Microbiologist

Job Description:

Perform microbiological tests on environmental/food related samples and implement new methods.

Duties:

  • Organize daily work activities by priorities and holding times.
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment by maintaining aseptic methods and protocols; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Prepare cultures by obtaining in-process and finished product samples.
  • Perform common microbiological tests such as total coliforms, fecal coliforms, enterococci, salmonella, total plate count, etc. on drinking water, waste water and other environmental matrices and food related matrices.
  • Identify micro-organisms by conducting microscopic examinations.
  • Ability to communicate with other chemists, project managers, QA Manager and other personnel
  • Multitasking and performing other chemical testing duties in the general chemistry department may be required
  • Document results and quality control procedures and enter data in LIMS.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.
  • Develop new microbiological methods not currently online at the laboratory and write standard operating procedures for them in conjunction with QA department.
  • Follow strict Quality Assurance operations according to company's Quality System.

Requirements/Skills/Qualifications:

  • BS in Microbiology or related discipline or previous experience in a microbiology laboratory.
  • Knowledge of PCR techniques and instrumentation is desirable.
  • Familiar with Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and FDA BAM methods is desirable.
  • Ability to multitask and to work as part of a team.
  • Must be willing to work in a flexible schedule that could include weekends

Please apply by email to or by fax at 626-336-2634. This is a permanent full time position. Weck Laboratories, Inc. offers competitive benefit package, including medical and life insurance, dental coverage, 401K plan and flexible spending account. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women/minorities/disabled/veterans encouraged to apply.

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