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Microbiologist I/II

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Mt. Vernon, IN

Employer:  AstraZeneca
Job Type:  Full Time

Description

The AstraZeneca Mt. Vernon site was established in 1972 and is the flagship site delivering innovative, life changing oral solid medicines. At the site we formulate and pack OSD tablets and capsules for over 60+ markets. The Mt Vernon site is complex, the largest AZ production site in the US with over 700+ employees. We are located in the southwest corner of the state of Indiana, approximately 15 miles from Evansville, Indiana - the third largest city in the state. The Mt. Vernon site is both collaborative and Inclusive . We have several employee resource groups (ERGs) onsite that are aimed at promoting, celebrating, and educating employees about diversity, inclusion, philanthropy, networking, etc. Each of these groups provide employees with opportunities for interactive and engaging events and initiatives which enhance professional development and provide opportunities to engage with likeminded co-workers.

It is important to us that each employee feels welcome to bring their whole self to work every day. Here is a sneak peek of some of "perks" the MTV site offers: on-site fitness center with access to a personal trainer, on-site walking trail, walking desk, on-site basketball court, ping pong, massage chair, lunch & learns, sustainable & ergonomic office working environment, tuition reimbursement, training/ lifelong learning opportunities, book club, dining center with hot meals, snack market, free coffee and hot tea, climate controlled work environment.

Join our Operations team as a Microbiologist I/II, where you will be responsible for routine microbial testing on product, utilities, and environmental monitoring of GMP areas. This role provides routine support to QC Microbiology lab while developing as a subject matter expert (SME) in one or more areas. You will have the opportunity to mentor analysts, lead QC projects, and author/review QC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), protocols, reports, and GMP documents. This role may include shift/weekend work.

Accountabilities:
As a Microbiologist I/II, you will perform data review activities, participate in QC Team Discussions, maintain inventories of reagents, glassware and other supplies, and maintain current, complete, legible notebooks and laboratory records in compliance with good scientific and regulatory practices. You will also be responsible for writing and executing laboratory investigations for known lab errors and Out of Specification (OOS) results using the current electronic deviation system and/or other QC procedures.

Essential Skills/Experience:

Microbiologist I

-Bachelor degree in a scientific or relevant field or a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated relevant experience in Quality Control lab setting.

Microbiologist II
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific or relevant field.
- 2-4 years of laboratory experience
- Demonstrates a strong understanding of QC techniques, methods, and processes.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology or a related discipline
- 3-5 years laboratory experience
- High level of knowledge and competence across multiple pieces of laboratory equipment, or a QC/QA process or system.

Why AstraZeneca?
At AstraZeneca, we take Quality seriously. Our work is important and valued. We are always innovating, trialling the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence in our processes. We are a team of ambitious people who want to go far. We are strong communicators and networkers. With constant exposure to different tasks we're at our best when we're working together as a team. We get our pipeline out to patients sustainably, reliably and safely. The voice of the patient - we certify every batch and ensure manufacturing supplies move without challenges.

Join us now to accelerate our Lean journey and take advantage of the huge opportunities to drive efficiencies in our processes and produce better-quality outputs.

Ready to make an impact? Apply now!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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