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Micro Analyst I

Department: Microbiology
Location: West Columbia, SC

 Micro Analyst I

Position Summary:

  • Perform microbiology department related tests according to USP methods and established procedures that follow cGMP guidelines and demonstrate outstanding aseptic techniques.
  • Demonstrate high proficiency level on tests performed.
  • Additional work duties or responsibilities as evident or required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

NOTE: The Primary Accountabilities and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents' performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents' immediate supervisor or manager.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Apply quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw materials; in-process & finished product samples to include: sterility, bioburden, identification, environmental monitoring, growth promotion, microbial recovery and media fill tests following approved procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret test results in relation to acceptance or rejection of lot tested.
  • Perform data entry and understanding of trending reports.
  • Report, initiate documentation and assist in excursions and investigations of OOS and OOT reports.
  • Generate data as needed to complete investigation.
  • Assist in method validations if requested by supervisor.
  • Conducts general laboratory activities like inventory and supplies ordering.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Regionally accredited B.S. in Biology, Microbiology or Life Science Degree
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Pharmaceutical Industry preferred. Experienced in general microbiology procedures. 
  • Computer literate; Data entry, MS Word, MS Excel skills required
  • Good communication and documentation skills.
  • Flexible and open to receive and provide training in other areas
  • Accepting of new changes in order to achieve department demands.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects or assignments at one time.
  • Aseptic technique and familiarity with cGMPs and regulatory requirements is required.
  • Specific expertise, skills and knowledge within microbiology gained through education and experience. 
  • A broad perspective that aligns decisions to organizational objectives and long term consequences of day-to-day activities.
  • The ability to take strategic objectives and accept accountability to drive results through effective actions.
  • The ability and willingness to change direction and focus to meet shifting organizational and business demands.
  • The ability to effectively manage one self, demonstrates integrity, be productive under pressure, and achieve development goals.
  • Position requires bending, typing, lifting, reaching, vision, standing, sitting, walking, and hearing.
  • Incumbents required to wear safety glasses, gloves, laboratory coats and other non-specified protective equipment as necessary. 
  • Additional Requirements:
  • 12 Hour Day Shift
  • Salary range: Based on experience

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