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Posted on 25th October 2018

Quality Control Laboratory Technician II – Microbiology

United States
Quality
Permanent
1221

About Curium:

Curium was formed in 2017 through the union of IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC.  Curium is a world-class nuclear medicine solutions provider with over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are proud to service over 14 million patients worldwide each year and strive to provide best-in-class quality products and exceptional, reliable service.  

Our diverse group of industry experts is unified under one strong and singular focus – to develop, manufacture and supply SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to customers around the globe.  In fact, we have over 6,000 customers in over 70 countries world-wide. 

At Curium, every single dose counts in helping doctors and patients diagnose and treat disease.  That means every single employee counts toward meeting this unified objective to help each patient live “Life Forward”.  We have an amazing team that lives by our core values every single day – integrity, commitment and collaboration.  Our North American headquarters is located in Maryland Heights, MO.  Come grow with us!

Summary of Position:

Perform assigned quality control activities within the Microbiology Department in order to comply with applicable SOP’s and cGMPs. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must have the ability to work collaboratively, multitask, and adapt to changing priorities and schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Employ aseptic techniques in the performance of testing per USP and Curium Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Standard Test Methods (STM) for Sterility, Endotoxin, Bioburden on drug products, intermediates and raw materials.
  • Perform Growth Promotion testing per USP Method on various microbiological media.
  • Prepare and analyze Biological Indicators in support of various Validation and Qualification activities.
  • Read plates to quantify microbial growth and subculture pure isolates as required.
  • Data entry and review in Laboratory Management Systems (LIMS).
  • General laboratory housekeeping duties.
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure the consistent and timely completion of all testing and other tasks in support of business needs.
  • Assist with laboratory investigations, root cause analysis, and implementation of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Ensure a safe and quality-minded working environment through conformance with training, general awareness, and compliance to safety/Quality guidelines and SOPs.
  • Ensure the maintenance of their department, premises, and equipment.
  • Perform all work in compliance with site safety and radiation protection guidelines. 
  • Attend mandatory trainings as required by site regulatory requirements and management.
  • Perform other general duties associated with the position as required by supervision. 
  • Work Shift:  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree or completion of 4 college-level life science courses required. 
  • 1-2 years of overall related experience required, one to two years of experience in a Microbiology Quality Control Laboratory required.
  • General quality / production experience in a cGMP / FDA regulated facility is required.
  • Good interpersonal skills, good hands on, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Good computer skills, including utilizing personal computers and data entry programs.
  • Ability to work independently and with others to accomplish goals and priorities.
  • Flexibility and teamwork skills.
  • High level of energy and regular, consistent attendance.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment, coupled with approximately 80% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment.
  • Close attention to detail required.
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours. 
  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs without accommodation. 
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.
  • Willingness to perform in vivo testing in support of product efficacy and quality.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

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