Scientist I, QA Microbiology
Location:
Jacksonville , Florida
Posted:
March 10, 2017
Reference:
3077170223-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Scientist 1, Microbiology QA, located in Jacksonville, FL.
 
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (“JJVC”) specializes in disposable contact lenses, which it markets under ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. Ever since the ACUVUE® Brand transformed vision correction in 1988 with the world's first soft disposable contact lenses, we've passionately pursued new technologies and the highest quality standards. We're proud that ACUVUE® lenses are worn by more people than any other brand.
 
Provides technical support to the operations of the manufacturing facility while under general supervision, ensuring departmental procedures meet company specifications and regulatory requirements. Participates in the execution of QA microbiology test methods and updates SOP's and protocols to document findings.  Maintains routine and non-routine microbiology monitoring programs.



Masters Complexity - Demonstrates technical skills to perform job function; develops awareness of departmental /project operations. Has knowledge of current regulations and standards.  Has a willingness to learn and understand new concepts for the benefit of the organization.
Innovation - Learning to use a systematic approach to solving problems. Suggests basic improvements on work assignments and begins to suggest process improvements.
Customer Focus - Satisfies customer requirements by completing routine assignments that are pre-prioritized, well defined or supervised.
Interdependent Partnering - Complete technical tasks on work teams. Interacts effectively with peers and supervisors.  Comfortable presenting and expressing ideas to others.  Able to receive and provide constructive criticism and use this information to make improvements where appropriate.
Organizational & People Development - Responsible for individual development. Contributes to the day-to-day harmony within the group. Adapts to changing priorities.
Adheres to environmental policy and procedures and supports department environmental objectives.
 
The Scientist I, Microbiology will:
  • Collects and analyzes water system, in process, pre-sterile product and environmental data independently, determining if it fits specifications or not.
  • Initiates and participates in laboratory investigations / non-conformance investigations.
  • Reviews, trends, analyzes, and reports sterilization or Microbiology data.
  • Writes or assists in the revisions of internal departmental procedures.
  • Performs organism identifications.
  • Performs sterilizer equipment qualifications.
  • Works on special projects (ex. Equipment Qualification, Test Method Validation, etc.).
  • Participates in company safety objectives.
  • Performs media preparation & executes quality control testing for medias and organisms.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or related science.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in technical environment.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Ability to prepare protocols for investigations.
  • Knowledge of advanced technical concepts.
  • Proven technical skills and hands on instrumentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA, ISO, and GMP requirements.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience using aseptic technique is required.
  • Understanding of GLP and GMP is required.
  • Understanding of operation, troubleshooting, calibration, and minor maintenance of equipment.
  • General knowledge of more complex activities within the lab, with the ability to train others in specific areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and provide quality customer service.
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and documentation practices.
  • Experience with steam sterilization and sterilizer qualifications.

Primary Location
United States-Florida-Jacksonville
Organization
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (6094)
Job Function
Biology

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