Supervisor, QC Microbiology (2nd shift)

Phoenix, AZ
Jul 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Other Locations:US- AZ- Phoenix

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Purpose and Scope of Position

The Supervisor, QC Microbiology Environmental Control supervises and oversees the activities and

personnel in the Environmental Control group as they perform routine and non-routine

microbiological testing in support of sterile product manufacturing. Trends results within a lab

environmental, reviews documents, trains company personnel, writes procedures, protocols,

investigations and CAPA's. This includes carrying out responsibilities independently in accordance

with the organization's policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws and ensure

compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP), USP, EU and other regulatory

requirements at all times.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 Ability to deal appropriately with Regulatory agencies.

 Flexibility and ability to multi-task.

 Advanced knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP), USP, EU and other

global regulatory requirements.

 Advanced knowledge of OSHA and DEA.

 Advanced written skills, ability to interpret and write complex documents.

 Advanced communication skills.

 Advanced MS Word, Outlook, Excel, MS PowerPoint, Visio.

 Advanced problem Solving skills.

 Strong organization and time management.

 Strong critical reasoning and decision making.

 Strong teamwork and facilitation skills.

 Able to develop and motivate others delegate and solve routine problems.

 Ability to gown and maintain a sterile work environment.

 Ability to pass an initial full physical with annual monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure employees are properly trained and qualified.

 Train and mentor subordinates and other department analysts.

 Provide performance evaluations and support career development of direct reports.

 Participates in aseptic process qualifications: Aseptic gowning, Media fills.

 Documents, Tracks, and Trends test results:

Performs review of critical cGMP documents supporting batch release and controlled area status.

 Creates, maintains, and delivers controlled and aseptic area training modules.

 Serve as author and/or technical reviewer of department operating procedures.

 Oversee and prepare written monthly/yearly QC Microbiology environmental trend reports.

Prepare protocol, summary, document change and investigational reports as needed.

 Assign weekly job responsibilities to analysts performing routine and non-routine environmental

control functions and ensure all tasks are performed timely and correctly.

 Utilize scientific principles to assist in troubleshooting and problem solving for EC microbiology


Lab Duties:

 Perform Media Fill Growth Promotion.

 Plans and develops special project work.

 Perform microbial isolation techniques and perform Gram stain identifications.

 Initiate and performs Deviation Investigations/CAPA's associated with Microbiological testing.

Act as liaison with other departments by representing QC Microbiology at cross functional team meetings.

 Write and review Technical and business documents.

 Effectively communicates with department management and cross-functional management.

 Perform QC Microbiology related Deviation Investigations and Corrective Actions.

 Serve as author and/or technical reviewer of department operating procedures.

 Oversee and prepare written monthly/yearly QC Microbiology environmental trend reports.

 Prepare protocol, summary, document change and investigational reports as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

 Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in Microbiology or related science.

 4 years' relevant work experience required, preferably in a Pharmaceutical manufacturing

environment with cGMP requirements.

 An equivalent combination of experience/education is acceptable.

Working Conditions

 This position involves being fully gowned for extended periods of time within a restrictive

movement environment. This may include standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, balancing,

pushing, pulling, lifting (NMT 25lb), or carrying (NMT 25lb).

 This may also include concentrating, remembering names, effective verbal and/or written

communication, analytical thinking, decision making, and adapting to change.

 This position involves working conditions with constricted personnel movements for up to 2

hours a day.

 This position works within controlled environments with strict gown and gloves requirements.

 Requires >10% of the time travel for growth improvements.

 Will be required to wear uniform/ PPE to work in a manufacturing, warehouse, or laboratory


 Will be required to properly handle cytotoxic materials.

Definitions and Abbreviations

 United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

 European Union (EU)

 Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP)

 British Pharmacopeia (BP)

 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

 US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

 Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the

person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those

functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities

assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or

secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform

any other job-related duties as requested by management.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.