• Microbiologist, QC

    Location US-WA-Gig Harbor
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/7/2018 4:39 PM)
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  • Summary

    Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 


    This position is responsible for the inspection and microbial testing of all raw materials for production. This includes physical examination, reviews of C of A’s and microbiological examination. Conducts the microbiological examination of all products produced at Metagenics Gig Harbor and contract manufacturers. Responsible for performing microbial assays on customer complaints and conducting environmental microbiological testing program.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:           

    • Determination of specific tests to be performed on each raw material or product as it is received in the lab.
    • Preparation, culturing, and examination of samples for microbiological testing.
    • Interpretation of results of microbiological testing and accurate documentation of those results.
    • Probiotics enumeration and stability testing.
    • Preparation of product related microbiology reports to be used for the release of manufactured products.
    • Recognize and initiate OOS/Lab Failure documentation.
    • Organization and maintenance of data files including but not limited to all microbiological and physical testing results, outside testing results and informational tables used for determination of test procedures.
    • Responsible for media and reagent preparation, QC and storage if made in house and responsible for receiving, QC and storage if purchased.
    • Maintain laboratory instrumentation in good operating condition and laboratory in clean, sanitary condition.
    • Maintain procedure, sample, QC and instrumentation logbooks.
    • Perform environmental monitoring of the manufacturing facility and present data to manager for review on routine basis.


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

    Contacts and Relationships:
    • Internal- Production, R&D, Client Services, QA/QC.
    • External-Outside microbiological laboratories, raw material suppliers.


    • Directly to the QC Microbiologist Manager
    • Indirectly to R&D, Production, customers.
    Qualifications and Guidelines:


    • Bachelors Degree in Biology or related field.
    • 2-4 years similar experience.
    Knowledge Of:
    • Familiar with the manufacturing process and how QA/QC fits in.
    • Understanding of Microbiology laboratory procedures
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office programs.
    • Ability to operate laboratory equipment and interpret results.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Flexible to coordinate timing of projects.
    • Able to work independently.

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    • Constant computer work.
    • Constant standing.
    • Lifting/Carrying 20 pounds.




    Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.




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