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Microbiologist II

Company: IHMA
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

We are one of the world's most dynamic central reference laboratories, specializing in the field of anti-infectives. We serve the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech industries. We depend on our talented professionals to provide exceptional customized products and services to clients engaged in the -fight against infectious disease.The Microbiologist II is responsible for conducting those aspects of studies undertaken by IHMA that require complex general and clinical microbiology. These responsibilities include set up and reading of clinical specimen cultures for clinical trials, culturing of bacteria, routine identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, testing for evaluation of new compounds, specialty studies and global surveillance studies. The Microbiologist II is expected to use their background, training and expertise to further enhance projects and relationships with internal teams and perform higher-level internal and external projects.Specific Duties:

  • Set up and read microbiology cultures including urine, respiratory, wound, and stool specimens
  • Set up and read Gram stains
  • Identify organisms (aerobes and anaerobes) to genus and species by colony morphology and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods including broth microdilution panels, E-test, disk diffusion, and agar dilution
  • Perform accurate and precise testing according to established IHMA protocols; document all deviations from standard protocols
  • Report results legibly or by computer, conforming precisely to documentation procedures
  • Assist in reviewing data for quality and integrity
  • Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed
  • Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties
  • Organize work according to laboratory priorities and completing assigned responsibilities with little supervision
  • Assist as needed in writing reports, abstracts and posters
  • Assist in overseeing laboratory projects by acting as Project Lead
  • May be asked to guide others in laboratory protocols
  • Lead and direct the work of others
  • Work independently on tasks
  • Assist other department employees as necessaryBackground Requirements:
    • MT(ASCP) or M(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) with ---5 years of experience in clinical microbiology or the equivalent
    • OR
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with ---5 years of experience in
    • clinical microbiology or the equivalent
    • OR
    • MLT (ASCP) with ---10 years of experience in clinical microbiology or the equivalent
    • Bench experience in a clinical/diagnostic microbiology laboratory a plus
    • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access preferred

Keywords: IHMA, Schaumburg , Microbiologist II, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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