Microbiology Technician

Organization
Piramal Pharma Solutions, Inc.
Job Location
Lexington, KY
Job Description

The Microbiology Technician is responsible for performing and maintaining the environmental monitoring programs for the facilities and water systems used at Piramal Pharma Solutions - Lexington. The Microbiology Technician will aide Microbiology Staff in sample collection, operation of test equipment, and trend data entry to facilitate the compliance aspect of the microbiology laboratory.
Primary Responsibilities

•Perform environmental monitoring throughout batch production. 
•Support continuous improvements and identify trends. 
•Assist in the performance and documentation for environmental monitoring of the facilities and water systems in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures. 
•Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance. 
•Aide in completion of environmental monitoring related investigations through coordination and communications with other applicable departments. 
•Assist in Microbiology material inventory maintenance. 
•Assist in keeping all documentation current within the Microbiology Laboratory including cGMP documentation. 
•Assist in the coordination of batch manufacturing items with Operations and other applicable departments. 
•Assist in the performance and documentation for Cleaning Verification sample collection and analysis in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and applicable Test Methods. 
•Provide support to facility to resolve nonconformance issues and identify corrective and preventative actions as related to environmental monitoring excursions. 
•Maintain laboratory instrumentation required for testing. 
•Assist in the review of test data and report any deviations to management. 
•Interact and coordinate activities with other departments and external vendors to support and meet the facility goals and objectives. 
•Participate in projects involving the Quality Control and/or Microbiology departments. 
•Handle and dispose of biohazard material in compliance with OSHA and Standard Operating Procedures. 
•Perform other related duties as required and assigned by Microbiology Management. 



Requirements: 

Qualifications 

•HS Diploma or equivalent is required. 
•Bachelor's Degree or greater in Biology or related sciences preferred. 
•Must be detail oriented team player with skill set in planning/prioritization, analytical thinking, organization, and execution. 
•Working knowledge and practical experience with good laboratory practices and competency with microbiology techniques such as Gram staining, isolation plating, aseptic practice, and microorganism identification methods. 
•Experience with common microbiology lab instrumentation is ideal, including but not limited to autoclaves, light microscopes, and biohazard safety cabinets. 
•Practical hands on experience with basic lab equipment such as pH meters, balances, water baths and other equipment common to microbiology methods. 
•Must have novice level proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) 
•Must understand basic lab safety, bio-hazard and chemical waste disposal practices. 
•Training in cGMP is preferred. 
Why Piramal? Our People and Technology 
Working at Piramal will provide you with the opportunity to work in a brand new, state of the art laboratory surrounded by talented, hardworking, team-oriented professionals.
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