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QC Microbiologist - Environmental Monitoring

Newark Metro Area, NJ

Posted: 08/29/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082019-25525

QC Microbiology - Environmental Monitoring Associate

***** The work will be on a shift basis that includes weekends. Rotation of the shift and hours of the shift may change to accommodate business needs.

Flexibility with schedule (weekends, holidays, extended hours and rotating/staggered shift) is a must.

Change to work timings and assigned tasks may occur at a very short notice to support business needs.

Current Schedule is Mon-Wed and Wed-Sat 4 x 10 Hours

Required Qualification

B.S. or BA degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or related discipline and minimum 1 year of experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment. An equivalent combination of experience/education is acceptable.

Experience with environmental monitoring and aseptic processing is strongly preferred.

Understanding of and ability to apply the regulations associated with 21 CFR 210/211.

Able to do routine gowning.


The primary responsibility of this position is to perform routine Environmental Monitoring (EM) tasks within cellular therapy production areas. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Coordinate with Production staff for daily EM test schedule and activities.

Collect EM samples (air, surface and personnel) from the controlled areas.

Support routine EM monitoring, aseptic process validation and aseptic qualifications.

Support sterility testing of PBMCs and drug product.

Process and incubate environmental monitoring samples.

Complete EM documentation in timely manner and enter into the EM database.

Perform trend analysis and reporting of EM data.

Support EM SOP revisions.

Participate in investigations and CAPA assignments as needed.

Support Microbiology Lab activities when needed.

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