Microbiology Lab Technician - 5 month contract

COSMETICA LABORATORIES INC. - Scarborough, ON (30+ days ago)

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This position covers all Microbiological testing performed in Microbiology lab according to client requirements or company standards, equipment monitoring and media preparation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform microbiological testing of raw materials, bulk and finished goods, purified water and component according to established methods; maintaining documentation on microbial analysis.
  • Perform calibration of Microbiology lab equipment.
  • Perform environmental monitoring (Plant and Micro Lab).
  • Prepare media according to procedure, perform all QC testing (pH, Growth promotion test, sterility test), responsible for glass ware washing. Observe and document the results.
  • Perform daily equipment monitoring, C&S of lab and equipment.
  • Assists in investigation of Out of specs micro test results
  • Collect water samples from designated ports and perform Total Aerobic Plate count and Total coli forms test as per SOPs.
  • Conduct autoclave performance verification test. Document the test results.
  • Check the inventory of supplied materials. Inform supervisor/manager for the requirement of materials. Receive & arrange the supplies.
  • Prepares micro-related documents and records.
  • Assists in execution of cleaning and sanitization validation studies for major equipment by taking swabs, micro testing.
  • Any GMP or micro related task assigned by lab supervisor/manager

Skills, Experience and Education Required:

  • Post-secondary education in Science (Microbiology), Diploma/ Certificate in Microbiology diploma and equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in microbiology and QC/QA functions, WHMIS and GMP within a cosmetics or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Team player, self-motivated, highly organized with the ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong time management skill
  • Strong interpersonal, documentation and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills in MS word and Excel
  • Good knowledge of GDP, GLP and GLP
  • Good knowledge of USP and other regulatory bodies’ requirements

Reference ID: #96

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday