QO Laboratory Analyst – Microbiology
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.The QO Laboratory Analyst supports routine testing and review of microbiology data in a GMP environment. RESPONSIBILITIES:Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials, qualified utilities, APIs, and/or finished product samples in support of the company”s quality program in the microbiology laboratory. Maintains and supports microbiological programs including release/stability testing, environmental monitoring, sanitization/sterilization validation, media prep, and growth promotion. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. Participates in laboratory investigations as required. This position may also be responsible for writing routine protocols or conducting assay, process, or instrument qualifications. The applicant may train others as skills and knowledge allow.The successful candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in at least 2 or more microbiological disciplines (e.g. sterility, endotoxins, microcount/bioburden/pathogens, utility testing, environmental monitoring, media prep, micro ID, growth promotion, etc.) as required by the business unit. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated the ability to quickly learn new skills/techniques. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Must demonstrate flexibility/agility and engagement in a changing environment. The candidate is expected to display good laboratory technique to avoid cross-contamination or misidentification of samples. Able to comprehend and perform both routine and non-routine analyses from compendial and internal sources.These positions may require colleagues to work weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs. QUALIFICATIONS:AAS or BA/BS in Microbiology, Biology, or related science preferred.Previous QA/QC experience in a GMP Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment desired.NOTE: Candidate must not be cephalosporin/penicillin sensitive.Apply for this job.