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Microbiologist (2nd Shift)


Under limited supervision and guidance of the Microbiology management team, the Microbiologist I is responsible for the following duties:

  • Performs routine microbiological testing of products, raw materials, components and controlled environments according to site Standard Operating Procedures and compendial methods.
  • Knowledge of or experience in the following:
  • Method Suitability and routine:
  • Sterility Testing by Membrane Filtration and Direct Inoculation
  • Bioburden Testing by Membrane Filtration and Pour Plate Method (formulated product, raw materials and packaging components)
  • Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
  • Bacterial Endotoxin Testing
  • Sampling of sterile raw materials
  • Total Heterotrophic Plate Count of potable and Process Water
  • Preparation, Sterilization, Incubation, and Growth Promotion of culture media
  • Preparation and inventory of cultures for routine use
  • Disinfectants and lethality studies
  • Population Determination and Testing of Biological Indicators; operation of autoclaves
  • Identification of microbial organisms
  • Documents routine procedures following laboratory and company guidelines.
  • Data entry using Good Documentation Practices
  • Assists in non-conformance investigations including deviations, and OOT/OOS related to product results.
  • Issues and revises GMP documents such as SOP’s, protocols/reports, testing monographs, data sheets, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned
Akorn, Inc
Full time
Salary Range
$47,000.00 - 66,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Somerset, NJ 08873, US