QC Microbiology Tech in Alachua, FL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description


**APEX LIFE SCIENCES IS LOOKING FOR A QC MICROBIOLOGY TECHNICIAN FOR A MAJOR BIOTECH COMPANY IN ALACHUA, FL**

Job Summary

The Lab Technician participates in the day to day operation of cGMP compliant Quality Control laboratories.  Responsibilities include performing and providing support for functional aspects of the facility such as environmental monitoring (EM), microbiological testing, media fills, water testing, steam sampling and other activities.  The Lab Technician also participates in lab cleaning and equipment maintenance activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform environmental monitoring of a biological production facility according to written procedures while fully gowned including operational monitoring and personnel monitoring during aseptic processing, and aseptic filling. 
  • Perform routine environmental monitoring, as needed to meet schedules.
  • Read environmental monitoring plates by counting microbial colonies.  Fill out appropriate reports and forms contemporaneously. 
  • Perform gram stains and ship samples to contract testing laboratories for identification.  Track all data and complete in a timely manner. 
  • Perform all activities in compliance with cGMP regulations. 
  • Order all necessary supplies, needed for QC Microbiology.  Receive supplies, log-in and store appropriately following written procedures. 
  • Perform growth promotion analyses on all microbiological media lots received.  Report results on appropriate forms.  Autoclave biohazard waste material produced in the laboratory. 
  • Inspect and clean up the laboratory and its equipment on a daily basis.  Perform laboratory and equipment cleaning, preventative maintenance and calibration as described in written procedures. 
  •  Follow written procedures for cleaning.  Record all necessary information and maintain current, accurate, legible records of all work performed.  Report problems to supervisor. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a High School diploma and 2 years’ relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.  Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Preferred: A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization (Microbiology, Biology or related field).
  • Experience with environmental monitoring of clean rooms
  • Hands-on laboratory experience.

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.