CTG QA Microbiologist in Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Title: QA Microbiologist

Location: US-PA-Myerstown

Job Number: 18202778

CTG is seeking a QA Microbiologist to work at their clients site in Myerstown, PA 17067. This is a 12 month contract position that has the potential to extend longer.

DEPARTMENT/TEAM DESCRIPTION

Microbiology Team working in a fast paced environment, supporting manufacturing and packaging of OTC Drug and Nutritional products, across multiple shifts, by performing all aspects of Microbiological testing.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is in the Quality Assurance department and the incumbent will be expected to continuously learn Quality Assurance systems, manufacturing, and effectively engage in relationships with peers in the laboratories, Manufacturing/Production and personnel in other departments as needed. Once the incumbent is assigned specific products on which to perform the quality assurance tests, or provide development or troubleshooting, the incumbent will have considerable impact on results from his/her work. Material can be rejected and manufacturing procedures can be altered significantly either in schedule changes or in process itself. Perform analysis on raw materials, intermediates, purified water systems, environmental monitoring and finished products, following prescribed procedures to provide the information base leading to raw material/intermediates/product disposition. Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving as directed, within the Microbiology area; focus is on Microbiological testing.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform standard qualitative and quantitative analysis on: purchased raw materials, in-process products, pure drug substances and finished pharmaceutical preparations employing standard procedures, in accordance with approved testing procedures of the client, the National Formulary (NF) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).

• Utilize standard "bench" microbiological aseptic technique

• Maintain records of all analysis information of assigned products on data sheets for permanent file and proper entry of information on laboratory forms.

• Evaluate all data obtained from analysis; if discrepancy or deviation occurs, consult with Supervisor and recommend additional testing if necessary.

• Adhere to the pertinent aspects of Corporate and plant safety programs and adhering to GMP’s, ISO standards or other regulations.

• Assist in investigating non-compliance investigations.

• Assist with troubleshooting analytical methodology and instrumentation malfunctions.

• Perform special assignments as directed by supervisor.

• Assist in validation of manufacturing and production lines and equipment pertinent to microbiology (e.g. equipment and room cleaning validation).

• Prepare microbiological testing media/diluents.

• Perform testing of water samples from Purified (Reverse Osmosis) Water, USP systems.

• Perform microbiological environmental monitoring in production areas and in the Microbiology Laboratory.

Qualifications/Education Requirement(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, or related 4 year science degree required.

Skill & Competency Requirements:

• At least 1 year of lab experience is required:

• Assigned within the Microbiology area and/or previous experience in microbiology processes is preferred.

• Knowledge, practical application, and understanding of microbiology are necessary to perform the functions of this position.

• Good documentation practices

• Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment is required.

• Good working knowledge of personal computer skills are required;

• Working knowledge of aseptic techniques, environment monitoring methods, Gram staining and microbiological test methods is required.

• Competencies required: analytical problem solving, work within established policies and procedures, effective written and interpretive communication skills, and organization and planning skills.

Preferences/Nice to Have:

• A working knowledge of statistics, data processing and good manufacturing practices is desirable.

• A thorough understanding of National Formulary (NF); United States Pharmacopoeia (USP); and European Pharmacopoeia (EP) testing procedures, as well as, US Pharmaceutical Industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), quality control methods and procedures preferred.

This position is compensated at $24.00 per hour on a W2 hourly basis (no C2C or 1099's).

Apply below or send your resume to Holly Wilson at holly.wilson@ctg.com. Please reference job 18202778/B-2305 in the subject line.

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.

Qualifications:

CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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