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Microbiology Analyst II

Location

Agawam, MA, USA

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At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We work locally and have an impact globally. We’re committed to attracting, nurturing and retaining a passionate and talented team of experts in our fast paced and growing company. You will be valued and recognized. We offer an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, STD, LTD, generous vacation in your first year, sick time, and retirement savings!

 

Cambrex is the small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. Known for our scientific and manufacturing excellence and customer focus, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve the quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.

 

The Microbiology Analyst II will be responsible for a variety of daily Microbiology laboratory operations to meet established testing requirements and turnaround time commitments to our customersAs part of the Agawam management team, this role will create departmental systems, departmental monitors, and foster a culture of continuous improvement focused on value to the customer. This role will be expected to improve the consistency and predictability of quality, pace and cost of the Microbiology laboratory.

 

  • Apply a variety of microbiological techniques to testing as assigned; including but not limited to pour-plating, membrane filtration, dilutions, basic staining, growth promotion testing, plate enumeration, and morphological assessment
  • Perform testing per written instruction on a variety of internal and client sample types for a variety of tests (i.e.: Bioburden, Sterility, Endotoxin, etc.)
  • Execute method validation / suitability studies on a variety of tests and/or samples.
  • Adequately document all lab testing performed to GDP standards
  • Adhere to cGMP rules and regulations as well as applicable written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical guidance documents as they apply to the site.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately and effectively will clients
  • Assist the quality department with investigations
  • Maintain an orderly and safe working environment
  • Associate degree in a life science or related field with 3+ years of laboratory (industry) experience (or equivalent).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a life science or related field with 1+ years laboratory (industry) experience.
  • Master’s degree in a life science or related field
  • Familiarity in USP/EP/JP and AAMI/ISO guidelines
  • Well-developed aseptic techniques 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Positive attitude
  • Effective communication skills
  • Work efficiently to maintain timelines for projects and testing
  • Work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new tests and skills