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Research & Development Microbiology Technician


This is a Contract position in Windsor, CO posted October 13, 2021.

Key Responsibilities The R&D Microbiology Technician will apply technical knowledge working toward multiple project goals and objectives within established timelines.


Perform laboratory tasks using general microbiological laboratory techniques.

Perform appropriate practices and procedures in line with standard operating procedures.

Maintain laboratory records in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards.

Prepare microbiological media, reagents, glassware, and process contaminated materials.

Perform antimicrobial testing/screening, Preservative efficacy Testing and Microbial Quality testing Read and interpret microbiological test results.

Maintain an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies.

Manage hazardous waste disposal.

Maintain, monitor and clean laboratory equipment as necessary.

Operate autoclaves, pH meter, balance, purified water and mixing equipment.

Maintain chemical inventory.

Order laboratory supplies and chemicals.

Maintain MSDS files and chemical inventory database Review existing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures related to role.

Maintain a clean, safe and organized laboratory.

Follow all safety rules and safe operating procedures.

Perform additional duties as directed or assigned by the microbiology supervisor.

Perform basic mathematics (addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, dilutions, ratios, and percentages).

Experience in QC checks for media and IQ/OQ/PQ.

Qualifications High School diploma with at least 5 years of lab experience or Associates Degree in Science with 1-2 years related experience in a laboratory setting Knowledge or experience of the Consumer Products market.

Good organizational and problem-solving skills Good interpersonal skills Strong oral communication skills to effectively provide feedback to project teams or immediate supervisor.

Strong written communication skills for accurate data entry and concise lab reports Results-oriented and self-motivating, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change Timely execution of multiple project objectives within established timelines Desire to learn, apply, and enhance skill set while seeking new opportunities Good networking and communication skills GLP/GMP experience a plus.

Knowledge of common software applications, including MSOffice and other related computer skills Hands-on experience working in a microbiology or virology lab environment preferred.

Knowledge of aseptic techniques a plus.

Ability to follow detailed directions and perform procedures accurately and efficiently; work independently and with a team; maintain good working relationship with other staff.

Competencies Ethical Conduct Communication Proficiency Collaboration Skills Reliability Attention to Detail & Deadlines Organized & Professional