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Associate Microbiologist-Steriliz
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Medtronic | Jacksonville, FL
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Job Description

Associate Microbiologist

Careers that Change Lives

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

This position has the responsibility and authority to support the microbiology and environmental monitoring programs; provide scientific support and timely evaluation of new products, material, and process changes in compliance with medical device regulations. The position is responsible, under general supervision, for generation of test plans, coordination of sample tests, and final reports suitable for regulatory submission. The position is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of documentation generated.

Day in the life:

* Prepare samples for testing according to SOPs using proper aseptic technique.
* Utilize microbiological techniques, gram staining, reading and enumeration of plates.
* Preparation of equipment for autoclaving.
* Properly sterilize and dispose of microbiological wastes.
* Take process water samples and test for microbial content and limited chemical analysis.
* Clean glassware.
* Perform general lab maintenance and cleaning.
* Perform Environmental Testing of Environmentally Controlled Areas (ECAs) according to SOPs; including non-viable air particulate counts, viable air particulate counts, and surface plating.
* Prepare microbiological media and solutions for assays, routinely checking for expiration dates.
* Use routine laboratory safety procedures and use appropriate PPE when preparing chemicals or disposing of biological wastes.
* Provide technical support concerning biological assessments of material and device safety as required for device qualification and marketing.
* Development of test plans for new products and material or process changes.
* With input from manager, exercises technical judgment in selecting and justifying appropriate microbiological and production test methods, techniques and criteria.
* Update department technical procedures, work instructions, and other documentation as required.
* Will participate in studies and other duties under general supervision, as required.
* All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality Management System (QMS).
* Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.
* All other duties as assigned
* Travel requirement: Less than 10%

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Science, Microbiology, or related field.

Nice to Have

* 1+ years of combined research, internship, and professional experience in a medical device/ pharmaceutical or laboratory environment preferred.
* Medical Device experience preferred.
* Direct experience in Microbiology testing.
* Experience in writing technical documents (i.e.: scientific publications/reports).
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Work effectively with diverse teams and individuals from varied disciplines.
* Multitask and track multiple projects at various stages.
* Ability to work with changing priorities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
* Must be accurate with a strong attention to detail and be organized.
* Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic) is a global player in medical technology. The Company operates in seven segments that manufacture and sell device-based medical therapies: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Spinal, CardioVascular, Neuromodulation, Diabetes, Surgical Technologies and Physio-Control. Through these seven segments, the Company develops, manufactures and markets its medical devices in more than 120 countries. Its primary products include those for cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, spinal conditions and musculoskeletal trauma, urological and digestive disorders, diabetes, and ear, nose and throat conditions. The primary markets for products are the United States, Western Europe and Japan. In July 2008, it acquired Restore Medical, Inc. In November 2008, Medtronic acquired CryoCath Technologies Inc. In February 2009, it acquired Ablation Frontiers, Inc. and Ventor Technologies Ltd. In April 2009, Medtronic acquired CoreValve, Inc. (Source: 10-K)