Quality Control Microbiologist

United States, Tampa (Florida)


Carries out basic and advanced microbiological techniques in the quality control laboratory including method verification, microbial limits testing, and environmental monitoring.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs, analyzes, and interprets QC and microbial limits testing according to USP and regulatory requirements for raw materials, finished products, and stability samples.
  • Perform environmental monitoring which includes water sampling and testing.
  • Act as a backup to Microbiology Team Leader as needed.
  • Train analysts on microbiology methods and sampling techniques.
  • Performs investigations and completes CAPA in response to laboratory investigations.
  • Manages change controls effectively.
  • Manages/ supports microbiology projects from production or formulations development dept.
  • Actively participates in customer and regulatory audits.
  • Develops and executes validation protocols for test methods and equipment qualification.
  • Author and review SOPs and test methods related to microbiology.
  • Ensure the microbiological integrity of environment, equipment and facilities.
  • Manages product testing based upon internal and customer specifications.
  • Managing 3rd party laboratory testing and reporting of data and EM when necessary.
  • Report on testing results, including CoA’s.
  • Maintain equipment, media, and sample logs as needed.
  • Ensure the micro lab is adequately supplied and maintained.
  • Perform other responsibilities to support the business as requested.
  • Adhere to all defined Safety and Sustainability requirements and expectations and seek clarification whenever Safety and Sustainability requirements and expectations are either unknown or unclear.
  • Promptly report identified Safety and Sustainability issues, problems, deficiencies, errors, incidents, and/or opportunities to management and correct where possible.
  • Stop work where deemed necessary to maintain safety.

Minimum Education Level Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Field of Study:

Microbiology/Science Discipline

Minimum Years Required Experience:


Preferred Field of Experience:

Pharma cGMP

Reference: R48629