Microbiologist (Evening Shift)

San Jose, CA 95134

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: Dj715114817 Compensation: $39-43 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Microbiologist (2nd shift - afternoon/evening)

Location:  San Jose, CA

Hire Type:  Contract

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary: 
This is an estimated 3-6 month contract assignment, working on 2nd shift (afternoons and evenings, Monday - Friday).  Seeking a Microbiology Scientist with experience in microbiology testing, preferably antibacterial susceptibility testing. You will be a key contributor and critical to the success of the company.  As part of the Microbiology team, you will be responsible for testing, documenting, and evaluating instruments and consumables to support the company’s verification and validation studies.  You will be responsible for executing study protocols and documenting the data following GLP and GDP practices.  As part of the Microbiology team, you will help build up toward commercial readiness of our products and will execute laboratory functions as listed below.

Job Duties:
  • Performs microbiological testing for to support ongoing study protocol, testing of instrumentation, antibiotic panels, and other consumables or
  • Analyzes generated data in a timely manner.
  • Writes lab instructions, reports and other documents as needed.
  • Prepares weekly reports to summarize activities and accomplishments clearly and concisely.
  • Performs other microbiology testing procedures including but not limited to preparing bacterial stocks, cultures, and bacterial identification.
  • Handle and dispose of biohazard material in compliance with OSHA and with Biosafety procedures and maintain clean lab environment.
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures and appropriate regulations, including FDA, ISO 13485, and Quality and Product Development procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of laboratory bench experience, preferably in a BSL-2 environment.
  • Experience with the standard tools and methods of microbiology and aseptic techniques such as pipetting, plating, media preparation, bacterial culture, and isolation etc.
  • Experience with bacterial susceptibility testing methods is greatly preferred.
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques, good documentation practices (GDP), and good laboratory practices (cGLP).
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to lift (up to 75 lbs) laboratory equipment and supplies and moving containers of various materials.
  • Work involves performing computer applications and standing for extended periods of time.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Schmitz
Technical Recruiter

Mike Schmitz is an esteemed Recruiting Team Leader specializing in the Life Sciences Division. With an impressive tenure of over 12 years at Sterling and a remarkable 16-year career in the recruiting arena, Mike has cemented his reputation as a trailblazer in talent acquisition.

As a Recruiting Team Leader, Mike's understanding of the intricacies within the Life Sciences Division is unparalleled. His expertise positions him as a strategic partner in bridging the gap between talented professionals and opportunities that align with their aspirations.

With a career spanning 16 years, Mike's journey in the recruitment landscape has been defined by his dedication to facilitating more fulfilling careers for skilled professionals. His ability to understand everyone’s unique strengths and match them with roles that foster growth and satisfaction marks him as a true advocate for professional development.

Mike's advice to candidates reflects his commitment to helping them excel: approach every job interview with positivity and authenticity. He firmly believes that a positive attitude and an engaging personality are pivotal in creating lasting impressions. Mike emphasizes that while technical qualifications are crucial, the ability to connect with interviewers and present oneself effectively is equally valuable to prospective employers.

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