San Jose, CA 95134

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: Dj93891756 Compensation: $40-43 / hour

Job Description

Job Title:  Microbiologist
Location:  San Jose, CA
Hire Type:  Est. 6 month contract, Onsite
Target Pay Rate:  $42.00/hour (W2, with full employee benefits)
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:
Seeking a Microbiologist with experience in Research and Development.  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 instruments, reagents, and setting up experiments to help facilitate the timely completion of various studies. You will be responsible for analyzing data of completed experiments. You will also be responsible for helping maintain a clean and efficient lab space. 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:
  • Perform testing for new instruments, AST panels, and consumables.
  • Process biological specimen samples using aseptic techniques and lab safety protocols.
  • Perform microbiological examinations for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria from blood cultures or bacteria isolates.
  • Work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team to support microbiology research and development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, and/or Medical Diagnostics preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant lab experience a fast-paced environment with strong research background and proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting and evaluation of new technologies and procedures.
  • Requires knowledge and proficiency in standard microbiological methods such as dilutions and enumeration of microorganisms, stocking frozen strains, isolation, identification of pathogenic microorganisms, preparation and sterilization of culture media, and aseptic techniques.
  • Familiarity with a GMP production environment, procedures, and processes.
  • Strong organizational skills, decision making, communication, teamwork, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently with minimal guidance and oversight as well as in tandem with all levels of corporate personnel. Show understanding, tact, and patience when working with diverse team members to maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Make sound, well-informed judgments with the quality of product at the top of their mind when forming decisions.
  • Knowledge and work experience dealing with regulatory agency (e.g., FDA and ISO) requirements is a plus.

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.

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