Microbiologist II
Gainesville, FL 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

Microbiologist II

Gainesville Analytical Laboratory


As a trusted partner, our Public Health mission is to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable. Throughout our global network in 27 countries, we offer to our customers a wide range of testing and innovative solutions dedicated to preventing health risks related to food, environment and consumer goods. External growth has been a key pillar of our history with more than 40 acquisitions completed in the last 10 years.

If you want to contribute to an inspiring long-term purpose, to be part of a fast growing company on a high-value market with significant build-up opportunities, and to grow in an entrepreneurial and warm environment, join us!


We are looking for a Microbiologist II in 2183 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, FL 32641 USA. Your mission will be to:

The incumbent is responsible for the testing of samples using various microbiological analyses. The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines. This position serves as a technical resource and provides ongoing technical support related to method and process implementations. This position spends the majority of time or all of their time in diagnostics.

Main activities

*Act as a technical resource in the laboratory
*Perform sample analysis. Provide feedback and suggest process improvement changes. Provide instruction on corect sample process.
*Educate and train departmental personnel on correct procedures and new analysis methods.
*Communicate with customers to provide answers to questions or technical support.
*Complete non-conformance root cause analysis and corrective actions documentation.
*Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
*Follow appropriate methods and SOPs on all tasks. Maintain quality control documentation
*Analyze and approve client results.
*Read, enter and evaluate process control samples
*Implement new methods
*This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed compliant system.
*Assist other departmental personnel with analysis proveedores
*Maintain accurate quality control documentation of analysis procedures
*Perform rapid test methods
*Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet
*Must keep up-to-date on assigned training
*Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required
*Adhere to all safety policies
*Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the management system.
*Perform other related tasks as needed
Any time, the incumbent must behave and operate in an ethical and Code of Conduct compliant manner.


Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.

Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background):Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred or equivalent work experience. 2-5 years relevant work experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of samples.

Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices is required to ensure a safe working environment. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work within teams.

Work Environment: The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.

Start Time: 11AM or 8AM

Pay: $20.00-$24.00/hr


  • Because you would contribute to an inspiring Public Health purpose, supported by long-term and visionary shareholders.
  • Because you would have an impact on our strategic pillars that build on 50 years of experience and expertise.
  • Because you would be part of a community of an enthusiastic and skilled group of people who love co-building together and serving a purpose bigger than them.
  • Because you would be welcome as you are, in a diverse and open-minded environment that is rich in our singularities and differences.
  • Because you would grow in an international group of more than 8200 fantastic team members, with plenty of opportunities to learn and share.

Ready for the journey?

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Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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