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Quality Control, Microbiologist

Company: Discover International
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

*Position Summary* The QC Microbiologist Contractor is responsible for compendial and rapid microbiology laboratory methods, serves as the technical lead for evaluation, validation, and implementation of new microbiology methods and EM program. This individual will work closely with functional technical operation teams supporting the organizational vision. This role is based in Santa Monica, CA and reports to Director of Quality. *Essential Functions and Responsibilities* Author, review and execute SOPs, Protocols, Reports relating to GMP microbiology processes, test methods and related equipment maintenance Participate and support regulator audits Implement, maintain, and oversee environmental monitoring program, personnel monitoring, trending and analysis Oversight of microbiology programs such as growth promotion, bioburden, BacT/ALERT rapid sterility, compendial sterility, and endotoxin methods. Conduct investigations regarding environmental monitoring (EM) action level excursions, and out of specifications (OOS) results for microbiological testing. Oversee and perform the day-to-day activities related to Environmental Monitoring, product release testing, and contamination control. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. *Required Skills/Abilities* Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory guidance and industry best practices Strong knowledge and experience in several of the following areas of competency: aseptic processing, clean room and contamination control, environmental monitoring microbiological methods and cleaning validation. Expert knowledge and understanding of Microbiology principles, theories, concepts and laboratory methodologies. Must demonstrate effective organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. Must have demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting technical results and summarizing these results in technical reports. Strong knowledge of aseptic manufacturing and EM processes Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities. *Education and Experience* Master's Degree in a related science plus 4+ years of GXP experience in the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry specific to microbial contamination and controls *OR* Bachelor's Degree in a related science and 6+ years of GXP experience in the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry specific to microbial contamination and controls *Physical Requirements* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: Sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus in order to read. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires working with biological and/or chemical hazards Job Type: Contract Pay: $45.00 - $55.00 per hour Benefits: * 401(k) * Dental insurance * Health insurance Schedule: * 8 hour shift Ability to commute/relocate: * Santa Monica, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) Experience: * working in a biopharma: 2 years (Preferred) Work Location: One location

Keywords: Discover International, Santa Monica , Quality Control, Microbiologist, Other , Santa Monica, California

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