Microbiologist
Medtronic - Memphis, TN

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Position Description

Indentifies and validates molecular targets that play a key role in a particular disease process. Studies origin, relationship, development, anatomy, functions, and chemical processes of living organisms. This may include studies in the growth, structure, and development of bacteria and other microorganisms. Conducts research to determine the effects of materials such as nutrients, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms. Analyzes materials to determine their toxic or nontoxic properties, binding and efficacy. Isolates or purifies analyses, and identifies hormones, minerals, proteins, and/or cultures of microorganisms to determine their biological properties. Examines chemical aspects of formation of antibodies and conducts research into chemistry of cells and cell division. May identify and produce small quantities of new drugs, pharmaceutical compounds and/or nutrients.

Position Responsibilities

Knowledge: Applies intermediate knowledge of practices and procedures focused in one job family or broad knowledge across a job function.

Problem Solving: Provides solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.

Discretion / Latitude: Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy.

Impact: Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with work group objectives. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Liaison: Internal interactions extend beyond the immediate work group. External interactions are transactional, task oriented, or problem solving in nature.

Adhere to the Medtronic Core Behaviors of Customer Focus, Candor, Trust and Respect, Courage, Accountability, and Passion to Win.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Microbiology or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience, Or
Masters degree in Microbiology or a or related field.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to work well under pressure and maintain positive, enthusiastic attitude
Eagerness to learn and expand responsibilities
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationships.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job involve normal vision.

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