Microbiologist in Fair Lawn, NJ at Volt

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $21.6/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description


The position requires the utmost attention to detail, very strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and a basic understanding of microbiology and laboratory instrumentation. In addition, effective communication skills and the ability to function in a fast-paced, highly technical environment with minimal supervision are essential for success. Conducts general microbial and/or biological testing of materials and product for in-process or release purposes, in compliance with all applicable procedures and regulations. Ensures assays are transferred, qualified/validated, and performed under cGMP requirements. Performs a variety of duties related to the efficient and effective functioning of a Quality Control lab.


PCR, qPCR, culture and microbiological assay The successful candidate will be responsible for performing routine environmental monitoring, product testing, and raw material testing.

  • Performs bioburden and endotoxin testing of raw materials, in-process samples and finished products
  • Perform Microbial Limits testing, DNAS, RNAS, Protease testing on Finish product and Bulk raw material
  • Reports any non-conformances.
  • Initiates and/or leads resolution efforts and laboratory investigations.
  • Prepares environmental excursion reports and conducts laboratory investigations.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment; adhere to existing safety protocols and participate in department safety programs
  • Report results through the LIMS system and maintain good recordkeeping.
  • Partner with internal and external customers to assist in problem solving
  • Executes the qualification / validation of microbiological assays.
  • Responsible for routine laboratory upkeep and organization
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, media and reagents inventory for QC laboratory.
  • Adheres to standard operating procedures and good documentation practices to ensure data integrity and traceability.
  • The ideal candidate is self driven and task oriented, and is allowed to work in their own time but will have to meet deadlines.
  • Complies with all applicable company, site and client policies and procedures.
  • Assist in reviews, modifies SOPs and other lab documents as necessary.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and calibration activities on QC instrumentation Knowledge of Analytical instrument and /or analytical testing is preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years relevant laboratory experience or experience in a cGMP/FDA regulated industry.
  • Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member. Demonstrated knowledge in Microbiology and aseptic techniques preferred. Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot as necessary.

This is a contingent/temporary position offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path. 

Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

To learn more about Volt, please visit: http://www.volt.com and to see more of our job postings, please visit: http://jobs.volt.com

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.