 Months


1st Shift 730am-4pm
Please note the HM is looking for someone with a BS or BA in related field.
Typical degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Molecular, or related field.

Job Description
Specific duties

Responsible for Microbiology testing in peptone manufacturing, raw material products, and Final DCM testing as required.
The QM Associate Scientist is required to perform testing of various Microorganisms in a Biosafety Level II / III Laboratory with strict adherence to safety policies associated with this manner of testing.
Ability to work in a clean room environment and meet validation requirements associated with donning and doffing clean room garments.
Various duties and abilities include:
Demonstrating effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with large multifunctional teams
Responsible for Microbiology testing of prepared media as well as preparing various medias from scratch

Knowledge of Microbiology and Biochemistry as it relates to bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
Basic knowledge of Microbiology as it applies to a lab setting

Good problem solving skills with the ability to make independent decisions.
Preferred knowledge of the following industry regulations FDA (Food and Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) / QSR (Quality System Regulation), ISO (International Organization of Standardization).

Experience in handling biological or chemical samples and knowledge of GLP


Basic knowledge in a broad range of laboratory techniques
History of self motivation with a background in biological lab science
Experience in handling biological samples and knowledge of GLP
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in a team environment as well as a desire to work within a team
Capable of readily identifying and analyzing problems
Have basic analytical skills and be familiar with database and statistical software

Knowledge of lean or six-sigma tools preferred.

BS or BA in related field required. Typical degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Molecular, or related field