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Microbiology Lab Technician

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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43564

 

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

 

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will conduct standard laboratory tests and routine experiments requiring the use of well-established procedures, with some understanding of related principles. These tests may be in support of product release, equipment qualification or validation, process improvements, product transfers or other site initiatives. We look for you to prepare reports and recommend solutions to technical problems as required.  You will work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problem and making routine decisions. Standard work is conducted with no supervision; new assignments are conducted with general instructions. This position interacts with all functional groups within manufacturing and sterilization, and with other CLS sites, vendors and contract test laboratories.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Performs specified testing of components and finished goods submitted to the laboratory for analysis to determine the acceptability of the material/product. Reviews test data to ensure results meet all specifications and input data (as applicable)
  • Performs assay validations, equipment qualifications or special assignments under general supervision.
  • Implements and revises standard operating procedures. Identifies areas of workflow or procedure inefficiencies and proposes solutions to increase efficiency.
  • Work closely with the Laboratory Supervisor to review technical problems, suggest solutions and anticipate major problems to key operations.
  • Uses discretion to direct workflow by coordinating laboratory testing assignments and duties.
  • Trains new personnel as per established procedures.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible

 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.

 

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences

 

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of directly related laboratory experience.

 

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in microbiological and cell-based assay techniques. This includes the ability to detect and remedy minor problems within a cell or microbial assay.
  • Requires some application of technical principles, practices and procedures.
  • Beginning skills in analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Seeks technical guidance and educational training to gain technical knowledge in the areas of microbiological or tissue culture testing, environmental and aseptic practices.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of pertinent quality system regulations/requirements (i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 11137, ISO 13485, ISO 14644, 21 CFR Part 210/211, Part 820, and cGMP/GLP and USP requirements).

 

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work in teams to obtain results by effectively completing assignments with minimal supervision required.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be highly motivated, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and be effective as a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and multi-task projects.
  • Must be an independent thinker, self-starter, and perform responsibilities under very limited supervision.

 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.  We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh