Microbiologist

Workforce Genetics - Gaithersburg, MD

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced microbiologist/phage biologist to join an early stage biotechnology company developing innovative bacteriophage therapies addressing the global crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. The company is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and was founded by an award-winning and highly respected emeritus NIH scientist. The technology has already been shown to be effective and has received significant attention for several dramatic case studies (including features in TIME magazine, Wash Post, MIT Tech Review, and many others).

Major responsibilities:

  • Performs processes for the manufacture of the therapeutic product(s) under approved standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Performs QC testing of the therapeutic product per regulatory guidelines and/or SOPs.

  • Propagate, maintain, and catalogue bacterial cell and bacteriophage lines used for manufacturing of the therapeutic drug product.

  • Adheres to the company Quality Management System (QMS) to maintain highly controlled manufacturing process.

  • Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Biological Safety Level-2 (BSL-2), and aseptic technique in all manufacturing/Laboratory processes.

  • Prepares raw materials and/or equipment for manufacturing and laboratory processes.

  • Prepare samples for shipping to collaborators or third-party vendors.

  • Assists in the ordering of materials for manufacturing and participates in the inventory auditing.

  • Maintains a clean working environment including participation in regular laboratory cleaning schedule per established cleaning SOPs.

Job requirements:

  • BS in biology or related field.

  • Passion for bringing bacteriophage therapy to market.

  • 1 – 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting, prefer experience in microbiology and/or bacteriophage biology.

  • Will require scheduling flexibility to accommodate varying manufacturing schedules. Weekend shifts are also possible.

  • GMP experience is a big plus.

  • Bacteriophage experience is a plus.

  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills.

  • Proven experience as a team player.



Posted On: Tuesday, March 3, 2020



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