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Microbiologist

No Relocation Assistance Offered 

The Microbiologist is responsible for performing microbiological testing within the Micro Control Program, and ensuring conformance to the Colgate Quality Standards. 

Responsibilities Include:

  •  Perform microbiological testing of raw materials, work-in-process, water, air, equipment surfaces and finished product following good laboratory practices and the micro control program
  • Calculate, maintain and utilize KPIs to drive continuous improvement, identify trends and draw conclusions
  • Assist with product, equipment, and C&S validations
  • Maintain lab equipment and calibrations
  • Complete Failure Investigations and properly document Out of Specification results
  • Support implementation and role out of Global Quality Standards and local procedures
  • Provide product and raw materials micro release using SAP system
  • Provide support to facility to resolve nonconformance issues and identify corrective and preventative actions
  • Perform laboratory quality checks, controls and media preparation following good laboratory practices
  • The position does require flexibility to work on Saturdays and shift work so as to best meet the facility’s needs and support projects

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors of Science in Microbiology or related field
  • 1+ years of practical microbiology laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of general laboratory equipment (such as incubators, autoclaves, microscope and water baths)
  • Working knowledge and practical Experience with good laboratory practices (GLP’s)
  • Ability to conduct failure investigations
  • Must understand basic lab safety and chemical waste disposal

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Practical knowledge of laboratory working environment is required through job experience or college classwork
  • Results orientation - Displays a high energy level, and puts top priority in getting results
  • Ability to make decisions and communicate effectively while under pressure
  • Team building/Relationship Building - Develops relationships with people throughout the facility
  • Communication - Speaks and writes effectively, and keeps people up to date with information. Maintains lab notebooks and testing documentation
  • Innovation - Generates innovative ideas and solutions to problems and stimulates others to continuous improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong multitasking skills in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Attentive to detail

 Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV.

Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.