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Microbiologist I

Merieux NutriSciences Corporation
Gainesville, FL
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Microbiology/Virology
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Microbiologist I

Gainesville Analytical Laboratory



As a trusted partner, our Public Health mission is to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable. Throughout our global network in 27 countries, we offer to our customers a wide range of testing and innovative solutions dedicated to preventing health risks related to food, environment and consumer goods. External growth has been a key pillar of our history with more than 40 acquisitions completed in the last 10 years.

If you want to contribute to an inspiring long-term purpose, to be part of a fast growing company on a high-value market with significant build-up opportunities, and to grow in an entrepreneurial and warm environment, join us!


We are looking for a Microbiologist I in 2183 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, FL 32641 USA. Your mission will be to:

The incumbent is responsible for the testing of samples using various microbiological analyses. The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines. This position serves as a technical resource and provides ongoing technical support related to method and process implementations. This position spends the majority of time or all of their time in diagnostics.

Main activities

Follow appropriate methods and SOPS on all tasks.Maintain quality control records

Read, calculate, record data inLaboratory Information Management System

Perform rapid test methods

Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria

Read, enter and evaluate process control samples

Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities

Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions

Weigh appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures.Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked

Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed.Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process

Prepare samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending

Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client.Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet

Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process

Perform confirmation tests on suspect plates or tubes to identify the strain of bacteria

Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required

Update equipment records on forms ore in software systems as needed

Must keep up-to-date on assigned training

Adhere to all safety policies

Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system.

Perform other related tasks as needed

Any time, the incumbent must behave and operate in an ethical and Code of Conduct compliant manner.


Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.

Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): 1- 2 years of experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of samples. Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred or equivalent work experience.

Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices is required to ensure a safe working environment. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work within teams.

Work Environment: The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.

Start Time: 11AM

Pay Range: $17.50-$20.00/ hr


* Because you would contribute to an inspiring Public Health purpose, supported by long-term and visionary shareholders.
* Because you would have an impact on our strategic pillars that build on 50 years of experience and expertise.
* Because you would be part of a community of an enthusiastic and skilled group of people who love co-building together and serving a purpose bigger than them.
* Because you would be welcome as you are, in a diverse and open-minded environment that is rich in our singularities and differences.
* Because you would grow in an international group of more than 8200 fantastic team members, with plenty of opportunities to learn and share.

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