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Microbiologist

Employer
Quaker Houghton
Location
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Salary
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Closing date
Sep 10, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Microbiological
Work Function
Laboratory
Job Type
Full time
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Under general guidance, set up and perform relevant tests in order to understand the origin of customer related issues, providing data and suggestions for a suitable solution to the customer.

  • Develop and perform specified tests of moderate complexity, in order to answer questions and address problems of customers. Develop and perform customer requested product analysis and testing.  When necessary collect missing data to improve quality of testing.
  • Perform routine microbiological testing (e.g. biochallenge test, flow cytometry, LR test) on research and customer samples according to written test methods and work instructions.
  • Design, develop, and implement specified tests and determinations, in order to answer questions and address problems of customers. Develop and perform customer requested product analysis and testing.
  • Acquire knowledge of field and customer processes
  • Apply a high quality standard in reporting results including recommendations to enhance technical exchange.  Provide solutions verbally or in reporting when needed.
  • Perform decontamination procedures in the lab.
  • Train and guide more junior level microbiologists and trainees in executing routine tests.
  • Maintain equipment glassware and workspace in order to keep them clean and well-functioning.  Properly dispose of all laboratory waste. Participate in ensuring good management of laboratory equipment and storage spaces for chemicals and raw materials. Comply with housekeeping rules.
  • Ensure that all laboratory equipment is calibrated and functioning properly.
  • Perform project work in cooperation with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Comply with the applicable regulations and standards regarding quality, safety, environmental as well as the occupational health standards in order to minimize risks in these areas and to create opportunities and chances for improvement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Biology related discipline, preferably Microbiology, is required

3+ years related microbiology experience required.  Equivalent combination of education (minimum Bachelor’s degree) and experience will be considered.  Experience with flow cytometry preferred.

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