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Microbiologist (684451)

Company: Zimmer Biomet
Location: Dover
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary
This position exists as a QA function with its primary purpose to assure sterility of product released into commerce. This is accomplished through a wide variety of duties which support the routine operation of the Microbiology Lab. Additional duties support the R&D functions of the Lab.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Perform all duties of a Level F Assistant Microbiology Lab Technician. Operate and maintain the Vitek AMS (computerized microbial identification system). QC identification of stock cultures which includes the following, Isolation and cultivation, Performing gram stains, spore stains, and acid-fast stains, Use and maintenance of microscopes. Incoming and quarterly assay of biological indicators. Maintain and order lab supplies and equipment Assist in training of new personnel Provide support for microbiological research projects. Perform related duties as assigned.
Expected Areas of Competence
• Basic knowledge of Chemistry, Algebra, and Statistics. • Intermediate knowledge of Biology • Knowledge of and ability to use aseptic technique; understand lab contamination control, growth of microorganisms, GLPs, GMPs, and AAMI guidelines for sterilization of medical devices. • Must be able to work under pressure of constant deadlines. Absolutely must be able to work as a member of a team. Frequent opportunity for overtime. Time required to learn and perform this job in a satisfactory manner is 90 to 120 calendar days. • Must have advanced knowledge of Zimmer Microbiology Lab procedures • Must have knowledge of HEPA filtration and clean room principles. • Must have dexterity and excellent eye to hand coordination. Must be able to organize and use time efficiently (be able to do several tasks at one time). • Must have thorough knowledge of autoclave and autoclave safety.
Education/Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or Biology is preferred. An advanced degree (Masters) is preferred. • 3-5 years of work experience
Travel Requirements
• Up to 5%

Additional Information
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the \"essential functions\" for purposes of the ADA.

Keywords: Zimmer Biomet, Canton , Microbiologist (684451), Other , Dover, Ohio

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