Microbiologist
Lancaster Laboratories - Indianapolis, IN

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Consider joining Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry. Celebrating 50 years of service, Lancaster Laboratories is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for Microbiologists to support the Professional Scientific Staffing group in Indianapolis, IN.

Microbiologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :
  • Calculate, evaluate, review, and properly communicate data verbally and in written format
  • Perform routine and non-routine microbiological analyses or related procedures (including those performed in controlled access areas); record and document data according to regulatory requirements
  • Set up and validate new analytical procedures or related processes used by the department; perform bench work for validation studies
  • Ability to access and use computer programming including PC software
  • Read, understand, and follow the principles of methods and procedures used in assigned work
  • Prepare documents (including, but not limited to analytical procedures, standard operating procedures, explanations of data, investigations, and protocols) in a written format
  • Work overtime and/or adjust working hours when necessary to meet client requirements
  • Travel to and from client meetings, technical meetings, or seminars

The ideal candidate would possess :
  • Strong scientific, computer, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Hands on experience in operation of laboratory and/or pilot scale fermentation and/or bioreactor equipment
  • Experience with bacteria fermentation and downstream process
  • Experience with lyophilization process development
  • Experience with ELISA development and validation
  • Experience with virus propagation, cell and tissue culture

Basic Minimum Qualifications :
  • Master's degree in microbiology and at least six months relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and at least two years relevant experience or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major) preferably in a pharmaceutical industry
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates residing in Indianapolis, Indiana are encouraged to apply.

As a Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive cafeteria plan medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and time-off, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website www.lancasterlabs.com.

Lancaster Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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