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Microbiologist I at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: North Haven, Connecticut

Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned

The Microbiologist 1 position is an entry level, laboratory based position whose major purpose is to support the North Haven laboratory. To prepare all media that is needed for testing, to keep the laboratory stocked with supplies, to keep all dishware cleaned in a timely fashion and to sterilize all instrumentation and attire used in laboratory. The Microbiologist 1 will also conduct various testing such as direct product testing and environmental monitoring. The North Haven Laboratory Services Department located in North Haven CT directly services manufacturing locations worldwide. The Microbiologist I works both individually and as part of a team.


  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOP's) and gain certification through on the job training from team leader.
  • To prepare various types of media for laboratory usage.
  • Perform washroom duties, which entail emptying the contents of glassware, blenders, etc. of contents and to wash them via the laboratory dishwasher.
  • Improve SOP's by making suggestions and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Once certified, test products and waters for endotoxin levels, TOC levels and microbial growth, perform indicator testing, environmental monitoring and compressed air testing, bioburden testing, perform microbial identification for positive test results, and sterility testing.
  • Fill in on daily rotations when Laboratory Technicians and Microbiologist I's are absent or need assistance.
  • Document gauge readings and environmental trend reviews for manufacturing areas and testing rooms within the laboratory.
  • Perform microbial identification for positive test results.
  • Utilize the depyrogenating oven, autoclaves, and other equipment in the laboratory for instrument, glassware, gown, media, and microbiological trash sterilization.
  • Prepare reports for the North Haven Campus monthly environmental testing.
  • Perform regular laboratory maintenance and monitoring (water bath, disinfectants, ordering, incubators, sterility suites, etc.)
  • Schedule and perform monthly, quarterly, and annual testing (Gowning water, HEPA, Lab / Safety audit, etc.).
  • Provide assistance to the Supervisor and other Quality Analysts with department testing and/or paperwork.
  • Must Have: Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required

    • 0 years of experience required

    Nice to Have

    College biology courses/laboratory.

    Aseptic Technique, Comfort with using repeater and mechanical pipetters

    Listening; Written and Oral Communication, Organized; Time Management

    Nice to Have

    About Medtronic

    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

    We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

    Physical Job Requirements

    The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)