Clinical Operations

  • location: Durham, NC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $25.43 - $29.92 per hour

job description

Clinical Operations

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Job Title: Microbiologist II

Job Summary

  • The candidate for this role must thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic start up environment.
  • The candidate will be responsible for applying analytical methods in the assessment of product quality, biological activity, detection of impurities and characterization.
  • The candidate will perform a variety of analytical laboratory testing and assure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • The candidate must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Experience with analytical testing of biologics would be an advantage.
Job Responsibilities

  • Operate a variety of treatment test equipment, such as HPLC, spectrophotometer, pH meter, filtration devices, hot plates, PCR instruments, balances, etc.
  • Conduct a variety of analytical lab tests in compliance with standard testing methods, procedures and regulations; implement quality control specifications; utilize a variety of methods to assure compliance to established standards and testing controls; interpret test results and prepare and submit reports related to test results.
  • Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal or critical results and significant changes in lab results.
  • Troubleshoot, clean and maintain instruments, glassware and equipment; conduct preliminary diagnostic test on equipment; assure materials meet standards of cleanliness to assure accurate test results; assure an adequate supply of test materials to perform daily testing; perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Prepare periodic and special reports concerning quality control and results of laboratory tests; prepare analytical results reports to relay qualitative and quantitative data.
  • The candidate will also assist in materials management, ordering of supplies, shipping of samples, and other daily laboratory operations duties.
Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry or closely related field.
  • Essential Skills: 0-3 years of experience in a GMP laboratory environment with a strong understanding of GMP concepts and requirements. PCR, HPLC, UV- IR spectrometry and similar technology experience is highly desired.
  • Perform mathematical calculations applicable to chemistry testing. Must work cooperatively with others and thrive in a team environment.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand fluent English.
  • Able to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while completing work in a timely manner.
  • Follows instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • PCR experience
  • Non-Essential Skills - Operate, maintain and repair equipment required to perform related duties.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle
  • , or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
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