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QC Microbiologist

  • Location: San Carlos
  • £ Salary: £85000.00 - £100000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Summer Martinez
  • Expiry Date: 14 October 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -092022-473799

QC Microbiologist

San Carlos, CA

We are looking for a driven and talented individual to join our research and development team as we change the future of oncology. While collaborating with cross- functional departments, you will play a key role in maximizing our technology and progressing our novel therapeutics. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients, both as individuals and as part of a team.


  • Performs microbiological testing to support the manufacturing facilities and production; testing includes but is not limited to environmental/utilities monitoring, bioburden, growth promotion, microbial limits, endotoxin, microbial identification, and TOC/conductivity testing
  • Executes protocols to perform qualification, technology transfer and troubleshooting for microbiology methods/assays

· Reviews environmental monitoring data and laboratory equipment documentation and records

  • Supports QC Analytical methods and testing, as needed
  • Performs laboratory housekeeping tasks such as equipment cleaning/maintenance and inventory management
  • Performs and receives training on microbiological methods
  • Interacts with Facilities, Manufacturing and QA as needed to coordinate testing and support adverse events investigations
  • Authors and/or approves standard operating procedures (SOPs) for QC Microbiology
  • Prepares microbiological reports such as environmental/utilities monitoring and microbial identification


  • 4-year science degree (B.A. or B.S.) with at least 2+ years of hands-on experience in a cGMP environment or master's degree in Microbiology or a related field
  • Experience with microbiological testing such as bioburden, endotoxin, growth promotion, Gram stain, and environmental monitoring (total particulates, viable air particulates, and surface monitoring) and utility systems monitoring/testing (bioburden, TOC, conductivity, dew point and oil content)
  • Experience working in a Quality Control Environment is preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and verbally, with peers, upper management and with external customers
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication with an emphasis on creating a motivated, effective working team
  • Understanding of scientific theories, principles, and techniques used in biological and analytical test procedures
  • Ability to shift priorities with ease
  • Ability to work off-shift, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Office. Experience with additional software that can be applicable to improving current systems is preferred
  • Ability to sit, stand and work within workspace for extended periods of time