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  • Ref: 282661
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Carlstadt, NJ
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Global Consumer Product Goods Manufacture is seeking a Senior Microbiologist to supervise the Micro Technicians. This role will be reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for all matters involving Microbiology including but not limited to testing of raw materials, finished product and testing required for various process validations.
  • Operation of incubators, autoclaves and associated equipment in a microbiological laboratory.
  • Responsible for operation of the Microbiology Lab in a Regulated site manufacturing OTC drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics.
  • Perform all administrative duties pertaining to this position.
  • Maintain, review (for accuracy) and file laboratory notebooks for Micro lab observing Good Documentation Practices. As the Senior Microbiologist, routinely issue approval for Microbiology Test results.
  • Per Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) responsible for regular review and updating of written procedures and protocols pertaining.
  • Responsible for timely alert (to QC Supervisor or QA Manager) of potential quality issues with raw materials or finished product.
  • Must possess knowledge of all day to day techniques in a Microbiology Lab (culture preparation and growing, seeding, streaking, reading plates, etc.).
  • Capable of advising QA Manager on Microbiological issues.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the company when dealing with customer complaints that may touch upon Microbiology.
  • Self-starter, hands-on professional committed to improving lab operations in support of production, processes, and quality. Ability to work in a high-volume laboratory in a manufacturing plant and supervise one technician.


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Microbiology, MS preferred.

Experience & Skills Required

  • 5-7 years of relevant test experience in a Microbiology Lab within a regulated industry (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Food etc.).
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems involving Microbiological testing.
  • Must be experienced in Microbiological assays of antibiotics and bio-burden testing.
  • Knowledgeable of USP Test Methods particularly USP <61>, <62> (TAPC, Y/M and Specific Organism tests).