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Supervisor, Microbiology QC - ABQ

Company: Curia
Location: Amityville
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary :

Scheduled and coordinated the daily activities of the Microbiology Analysts and technicians. Provides training in test procedures. Maintains the inventory of supplies and monitors the performance of equipment. Provides direct support to the Microbiology Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Complete training and/or qualification in all microbiology test methods and operation of equipment related to microbiology testing and environmental monitoring and isolate identification. Direct daily activities through the assignment of tasks/samples and coordination of analysts and technicians. Assist the Microbiology Manager in the training of regular or temporary personnel.
  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions, inadequate sample or test documentation, sample processing deviations, and problems with method; inform the Microbiology Manager of the same. Monitor inventories of reagents, media and test materials aseptically processed with the lab and direct their preparation; prepare requisitions for the same. Review and approve attendance reports and vacation schedules; implement disciplinary actions as required
  • Prepare and/or revise microbiology procedures as required. Coordinate quarterly gamma sterilization dose audits. Coordinate BI qualification and maintain inventory.
  • Coordinate quarterly bioburden audits. Maintain schedule of routine analyses, e.g., annual growth promotion, water testing, biennial B/F. Perform cGMP documentation and calculations; prepare preliminary investigations and support full investigations as requested.
  • Support the Microbiology Manager during regulatory or customer audits. Support R&D and Technical Services activities. Support the Laboratory Systems Supervisor with related activities.
  • Coordinate microbiology studies, and prepare protocols and summary reports as requested by the Microbiology Manager or Associate Director, Laboratories. Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Directly supervises micro analysts.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    A Bachelor of Science i n Biology or other scientific fields of study is required. Working knowledge of GMPs/pharmaceutical environments is desirable. Supervisor experience preferred.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write clearly. Ability to speak effectively. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to apply basic math concepts.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

    Computer Skills

    Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access, as this individual will perform work within these systems on a routine basis.

    Other Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to organize a time to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement technical writing and instructions.
  • Effective interpersonal relation skills, while maintaining the adaptability to achieve company goals
  • Verbally expresses ideas and facts in a clear, logical, concise, and accepted grammatical style.

    Other Qualifications

    Must pass a background check

    Must pass a drug screen

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use their hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    All interested applicants must apply online. Curia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

    Note This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.

Keywords: Curia, New Haven , Supervisor, Microbiology QC - ABQ, Other , Amityville, Connecticut

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