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Microbiology Lab Assistant

Company: Merieux NutriSciences
Location: Madison
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Microbiology TechnicianMadison, WisconsinRegularMERIEUX NUTRISCIENCESM--rieux NutriSciences is a solution *provider dedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products.* Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world".We are looking for a Lab Production- Microbiology Technician at our Madison, WI Lab.Purpose (Objective): The incumbent prepares sample for processing and maintains documentation of process to facilitate analysis procedures.Main activities:

  • Read plates and tubes, as required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample
    • Record findings on worksheet for verification
      • 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 sample for analysis by recording, weighing, and blending
              • Collect plates and place them in the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature
                • Prepare media and broth for use in pathogen testing as required
                  • Sterilize materials needed for analysis. Autoclave plates before discarding
                    • Perform food poisoning, pH and other analysis tests on sample when requested by the client
                      • Ensure that media and materials are prepared for the next testing sequence
                        • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
                          • Set up equipment and materials needed for analysis
                            • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
                              • Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized
                                • Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required
                                  • 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 neededKnowledge: The incumbent should have a basic knowledge of microbiology or lab science to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): High School Diploma or equivalent with 1 year relevent work experience required or, Associates degree preferred. The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of lab science to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results. A basic knowledge of personal computers is useful to accurately enter testing data and results. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment. Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.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.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.Apply now to the link below!Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, TemporaryPay: $17.00 per hourBenefits:
                                      • 401(k)
                                      • Dental insurance
                                      • Health insurance
                                      • Paid time off
                                      • Parental leave
                                      • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                                        • 10 hour shift
                                        • 8 hour shift
                                        • Monday to Friday
                                        • Overtime
                                        • Weekend availabilityEducation:
                                          • High school or equivalent (Required)Work Location:
                                            • One locationWork Remotely:
                                              • NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: Merieux NutriSciences, Madison , Microbiology Lab Assistant, Healthcare , Madison, Wisconsin

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