18 days old

Microbiologist III

Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the worlds largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the worlds largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and weve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!


We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Tuition Assistance.). This position is located at our facility in the International Center, near the Salt Lake City International Airport (4745 Wiley Post Way, 84116). For more on Teva, check us out at www.tevapharm.com or www.tevausa.com.


Performs advanced microbiological testing on water, bulk pharmaceutical chemicals and drug products; collects samples and prepares standard and sample solutions; maintains appropriate records; provides lead supervision and training to more junior staff; and performs highly technical and specialized duties.


Essential Job Functions:
This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
  • Collects purified water samples from the various USP Purified Water Loops used to manufacture or test drug products.
  • Prepares media used in the microbiological testing of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals,drug products and components.
  • Prepares samples for shipment to outside contract laboratory for microbiological testing.
  • Performs advanced microbiological testing on water, bulk pharmaceutical chemicals and drug products.
  • Collects environmental samples for microbiological analysis.
  • Validates microbiology test methods.
  • Reviews data generated by other Microbiologists.
  • Trains Junior Microbiologist on microbiology test methods.
  • Drafts Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the microbiology laboratory.
  • Prepares written reports of any investigations conducted.
  • Ensures compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) requirements at all times.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Skills:


Knowledge of:

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Microbiology and microbiological test method development and validation.
  • Sampling methods, automated identification and quality control systems.
  • Classical microbiology techniques (i.e. gram staining, pour and streak plating, culture maintenance, aseptic techniques).
  • Microscope, autoclave, and laminar flow hood usage.
  • Mathematics and statistics.
  • Sample preparation techniques.
  • Computer applications and programs.


Skill in:

  • Reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Reading, understanding and compliance with Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.
  • Operating a personal computer.
  • Providing leadership and training to all levels of the Microbiologist position.
  • Assisting in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Accurately performing routine testing procedures, as scheduled.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class are subject to
extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 50pounds, vision to
monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Incumbents may be exposed to or work with toxic
materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment. Work is performed in
laboratory environments.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or
related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years
of professional experience in a pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory; or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.




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Posted: 2020-01-04 Expires: 2020-02-15

Join us at the forefront of pharmaceutical research and production. With state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled colleagues, and a high-powered organizational culture, Teva offers you countless possibilities to make a real difference in people's lives and add value to your career.

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