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Microbiology Analyst

Position Summary
The Microbiology Analyst is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by accurately and efficiently performing sample analysis, monitoring microbial cultures and identifying microbiological contaminants and pathogens using a variety of identification methods. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions
  • Maintains working knowledge of instrumentation, equipment and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned task.
  • Performs assigned tasks carefully and on schedule according to standard operating procedure and supervisors instructions.
  • Isolates and makes cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms in prescribed media, controlling moisture, aeration, temperature and nutrition.
  • Performs tests on water, test articles and the environment to detect harmful microorganisms and to obtain information on types and levels of microbial contamination.
  • Examines physiological, morphological and cultural characteristics, using microscope and other relevant equipment, to identify and classify microorganisms in test articles.
  • Studies impact of microorganisms on products and evaluate impact of microbial control strategies on microorganism survival.
  • Keeps proper documentation of work performed.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Participates in company training and maintain current status of certifications as applicable.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment free from safety hazards.
  • Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree Biology, Microbiology or related field with 3-5 years related working experience.

Alcami Non-Negotiables
  • Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.
  • Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.
  • Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.
  • Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.

Alcami Core Leadership Competencies
  • Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.
  • Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.
  • Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.
  • Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.
  • Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.
  • Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.

Functional Competencies
  • Knowledge of Chemistry and Biology plus course work in Microbiology.
  • Basic mathematical functions.
  • Familiarity with major classes of microorganisms.
  • Understanding of GMP regulations preferred.
  • General computer program operations, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Basic theory of microbiology test procedures.
  • ERP project status and time entry functions.
  • Applicable lab standard operating procedures.
  • Able to perform routine microbiological test procedures with supervision.
  • Proper documentation practices.
  • Use of basic lab equipment.
  • Ability to execute procedures as written.
  • Able to recognize deviations from procedures and the need for investigations.
  • Understanding of aseptic technique.

What We Offer You:
  • Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities
  • Profit sharing bonus plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave
  • Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances