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Microbiologist 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Merieux NutriSciences welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  
Category Microbiology  
Description

Job Overview:
The incumbent is responsible for the testing of food samples using various microbiological analyses. The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines. This position serves as a technical resource and provides ongoing technical support related to the method and process implementations. This position spends the majority of the time or all of their time in diagnostics.

Job Responsibilities:
• Follow appropriate methods and SOPS when conducting sample preparation. Maintain quality control records.
• Read, calculate, record data in the Laboratory Information Management System
• Perform rapid test methods
• Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria.
• Read, enter and evaluate process control samples
• Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
• Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions.
• Weigh the appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures. Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked.
• Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed. Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process.
• Prepare sample for analysis by recording, weighing and blending.
• Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet.
• Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
• Perform confirmation tests on suspect plates or tubes to identify the strain of bacteria.
• Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

 
Position Requirements

The Microbiologist we are looking for has…

1-2 years of experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of the sample.

  • The ability to work collaboratively, as a member of a team, to achieve a common goal
  • A desire to protect themselves, their friends and family, and the entire world from illness caused by foodborne pathogens
  • The flexibility and productivity to work in a fast-paced, often varied environment
  • A strong sense of pride in achieving accurate, timely, and consistent results in their work

Your Mission

  • Work as a member of a team to prepare food samples for testing
  • Carry out a number of procedures including reading test labels and preparing samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending
  • Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed
  • Set up and sterilizing equipment needed for analysis of food samples
  • Work closely with other team members and with the support of a department supervisor
  • Perform other related tasks as needed

Physical Requirements:
The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Microbiology Technician  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Madison, WI  
About the Organization Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.

To learn more about our organization please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCkfhvS4LuA&feature=youtu.be  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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