Microbiologist

Catalent Woodstock, IL
Job Description

Position Summary

Catalent is looking to recruit a Microbiologist to join a growing Quality team in Woodstock, IL.

The Microbiologist, reporting to the Microbiology Lab Manager, will be instrumental in performing microbiological analyses, water sampling (DI water and WFI), in-process bioburden testing of raw materials and bulk product, final product endotoxin and sterility testing, investigating out-of-limit or out-of-specification test results, and providing lab support for validation and business development activities.

The Microbiologist will also perform growth promotion testing of liquid and plated media, bacteriostasis/fungistasis testing, and the identification of microbial isolates using genetic sequencing instrumentation.

In concert with Catalent's Patient First philosophy, this role is paramount to ensure that quality products are tested, released, and reviewed in a timely manner to yield safe drug products for patients.

The Role

* Compile and interpret data and results of microbiological and environmental monitoring tests

* Compose robust investigations for microbiology, environmental monitoring, and support of manufacturing investigations

* Maintain, clean, and sterilize laboratory instruments and equipment (i.e. incubators, autoclaves, ovens, vacuum pumps, etc.)

* Draft technical reports, graphs, and charts per cGMP requirements to record experimental results

The Candidate

* Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or Biological Sciences

* 1-4 years' industry experience with a robust understanding of regulatory requirements

* Previous pharmaceutical experience desired, but food or other regulated industry will be considered

* High attention to detail, ability to work multiple different projects at once, aptitude for shifting gears quickly, and the ability to adapt to change

* Must be able to work Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Catalent's standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

* Leads with Integrity and Respect

* Delivers Results

* Demonstrates Business Acumen

* Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

* Champions Change

* Engages and Inspires

* Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

* Potential for career growth within an expanding Quality team

* Defined career path and annual performance review & feedback process

* Cross functional exposure to other areas of Quality and Production

* Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

* 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™

Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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