Newark, NJ

Posted: 02/15/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 67.23DW Pay Rate: 90,000 - 105,000 Experience:

Job Description


The Microbiologist will develop and conduct microbiological testing in R&D lab and occasional plant manufacturing setting.


  • Apply aseptic techniques and follow standard operating procedures daily
  • Prepare and maintain media and reagents needed for testing
  • Perform microbiological testing using appropriate techniques including:
  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of samples
  • Isolation and Identification of isolates
  • Challenge and Shelf-life studies
  • Conduct microbial plant audits
  • Develop and implement new methods as necessary
  • Collect, analyze, and communicate results through reports and technical presentations
  • Organize the lab including supply inventory, calibrations, cleaning, and maintenance of the lab equipment
  • Establish, review, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure that the equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated, standardized and adequate for testing
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Proactively attempts to prevent all accidents and eliminate all unsafe conditions
  • Demonstrate management’s commitment to safety

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work on teams and independently
  • Ability to travel 5% of the time
  • Ability to apply fundamental technical understanding to interpret and analyze data to reach clear conclusions
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot technical issues and instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage complex projects
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • MS Office proficiency: Excel, PowerPoint, Word

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  67.23DW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Microbiology subject matter expert
  • Ability to plan and execute experimental protocols
  • Working knowledge of BAM, AOAC, USP, etc.
  • Experience with Method Validation and related documentation


  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbiology as primary field of study
  • 6+ years of experience preferred

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  67.23DW

Meet Your Recruiter

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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