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Biologist/Microbiologist - QC

Eli Lilly and Company
Durham, North Carolina
Start date
Mar 23, 2023

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Quality, Quality Control, Science/R&D, Biology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview ​

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Brand Description:

Lilly is a fortune 500 company in operation for over 140 years creating high-quality medicines for our patients while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People in everything that we do. 

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device, and Packaging Assembly Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina.  This is an exciting opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art facility and Quality System from the ground up. 

The Microbiologist/biologist performs accurate and timely testing of routine and some non-routine lab samples in accordance with appropriate GMP and safety guidelines.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Verify (SPV) analytical data of other analysts within the lab as requested.
  • Responsible for performing microbiological testing of water and product samples, clean steam, environmental monitoring, and compressed gases per established testing procedures and protocols.
  • Documentation of testing activities per cGMP requirements.
  • Performance of all activities according to established procedures and training program.
  • Adhere to all Environmental, Health, and Safety standards.
  • Maintain inventory of all supplies and consumables for the laboratory.
  • Engages/leads continuous improvement activities.
  • Complies with all procedures, methods, and other regulatory commitments.

Basic Requirements (Education, Experience, Training)

  • Bachelor (4-year college) degree in Biology, Microbiology, or a related science
  • Relevant experience in a GMP Microbiology lab.

Additional Preferences:

  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of compliance requirements and regulatory expectations
  • Knowledge and experience with laboratory testing techniques practices in support of testing for Endotoxin, Bioburden, Sterility, Identification techniques, TOC, Conductivity, Nitrates, Growth Promotion and Biological Indicator testing. Also, an understanding of aseptic techniques, environmental monitoring, and utilities monitoring.
  • Ability to focus on continuous improvement.
  • Effective time management
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Tasks may require repetitive motion (e.g., keyboarding).
  • Technical writing and written communication skills are a plus.

Other Information:

  • 8 hour days – Monday through Friday
  • Minimal travel required.
  • Flexible schedule and available to work weekends and overtime.
  • Ability to work in various areas within the site.  Some allergens are present in the parenteral plant.
  • Minimal travel required
  • Post Offer testing exam may be required.
  • Position is first shift, but second shift work may be required. 

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 


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