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QC Microbiologist

Job Code: #637
Job Type: Contract To Hire
Salary: $24.00 - $28.00/hour
Job Location: Oak Brook, IL
Posted 18 hrs ago

Job Description

Job Title: QC Microbiologist

Pay: $24-28/hour

Shift: 2nd

Position Summary:

  • Coordinates and performs routine microbial testing of finished product, bulk in process, raw material, and stability, PET samples on second shift in accordance with compendial and in-house methods. And as needed, may perform some analytical testing.
  • Prepares stock cultures, media, plates, standards and solutions needed for microbiological testing.
  • Develops and performs environmental monitoring functions.
  • Ensures effective utilization of equipment over multiple shifts to allow for flexibility and adding capacity.
  • Orders (in conjunction with Purchasing) and maintains the chemical and consumable material inventory necessary to perform microbial testing
  • Performs routine maintenance, cleaning and calibration of equipment used in the micro lab.
  • Performs general housekeeping and organization of microbial working spaces according to GLP standards.
  • Performs routine physical and chemical testing of finished product, bulk in process, raw material, and stability samples in accordance with compendial and in-house methods.
  • Recommends and initiates testing protocols for special microbiological projects (R & D).
  • Performs peer review of analytical and/or microbiological notebooks, logbooks and other documents, as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Initiates, revises and updates Analytical Methods and/or Standard Operating Procedures related to microbial testing.
  • Performs special projects, as assigned by the Manager, Quality Control, which enhance and contribute to the growth of the Quality Department
  • Performs and assumes other duties and responsibilities, as may be required by the Manager, Quality Control.


  • A 4-year degree in biology, microbiology or related discipline; or equivalent in training and experience.
  • The knowledge and skills required for this position are typically acquired in 3 to 5 years of work in a similar laboratory environment.
  • Experience working FDA regulated and/or GMP manufacturing environment.