Microbiologist Job Description Sample
Performs manual and automated routine blood tests. Prepares specimens for microscope examination.
Operates laboratory equipment including centrifuges, dry bath incubators, and blood bank refrigerators. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to supervisor or manager.
licensed as a Medical Technologist in Micro and Serology REQUIRED, a minimum of
1 year of fulltime microbiology experience with aerobic, anaerobic culture
reading, ID and sensitivity required. Requires graduation from an accredited MLT program, passing a national exam given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and at least 4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
licensed as a Medical Technologist in Micro and Serology REQUIRED, a minimum of
1 year of fulltime microbiology experience with aerobic, anaerobic culture
reading, ID and sensitivity required.
Responsible for managing microbiology projects assigned to the lab including summarizing and analyzing research data, performing laboratory testing, making conclusions based on those tests results, and writing reports for both internal and external customers.. Responsibilities include maintaining a neat, safe working environment compliant with state right-to-know laws.
Reviews work requests, recommends technical approaches to achieve objectives, executes projects, records data, analyzes results, and summarizes findings in reports for management review.
Performs laboratory tests, keeping an accurate and properly signed research notebook.
Writes laboratory reports based on the work of technicians and microbiologists.
Evaluates the use of biocides or other materials in solving customer problems or inquires.
Recommends and executes microbiology parts of research projects aimed at improving current products and introducing new and innovative products to the marketplace.
Supervises and mentors technicians and Microbiologists; serves as a role model for planning, executing, and communicating results of microbiology projects that support regulatory, product development, and technical service.
Pro-actively recommends right-to-know and safety issues as they apply to work in the microbiology laboratory.
Keeps abreast of scientific, standardization committees, and competitive information in order maintain state-of-the–art knowledge.
Other projects as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Requires a Master's degree in Microbiology or other Biological Science.
Previous relevant internships or lab positions a plus.
Strong data analytics skills
Experience in growing fungus, bacteria, or algae preferred
Significant experience with the design and execution of molecular biology methods (PCR, cloning)
Experience with high-throughput screens, phylogenetics, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, and genetic modification (bacteria/fungus) is preferred
California Water Service (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third-largest publicly traded water utility in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in providing its customers and communities with traditional and innovative utility services.
Cal Water offers a generous total compensation package. We have competitive salaries and match a portion of employees' contributions to their Company 401(k). In addition, we provide a Company-funded pension plan, great healthcare benefits that provide coverage to employees and dependents, and generous tuition reimbursement. In addition, employees receive 11 paid holidays and three floating holidays per year, and two weeks of sick leave and vacation.
We are committed to hiring the best candidates, developing current employees, and promoting from within. Continuous improvement and employee development opportunities allow employees to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals.
The Senior Microbiologist performs quantitative and qualitative microbiological analysis of drinking water using a variety of methods. This position will oversee and maintain the monitoring schedule, prepare microbiological kits, perform analytical testing of samples following established quality assurance and quality control procedures for methods and machinery, enter data into the Laboratory Information Management System, prepare reports as requested and oversee the work of the microbiology analyst and technician. The position is also required to seek out new methods and technology for the microbiology section and create new procedures according to Standard Methods and Title 22. This position is located in San Jose, California.
Prepare media and other sample preparation work as required
Perform microbiological analyses on over 600 samples a week
Understand and interpret results for the following: enzyme substrate Coliform test, membrane filtration, most probable number, heterotrophic plate count, analytical profile index, and QuantiTray
Perform and maintain all quality control and quality assurance measures for the microbiology section
Participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) and Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program audits to maintain certification
Track and maintain the microbiological monitoring schedule
Track and maintain all microbiological samples that are subcontracted out
Help prepare data for monthly reporting to the State
Maintain and oversee inventory and the microbiology section's budget
Responsible for the section of new microbiological equipment
Operate and maintain laboratory equipment
Provide weekend coverage, as required, including setting up samples, reading results, and notifying managers of positive results
Maintain accurate paper and electronic records, enter data routinely into the LIMS
Provide interpretation of the data for the Manager of Laboratory Services, QA/QC Program Manager and other customers
Understand the Total Coliform Rule and the Ground Water Rule. Know when a resampling request is necessary and be able to respond when an emergency occurs
Assist with the preparation of monthly regulatory reports to the Division of Drinking Water
Track and monitor inventory; re-order supplies as needed to ensure the lab operates efficiently
Establish and maintain successful working relationships with peers, Water Quality Program Managers, district personnel, customers, and vendors
Communicate effectively and politely
Use LIMS and Business Objects to assist with sample kit building, enter data and generate reports
Use MS Office applications such as Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Word
Participates in and support the Company's Continuous Improvement Process
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or science related field
Five years of experience working in a laboratory environment as a Microbiology analyst preferably in the drinking water industry
Prior experience with LIMS
Working knowledge of Standard Methods, the EPA Manual for the Certification of Laboratories, Code of Federal Regulations, and Title 22
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rotating weekend work is required, holiday and emergency hours work as needed
Valid California Driver License
Deadline to submit resume is Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company and Washington Water Service Company do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES
At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position utilizes education and personal expertise to competently perform microbiological testing and assist with technical issues, while producing reliable, accurate, and timely results. This position reports to the Cherry Hill Laboratory Manager or the Laboratory Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Carry out basic and advanced microbiological testing per Pinnacle Foods' standardized test methodologies including, but not limited to, PCR, sample preparation, media preparation, plating, autoclaving, challenge studies and routine laboratory tasks (housekeeping)
Generate professional, accurate, and timely results
Conduct all quality control related activities including, but not limited to equipment maintenance
Assist the Laboratory Manager with the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of microbiological policies, procedures, and good laboratory practices
Stay current with pertinent scientific literature and emerging technologies, and make recommendations for the establishment of new methodologies to improve testing effectiveness and efficiency
Provide technical support to Pinnacle Foods manufacturing facilities, including effective resolution of microbiological issues
Make detailed observations, document results, and perform data analysis (as needed)
Plan and carry out special projects as requested by the Laboratory Manager, Supervisor and/or Director of Food Safety
Assist the Laboratory Manager with inventory controls and supplies ordering
Maintain a safe work environment
Assist with updating policies, procedures and records as needed
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Strong background in microbiological principles and applications
Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work independently and across functions
Creative/analytical problem solving skills and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
Good organizational skills
One (1) or more years of experience in a microbiological laboratory setting
Analytical and microbiological principles and test procedures
Computer literate (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
Good organizational skills
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's)
Ability to work with little supervision
Ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written)
Ability to demonstrate proper aseptic technique
Able to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner; ability to be flexible with shifting priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lift at least 35 pounds and stand for long periods of time
Must be flexible with shifts as needed, may require some weekend work
- BS in Microbiology, Biology, or related sciences required
There is a 15% travel requirement for this position
Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.
We are actively seeking the ideal candidate for an experienced Microbiologist for our New Albany, OH plant. This is a day shift position typically working from 8-5pm with overtime required as business needs arise.
The candidate will be building the foundational structure for our microbiology lab due to our rapid growth. If you have the right skills, are career-minded, and have a professional work ethic, we encourage you to apply.
About Bocchi Laboratories
Located within the New Albany Beauty Park. It is nearly 200,000 square foot and growing boasting new R&D and Quality laboratories, production and warehouse facilities.
Current filling capabilities include perfumes, mists, rollerballs, lotions and creams. It's our employees who make us a success and we offer a competitive benefit package for our full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401k!
A Day in the Life of a Microbiologist
The successful candidate will be responsible to oversee the control and quality assurance for the production of personal care products by means of basic microbiological analyses of finished products, raw materials, and water. Position will uphold and implement programs to safeguard products safety and quality.
Manage the testing schedules of both project and routine samples to meet project and program timelines. Ensure that all work undertaken is adequately reported and prepare reviews of analytical data as required
Collate and present analytical data generated by the Microbiology Team for both internal projects and externally where required. Support the Quality Director during regulatory audits, including presenting the Microbiology Department and supporting laboratory tours.
Perform microbiological testing of raw materials, finished products, and water samples, using Bocchi approved methods.
Your keen attention to detail will assist your mechanical, electrical, analytical and computer skills to ensure that jobs are done right the first time. With big consumer names as our clients, product filling and distribution is the core of our success. You will establish a solid work performance independently as well as under the direct supervision of the Quality Director to ensure client satisfaction every day.
Relevant education and experience
Strong communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as under direct supervision
The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University seeks a microbiologist to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to potato in North Dakota. A successful candidate will be i) responsible for sequencing and analyzing genomes of fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens affecting potato in North Dakota and elsewhere in the United States; ii) responsible for developing and optimizing molecular assays to detect and quantify potato pathogens with a special emphasis on using the assays to detect pathogens in potato seed or in agricultural soils; iii) expected to assist the PI in phytobiome research, when applicable, to assist in our understanding of a potato healthy soil; iv) expected to interpret and analyze the data and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
A successful candidate must be well-trained in both classical and modern/molecular areas of microbiology or plant pathology. The appointment is for 12 months with extension possible depending on satisfactory performance and funding.
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This position is located in the Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug and Evaluation Research (CDER), Office of Compliance (OC), Office of Manufacturing Quality (OMQ), located in Silver Spring, MD.
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Ensuring that enforcement actions and compliance policies incorporate sound scientific and technical information.
Reviewing and evaluating regulatory action submissions regarding insanitary and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) violations.
Evaluating evidence and inspection narratives to determine microbial risks.
Incorporating fundamental knowledge of the intended use of a product when evaluating risks, based on understanding of the number and type of microbe, patient populations taking a drug, and their susceptibility to infection.
Applying new development and theories to novel problems or potential public health threats for which guidance do not currently exist.
Meeting with stakeholders to exchange information and to provide advice and guidance.
Attending meetings, conferences and symposia of scientific organizations, and engage industry representatives to exchange information and technical advice.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption. VIsit SSS.gov for more info.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.
You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
In order to qualify for Microbiologist, 0403, at GS - 12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 07/25/2018.
Basic Qualification for Microbiologist, GS-0403:
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
Have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included courses as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
AND HAVE THE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
In order to qualify for Microbiologist, GS-0403-12, you must also meet the following: Have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service that has equipped me with the particular skills, knowledge, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position to include the review and evaluation of drug products related to pharmaceutical manufacturing, testing, quality, evaluating a product to determine how manufacturing controls affect product safety, and providing leadership and guidance on regulatory and compliance matters to scientists and official on a wide range of scientific matters.
In order to qualify for Microbiologist, GS-0403-13, you must also meet the following: Have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service that has equipped me with the particular skills, knowledge, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position to include may include analyzing and determining the adequacy of microbiological data and/or tests for their appropriate usage, evaluating potential microbiological hazards and/or risk, serving as a microbiology reviewer providing leadership and guidance, and/or serving as a regulatory scientist and/or official on a wide range of scientific matters and solving regulatory issues regarding insanitary and/or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
If you are applying based on some other qualifying eligibility (i.e. you are not applying as a current Federal employee), you must meet the specific requirements of the eligibility you are claiming, and must have sufficient past experience to demonstrate that you are minimally qualified for this position.
See Unique Hiring Paths on USAJOBS for more information about various ways you may be eligible to apply!
NOTE: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement. As a result, this announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday July 25, 2018 (whichever comes first), as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.
Who May Apply:
Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service;
Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments;
Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP);
Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service;
PHS Commissioned Corps Officers;
Individuals eligible for VEOA appointments (at the GS-11 and above grade levels);
Individuals with disabilities who quality for a Schedule A appointment.
PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying based as a Veteran, person with a disability, or a displaced former employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
We are hiring for a Microbiologist to isolate and make cultures of significant wine microorganisms, identifies microorganism by microscopic and other examinations.
What You Will Do:
Monitors all winery processes for any activities which would/could impact microbial stability food safety, or wine quality.
Reports on and acts as a liaison with other departments on microbiological and sanitation issues.
Collects and processes microbial samples, prepares media, records relevant information, and generates various reports.
Works with internal customers to identify and troubleshoot sources of winery sanitation issues.
Identifies microorganisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological and cultural characteristics.
Maintains laboratory and performs regular reviews of laboratory procedures and makes necessary adjustments when needed to ensure the accuracy of the method.
Participates in the planning, organizing, and execution of research projects when needed.
Provides training on sanitation monitoring procedures
Looks for trends in data, recognizes unexpected deviations, performs troubleshooting, and notifies relevant parties.
Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations
What You Will Need:
High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, Enology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Fermentation Science or Food Science; or 4 years' technical laboratory experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility to include Microbiology.
Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs.
What Will Set You Apart:
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Biology plus 1 year Microbiologist or Laboratory Technician experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience reading, analyzing and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
Experience writing reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
Experience effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Skilled in the intermediate use of MS Word and Excel and the basic use of MS Access, PowerPoint and LIMS.
Type 35-40 wpm.
Skilled in mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
Experience applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Experience solving practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Experience interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Experience applying established procedures to situations that are non-routine in nature requiring some evaluation, originality, and ingenuity.
Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of this particular field of specialization.
Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
Requisition ID: 57263
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Main Line Health is suburban Philadelphia's most comprehensive health care resource with over 11,000 employees, offering a full range of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric and emergency services. Composed of five hospitals, a medical research institute, physician practices and other specialized facilities and services. Recognized as a Magnet system Main Line Health is committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research.
Lankenau Medical Center
Lankenau Medical Center, a 331-bed not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital and medical center, is conveniently located in Wynnewood, PA, just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia, on a magnificent 93-acre campus including its own farm. Lankenau has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for excellence in patient outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lankenau as one of the Top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and one of the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. The Hospital has received Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care.
Lankenau is a Level II Trauma Center and in 2013, opened the Heart Pavilion, a world-class facility for cardiac care. We have made it our mission to provide patients with a superior patient experience. This translates to the consistent delivery of safe, high quality clinical care in the absence of preventable harm.
Why Work at Lankenau Medical Center?
We are committed to providing exceptional care with empathy and compassion for people at all stages in life. Our Diversity, Respect and Inclusion Initiative celebrates our differences and our similarities. Ultimately, we want everyone to feel respected for who they are. Our physicians and employees speak highly of the work environment at Main Line Health. The hospital has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top ten "Best Places to Work" in the Delaware Valley and also ranked among Modern Healthcare's top 100 places in the nation to work in healthcare. With a history spanning more than 150 years, it's one of the region's most honored and respected academic healthcare institutions.
We have a newly created Microbiologist Position:
Under the direction of the Div Dir MLH Labs, the Microbiologist administers the technical and scientific operation of the clinical microbiology laboratory; the development and maintenance of all policies and procedures, and quality control practices; the management and supervision of the technical and non-technical staff; the administration of the departmental budget; and the maintenance of physician and intradepartmental relations. The Microbiologist serves as the laboratory's Infection Control Committee liaison as well as other designated hospital committees.
Thorough, strong technical knowledge and expertise of Microbiology laboratory and its operations.
Monitor laboratory testing process regularly to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Apply appropriate analysis, judgment, innovation and decisiveness to decision-making
Maintain accreditation with CAP, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.
Ensure policies and procedure manuals are available to staff and consistent with current laboratory practices and regulatory guidelines.
Provide technical direction to staff. Resolve technical problems and ensure remedial actions are taken.
Act as consultant to medical staff and outcomes managers to ensure that the most appropriate diagnostic tests are ordered.
Strong technical leadership to research, support and implement new technologies and test methods.
Perform Special Projects as assigned.
Develop short and long-range goals for areas of assigned responsibilities within Main Line Health Laboratories.
Represent the laboratory on appropriate hospital and System committees.
Ability to streamline work processes for operational efficiencies, where possible. Implement action plans to realize improvements.
Expand test volume by researching new markets for outpatient business as appropriate.
Provide the appropriate education and training to all staff for the type and complexity of the testing performed.
Establish policies and procedures for monitoring individuals who perform testing to ensure they are competent and maintain their competency to report test results promptly and proficiently; whenever necessary, identify needs for remedial training or continuing education to improve skills.
Provide for the future of laboratory services by participating in education and training programs for self and staff.
Plan, forecast, and maintain an appropriate and cost-effective supply, procurement and inventory program.
Ensure the quality of diagnostic microbiology services by monitoring key functions and processes to determine improvements for quality and cost.
Responsible for managing the departments Quality Management (QM) plan and Patient Safety programs to ensure a high quality work environment necessary for excellent patient care.
Ensure processes are implemented in accordance with standards set forth by the state, JCAHO, and other agencies of laboratory accreditation and licensure
Master of Science in Microbiology required
Licensures & Certifications:
Experience: 5 years minimum supervisory experience
Excellent customer relation skills
Experience with departmental budgets, inventory, logistics, instrument acquisition, and personnel management
Experience with regulatory and accreditation of laboratory operations
We offer competitive compensation and outstanding comprehensive benefits including tuition reimbursement, 403B matching savings plan, a pension plan, and a generous paid time off program. To be considered, please apply online with your resume at https://www.mainlinehealth.org/careers Enter Job ID 42251 in Keyword search box.
Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no agency calls.
Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Microbiologist to support the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. The research will be centered on developing specific regulatory T cells (Tregs) and engineering by transducing them with different immunologic receptors or specific protein antigens and then testing them in different diseases and disease models both in culture and in animal models. Thus, it is important to develop human and murine Tregs to show how efficient is the use of engineered T regulatory in mouse models, as this would allow us to follow the fate and site of action of the specific Tregs. The incumbent will perform specialized tests and procedures in the field of clinical microbiology and immunology for studies of autoimmunity in terms of treatment and pathogenesis, and the resistance of patients to immune regulation; handle clinical specimens for the isolation, identification and susceptibility T-cell subsets using clinical research protocols to evaluate the etiology of disease and possible treatments with regulatory T cells.
Performs routine and specialized tests and procedures in accordance with clinical research protocols.
Utilizes automated and computerized equipment in performing and interpreting specialized and/or innovative test analysis requiring substantial visual and mental effort.
Coordinates clinical microbiology studies nested in ongoing protocols to evaluate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and/or resistance among clinical immunology and microbiology isolates.
Prepares and determines validity of solutions, reagents, media, stains, specimens, cell cultures and other material for analysis, diagnosis, and specific laboratory procedures.
Utilizes flow cytometry to isolate populations and examine their functions in culture.
Ensures quality control of a variety of laboratory specimens and procedures and reviews for the accuracy of test results.
Oversees the isolates repository. ( shipping for long-term storage in a central repository, inventory, accuracy)
Manages clinical microbiology data in electronic databases; reviews data collection forms; troubleshoots to resolve data discrepancies.
Nonessential job duties:
Orders and maintains inventories of laboratory supplies.
All other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of human biology and medical microbiology and immunology; proficiency with molecular methods in clinical research (e.g. flow cytometry, western blotting, retroviral construction, PCR, sequencing, etc.); as well as attention to detail and excellent skills in written and verbal communication; knowledge and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; prior experience in the collection and management of clinical microbiology data in electronic databases.
Doctoral degree in Immunology or related discipline.
Minimum Experience: Two-five years of experience preferably in a clinical immunology (especially neuroimmunology) microbiology setting
Physical Capabilities: Ability to spend long periods of time at a lab bench. Light lifting and moving of equipment, slides, and chemical reagents may be required.
Work Environment: Works primarily in a laboratory. Handles biological materials and lab equipment. Exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemical fumes, and other hazardous agents.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
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