Microbiology Analyst/Microbiology Technician

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Manufacturing
Education: Bachelor
Experience: 0-3 Years
Employer: Pillar5 Pharma Inc.
Salary: 56,160
Location: Arnprior, ON
Posted: April 2, 2024
Closes: May 2, 2024

Microbiology Analyst/Microbiology Technician

Employer: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. https://pillar5pharma-anjac.com

About: Founded in 2009, Pillar5 Pharma Inc. has grown to become an industry leading Canadian Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) across the North American Market. Pillar5 provides access to safe medications, through various partners, in solid dose tablets/capsules and Ophthalmics. The team at Pillar5 has proven experience in formulation and process development in the laboratory, the manufacturing environment, and on the plant floor. Pillar5 is currently the only CDMO with the ability to manufacture multi-dose preservative free solutions.

Business Address: 365 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, ON K7S 0C9

Title of Position: Microbiology Analyst 
NOC 22110 – Biological Technologist and technicians 

Job duties: 

Reporting to the Microbiology Team Lead, your main objective will be to prepare and perform microbial analysis on raw materials, finished products, blends, bulk products and stability samples as per the procedure and according to specified timelines.

  • Execute and independently perform routine analysis: Microbial Enumeration Test, Membrane Filtration (water system and bioburden), Microbial Identification, AET, Antibiotic Assay (Cylinder-Plate and Turbidimetric), Growth Promotion and Media Properties Test, Total Viable Spore Count and Colorimetric Assays.
  • Recording, analyze, and interpret environmental monitoring results from the aseptic processing area and the non- aseptic processing areas.
  • Preparing and evaluate microbiological media, standards, controls, and rinse solutions.
  • Preparing and maintenance of frozen stock cultures.
  • Preparation of sterility test samples.
  • Water sampling and environmental monitoring of the NAPA.
  • Perform gown qualification training for the Aseptic Processing Area personnel and support personnel.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment, housekeeping, dishes, and inspection readiness.
  • Assist in laboratory failure investigations.
  • Experience in computer programs (Word, Excel, and LIMS)
  • Maintain records and notebooks in good order. Prepare reports and record data in timely manner.

Terms of Employment:  Full Time Permanent Salaried

Work Location:  365 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, ON K7S 0C9

Hours of work: 40 hours per week – Monday-Friday. 

Language of Work:  English

Wage:  $56,160 annually

Benefits package offered (if applicable): 

  • 15 Vacation Days.
  • Enrollment in company benefit programs, including group health benefits including basic life insurance, critical illness, disability insurance and AD&D.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan.
  • Eligible for Pillar5 Profit Sharing program.

Location(s) of Work: 365 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, ON K7S 0C9

Phone: 1-613-623-4221 Fax: 1-613-623-1259 

Skills Requirements: 

  • Able to work well under pressure and balance conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results.
  • Sound knowledge of Microbiology test methods (USP) and aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge of gowning and aseptic practices in Aseptic Processing Areas.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma tools would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Biosafety practices and tools in a containment level 2 laboratory.
  • Ability to calculate and perform serial dilutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience in routine maintenance and operation of autoclaves, biological safety cabinets, centrifuges, microscope, pH meters, plate readers and automatic pipettors.
  • Demonstrate excellent documentation practices and maintenance of records.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of computerized information systems (LIMS).
  • Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, and the Canadian Biosafety.

Education requirement: 

  • B. Sc. in Microbiology (4 year) with related experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Other combinations of technical training and experience may be considered.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant laboratory work experience required.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]


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