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The Job

Specific is seeking a Microbiologist with experience in broth microdilution assays. You will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company. The role includes contributing to the clinical trial for a cutting-edge In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) platform. Ideally, you have proven expertise in planning and executing laboratory experiments, data acquisition, and data interpretation. Responsibilities include:

  • Processing and testing microbiological specimen samples using aseptic technique and lab safety protocols.
  • Performing broth microdilution assays to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration for an antibiotic via manual method.
  • 1 year of microbiology experience (preferred).
  • Working hours are 9A-5:30P M-F. This is mainly a laboratory-based role. There are extra rewards associated with contract completion.
  • Perform a variety of standardized tests within microbiology department. Perform microbiological examinations for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria from blood cultures
  • Working independently and as a member of a cross-functional team to support microbiology research and development
  • Authoring and reviewing protocols, reports, SOPs, work instructions, and other product-related documents
  • Performing other quality control procedures to assure the operational accuracy of equipment and test reproducibility

The job requires knowledge and proficiency in standard microbiological methods such as serial dilution and enumeration of microorganisms, stocking frozen strains, isolation, and identification of pathogenic microorganisms, preparation and sterilization of culture media, aseptic techniques, and broth microdilution assays.


We are adding only the most exceptional talent to our outstanding team of engineers and scientists. You should have a track record of success in your education and projects, along with the following characteristics and skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Microbiology or related science discipline with relevant microbiology experience (preferred).
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory experience is a plus.
  • Self-motivated with proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and evaluation of new technologies and procedures.
  • Minimum, 1 year of laboratory bench experience required.
  • Experience with broth microdilution assays and manually determining the minimum inhibitory concentration. Able to read and accurately record bacteria growth.
  • Able to stay organized and focused with laboratory tasks.
  • Knowledge of accepted clinical laboratory practice and procedures including handling of potentially infectious material (preferred).
  • Experienced with the standard tools and methods of microbiology, such as pipetting, plating, identification, media preparation, including working in anaerobic environments.
  • Strong focus and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize accuracy while following best practices in a fast-paced industrial laboratory environment.
  • Ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with team members across various levels of technical expertise, from technicians through advanced scientists.
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis, full fluency (verbal and written) of the English language is a must.
  • Knowledge of computer skills, quality control, and instrument maintenance. A team player that works well independently as well as part of a team and functions well in a fast-paced biotech start-up.


Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$69,000.00 - 104,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
San Jose, CA 95199, US