Microbiologist I (12 Hr Rotating Shift)

McPherson, Kansas
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


  • The BQ area is responsible for quality control testing of finished products, raw materials, and critical environment monitoring in the McPherson plant.  This area also provides technical and analytical support for plant project and validation studies.


  • Performs standard microbiological and bioassay tests for conformance to company and compendial specifications.

  • Uses a variety of standard laboratory equipment and instrumentation.

  • Follows directions precisely and documents findings in writing and in real time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, or a related scientific field.

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical micro laboratory (Introductory position).

  • Competent knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles of scientific method and laboratory procedure.

  • Computer friendly and some familiarity with common packages such as found in MS Office desired.


  • Performs microbiological testing such as final sterility, potency assays, endotoxin, bioburden, AMC, growth promotion, and B & F on  raw materials, excipients, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for in-process and final product using standardized and validated methods per company, compendia and regulatory requirements . 

  • Prepares materials necessary for performing and executing validations.  Assures instruments are calibrated within specifications and function properly in accordance to SOPS.

  • Assures microbiological media are properly qualified, prepared and tested for sterility and growth promotion, assuring confidence of usage in preparation of product testing and environmental monitoring.

  • Maintains records of all analysis information of assigned products on data sheets and or LIMS for permanent file and proper entry of information on laboratory forms assuring data integrity is maintained throughout all processes.

  • Maintains a clean and organized laboratory environment.

  • Cooperates well with fellow colleagues and other departments.

  • Any other duties as assigned by Group Lead, Supervisor or management designee.


  • Schedules will vary depending on production and testing requirements; flexibility is required.

  • Overtime and weekend work may be required.


  • Last day to apply: 8/4/2021

  • Employee Referral Bonus eligible


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