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Microbiologist - R & D

Advanced Testing Laboratory, Inc
Cincinnati, OH
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Microbiology/Virology
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Microbiologist - R & DPosition Overview

At ATL, exceptional is our ordinary! As a leader in scientific sourcing for more than 30 years, we employ diverse talent including complex scientific roles and operational and leadership professionals. We're currently looking for a Senior Microbiologist - R& D to join our growing team. Ideal candidates are engaged in our purpose, motivated to exceed client expectations, focused on continuous improvement, and able to communicate well with members across the organization.

What You'll Do
  • Microbiological efficacy testing of cleaning products via execution of client protocols, using both routine practices and client-specific methodology
  • Microbiological techniques: diluting, plating, counting colonies, culturing (via a variety of media and preparations), plate pouring, plate streaking
  • Identification of organisms through routine means (gram staining) and identification via mass spectrometry (MSID)
  • Completion of daily test assignments
  • Completion of daily tasks and side work (test prep, data collection, input of data to ELN)
  • Order media and maintain inventory as needed
  • Maintain schedule and ensure completeness of organism prep
  • Escalation of troubleshooting needs and instrumentation issues to the client
  • Completion of lab work in the expected timeframe, as defined by the client
  • Recording data (Electronic lab notebook system); and peer review of others' ELN entries daily.
  • Lab maintenance as necessary: lab deep cleans, media ordering, making stock solutions, stocking of consumable materials, proper storage of research materials, and organization of lab reagents
  • Daily calibrations of instrumentation as needed; logbook entries, reporting out-of-spec instrumentation to client sponsor
  • Utilizing safe waste disposal practices in accordance with site regulations and waste vendor.
What You'll Need
  • BS in a Scientific degree field; Degree in Microbiology preferred
  • Chemistry, Microbiology, and/or Molecular Biology experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently on multiple research projects
  • Capability to generate specific SOP's
  • Data management and data analysis experience
  • Experience in troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Familiarity with tenets of the microbiology skillset described above
  • Open communication regarding status of samples, experiments, and instrumentation, with other team members and the client
  • Ability and interest to work in a highly supervised environment, to complete experimentation and meet client needs.
  • Familiarity learning basic computer software (may be instrument-related); familiarity with Microsoft Excel
What You'll Receive
  • Career Mobility & Ongoing Development
  • Collaborative & Supportive Culture
  • Advanced & Emerging Technologies
  • Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Workplace
  • Competitive Wages & Benefits
ATL offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pet Insurance, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with company contribution, Paid Time Off, and an Associate Assistance Plan. In addition, we offer a competitive salary and the advantage of a professional environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. AT ATL, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. ATL strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
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