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Lead Microbiologist

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Lead Microbiologist for their manufacturing facility in central Illinois. Our client is a leading global manufacturing company that pride themselves on innovation, quality, exceptional workplace culture, and growth potential.Responsibilities:Create schedule and assign daily duties for Micro Lab AnalystsTrain new employees on Micro Lab policies and proceduresResponsible for GLP, including equipment monitoring and calibration as well as media preparation and biohazard disposalCoordinate audit activities for Micro Lab (pre-audit, during audit, and post audit)Manage daily compliance of ISO 17025 standardsEvaluate, develop, implement, and maintain testing procedures and programs.Ensure all microbiological methods meet compliance requirementsPerform microbiological testing in the laboratory and work to develop new microbiological assays for in-house testingInterpret microbiological data generated both internally and by third party testing facilities; report data and trends and initiate appropriate follow-up actionsTroubleshoot all testing/sampling abnormalities to ensure proper results are reported; initiate proper guidelines for corrective/preventative action immediatelyInvestigate product holds for microbiological reasons and make recommendations for appropriate actions based on scientific findings and/or companyPerform daily plant/lab inspections and manage the facilities environmental testing program; analyze results to ensure a microbiologically sound environment for productionQualifications & Requirements:4+ years' of progressive food or beverage manufacturing experience highly preferred.Advanced knowledge of PCR technique and proficiency interpreting results.MUST have a PhD in Microbiology.Strong experience with ISO 17025 Laboratory Standard.Strong knowledge of GMP and HACCPMust have a quality and safety centered approach!

Keywords: The Judge Group, Austin , Lead Microbiologist, Other , Austin, Texas

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