QC Microbiologist I

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Job Location
Columbus, OH
Job Description

PharmaForce, Inc. is a pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing company based in the Columbus, Ohio area specializing in the sterile injectable market. PharmaForce is wholly owned by parent company, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, a division of Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities). 

Nature and Scope 
This position in the Microbiology Laboratory will be primarily responsible for performing, coordinating and tracking the microbiological testing for in-process and finished products as well as monitoring of controlled manufacturing facilities and utility systems. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

• Plan daily workload to meet requirements. 
• Conduct microbiological testing including Gram stain, microbial identification, LAL, environmental monitoring, growth promotion, microbial limits and water testing. 
• Conduct environmental monitoring activities including air, surface and personnel inside the sterile manufacturing areas. 
• Conducts all water samplings throughout manufacturing facility. 
• Logging, reading and recording samples and data per cGMP and applicable compliance requirements. 
• Calibration, performance verification of small laboratory instruments. 
• Perform media preparation, glassware preparation and operate autoclaves. 
• Documents findings and report discrepancies from standards. 
• Communicate any discrepancies or deviations to management upon discovery. 
• Conducts chart readings daily and changing chart weekly. 
• Ensure all work is performed and documented in accordance with existing company policies, procedures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, health and safety requirements. 
• Maintain and analyzes data in database and conduct trend analysis. 
• Participate in projects identified 
• Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by management. 
• We all must embrace the QUALITY culture.



• Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, or equivalent Life Science curriculum required. 
• One year experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred. 
• Strong ability to work independently and as a team. 
• Ability to learn clean room technology and use of aseptic technique. 
• Organized individual with strong attention to detail. 
• Excellent communication skills (oral and Written). 
• Working knowledge of MS-Office software and PC Skills Required. 
• Good work ethic and highly motivated. 
• Ability to work overtime as needed. 

Physical Environment and Physical Requirements 

• While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; talk and hear. 
 • Physically able to wear laboratory protective gowning and equipment, including but not limited to gowning, goggles, face shields, respirators, and protective gloves. PPE 
and Respirators are essential for the health and safety of employees. 
• Employees must maintain a clean-shaven appearance each working shift to wear tight-fitting respirators properly. 
• Employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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