Microbiologist
ZIMMER - Carlsbad, CA

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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 required; Microbiology or Biology is preferred. An advanced degree (Master's) is preferred.

Travel Requirements Up to 5%

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