Microbiology Analyst - United States
Perrigo Company plc, a leading global healthcare company, delivers value to its customers and consumers by providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®. Founded in 1887 as a packager of home remedies, Perrigo has built a unique business model that is best described as the convergence of a fast-moving consumer goods company, a high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing organization and a world-class supply chain network. Perrigo is the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter ("OTC") healthcare products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. The Company also is a leading provider of branded OTC products throughout Europe and the U.S., as well as a leading producer of "extended topical" prescription drugs. Perrigo, headquartered in Ireland, sells its products primarily in North America and Europe, as well as in other markets, including Australia, Israel and China.
Perrigo Nutritionals, located in Georgia, VT is looking to add a Microbiology Analyst to our team.
The successful candidate will be able to work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with current GLP’s, SOP’s, analytical methods, and work instructions. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are desired. A thorough understanding of aseptic technique is essential. Microbiological testing is performed on raw materials, in-process samples, finished products, water samples, and environmental swab samples. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Daily, monthly, and quarterly cleaning and sanitizing of assigned laboratory areas
- Media preparation and use of autoclaves
- Collecting environmental samples
- Compositing of finished product and raw material samples
- Bacterial enumeration using pour plate, spread plate, Petrifilm, and MPN methods.
- Pathogen detection using cultural, ELISA, and PCR methods.
- Bacterial identification via Vitek
- Allergen testing
- Documentation and data entry of final results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Three years experience in a microbiology, pharmaceutical or clinical laboratory is preferred.
A four-year college degree in Microbiology or Biological Science. Consideration may be given to those who hold 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience.
An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V
Internal applicants can apply by end of day May 15, 2017 to be considered.
Internal applicants' direct supervisor and senior management will be notified by the talent acquisition team upon candidacy.