Job title: Lab Technician
Job location: Hunt Valley MD-21031
Job Duration: 11+ months Project
Pay Range: $18.11/hr. on w2
Shift: hours: M - F 8am - 4pm
Capable of creating and preparing microbiological media in a GLP/GMP environment
Trained in working with bacterial cultures
Skilled in the use of aseptic technique
Capable of evaluating test results and drawing conclusions
Efficient use of scales, balances and pH meters
Experience in preparation of microbiological media
The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years in a professional biotech environment, although education and academic experience may be substituted. B.S. in Microbiology or a related Life Science is preferred but not required.
The Associate is responsible to apply basic scientific principles to routine laboratory work and for gaining experience in the application and interpretation of the department procedures. Will perform assigned routine laboratory tasks and learn the application of Quality procedures to ensure compliance. Typically involved in routine testing of products and supplier materials and/or stability testing. Implements tasks and participates on teams. Ensures documentation compliance and processes documentation.
Responsible for Microbiology testing in peptone manufacturing, raw material products, and Final DCM testing as required. The Associate Scientist is required to perform testing of various microorganisms in a laboratory with strict adherence to safety policies associated with this manner of testing. Ability to work in a clean room environment and meet validation requirements associated with donning and doffing clean room garments. Various duties and abilities include:
Demonstrating effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with large multifunctional teams
Responsible for Microbiology testing of prepared media as well as preparing various medias from scratch. Knowledge of Microbiology and Biochemistry as it relates to bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
Basic knowledge of Microbiology as it applies to a lab setting
Good problem solving skills with the ability to make independent decisions.
Preferred knowledge of the following industry regulations FDA (Food and Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) / QSR (Quality System Regulation), ISO (International Organization of Standardization).
Experience in handling biological or chemical samples and knowledge of GLP
Additional Job Description
Basic Knowledge in a broad range of laboratory techniques
History of self-motivation with a background in biological lab science
Experience in handling biological samples and knowledge of GLP
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in a team environment as well as a desire to work within a team
Capable of readily identifying and analyzing problems
Have basic analytical skills and be familiar with database and statistical software