Berkeley, California

QC Microbiologist (Berkeley, CA)

We are proud to offer an exciting temp to perm opportunity to work with a company that discovers, manufactures and develops immuno-oncology products.


Temp to Hire Opportunity!

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm


The Quality Control Microbiology Analyst will have the opportunity to coordinate and collaborate with other cross-functional departments, including Analytical Development, Process Development, Quality Assurance, Facilities, Procurement, etc.
This is a position which will provide a learning/growth opportunity to execute various quality systems, such as document change request, lab investigations, change controls, etc.


  • Routine and non-Routine Environmental Monitoring: surface, air and compressed gasses in GMP manufacturing facility and laboratories.
  • Growth promotion testing for qualification of microbiological media and rinses
  • Routine sampling and testing of WFI, pure steam, city water and PW
  • Routine plate reading
  • Perform Gown and Hood Qualifications
  • Ensure timely testing and tracking of all samples.
  • Reviews/analyze data with respect to specifications, validity criteria, alert limits.
  • Document deviations: assist in determining root cause and apply CAPA.
  • Support equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Initiate, revise and review SOP’s, test methods, method qualification reports
  • Maintain lab compliance by performing routine housekeeping, including but not limited to stocking of lab supplies, sample management and compliance to safety regulations


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a Scientific field with at least 1-4 years experience in a GMP QC laboratory
  • Excellent observation and attention to detail and accuracy for record keeping and documentation
  • 1-4 years lab experience, preferably in a GMP setting
  • Good ability to problem-solve and find creative and effective solutions
  • Team work and communication are key attributes needed for this position, as this role will be part of a small team within quality control. A collaborative attitude and a positive work ethic are key traits for success.
  • High motivation to meet demands and standards of the QC department and our cross-functional teams


Essential requirements

  • Skills in Biological/Chemical Sciences, Math and English.
  • Knowledge of cGMP’s and ICH Guidelines
  • Able to work independently as part of a team or lead a team on assigned projects.
  • Effective organizational and solid record-keeping skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to lift >25lbs, stand on feet for 2 hours, squat, crawl, bend and work in loud, wet, and hot/cold environments
  • Ability to stand and handle repetitive motions for an extended period of time
  • Ability to use vision to differentiate colors
  • Effective hearing capabilities
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed
    • Accessibility via Cell Phone
    • Work a nonstandard schedule
    • Work some evening or night shift hours
    • Provide coverage for other positions, shifts, or functions
  • Special skills/knowledge:
    • Technical writing
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in Raw Material testing
  • QC testing of large molecule (antibody) experience
  • Familiarity with various lab equipment's


Who are we looking for?

  • An Innovative and enthusiastic QC Microbiology (QCM) Analyst to join our Quality Control team
  • A QC Microbiology Analyst who loves working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment
  • A candidate that can leverage their knowledge of Quality Control microbiology experience to support team objectives


What are we offering?

  • A dynamic, fun and learning culture.
  • Exposure to pioneering science and the full scope of the drug development process
  • Innovative thinking: speed of adopting new technologies, clear prioritization, using analytics to accelerate agile development
  • A unique opportunity to help develop the platforms and strategy of a burgeoning company
  • Team with broad experience and passion about the science
  • Manager with broad experience, passionate about the science, who is a proven mentor and coach with an extensive research and development portfolio
  • Career support and learning opportunities within the Quality Control Microbiology group
  • Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial organization


Apply Now for Immediate Consideration!

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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Berkeley, California

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