Microbiology Analyst II in St. Louis, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Microbiology Analyst II

Candidates need to be open to a first and second shift


Performs required microbiological testing of pharmaceutical samples (compounded medications) in accordance with established procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform routine preparation of samples and reagents used for testing analysis
  • Perform rapid sterility scan testing 
  • Schedule samples based on priority
  • Perform standard testing of samples using various methods and instruments that can include but not limited to Particulate Matter Testing, Sterility Testing, Endotoxin Testing, Container Closure Testing, Proficiency Testing, and Sample Validations
  • Analyze results of testing to identify concerns or issues and discuss with supervisor as needed
  • Report and document results following established procedures
  • Assist in writing Standard Operating Procedure’s and Work Instruction’s
  • Perform peer technical review for test results

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological sciences or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Highly competent and proficient worker, capable of multi-tasking, being self-motivated, and takes initiative
  • Personal attributes should include honesty, integrity, adaptability, reliability, and positivity
  • Displays leadership skills, able to train/teach others, and possesses high quality standards
  • Able to provide root cause analysis and corrective action for Out of Specification Results
  • Exhibits trouble shooting skills involving equipment-related issues
  • Maintains personal hygiene and cleanliness inside and outside microbiology laboratory
  • Adherence to ISO/GMP/USP standards and completion of necessary training modules
  • Abilities in mathematical reasoning, arm-hand steadiness, finger dexterity, visual color differences, and deductive reasoning
  • Preferred experience in laboratory environment/setting of 1-3 years

Equipment Used to Perform the Job

  • Laboratory equipment including, microscope, velometer, balance, autoclave, water purification system, hood operation, particulate counter, membrane filtration, endotoxin plate reader, etc.
  • Standard office equipment including computers, copiers, and scanners

Working Conditions

Frequently requires the use of potentially hazardous chemicals and reagents. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.