Microbiologist Job Description

Microbiologists are scientists who study all aspects of microscopic organisms and their interaction with one another and their environment.

Microbiologists study bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, protozoa, and parasites.

These organisms, which are much smaller than plants and animals, live in nearly all environments.

Microbiologists study how they adapt to their hosts, how they react to drugs, and how they attack each other.

Microbiologists utilize a variety of tools to investigate microorganisms, including microscopes and computers.

The majority of microbiologists work in hospitals, laboratories, and research organizations.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Microbiologist to join our team and help us develop new ways to detect and treat disease.

Microbiologist Duties:

  • Perform routine and complex laboratory tasks
  • Obtain and analyze results, performing analyses such as bacteriology, bacteriology, and virology
  • Perform quality control duties
  • Assist in the development of interpretive protocols, policies and procedures
  • Liaise with physicians and staff in order to assist with diagnosis and treatment
  • Perform routine functions associated with the prevention and control of workplace hazards and communicable diseases
  • Perform routine and more complex laboratory procedures
  • Assist with quality control procedures and laboratory quality assurance
  • Perform routine and more complex laboratory procedures
  • Apply the oral and written communication skills necessary for working in a team environment
  • Conduct quality control procedures for microbiological products
  • Assist in the development of interpretive protocols, policies and procedures
  • Perform routine functions associated with the prevention and control of workplace hazards and communicable diseases
  • Obtain and analyze results, performing analyses such as bacteriology, bacteriology, and virology
  • Perform quality control

Microbiologist Responsibilities:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in microbiology, biology, or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in a microbiology laboratory, with specialization in environmental microbiology
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques and equipment
  • Knowledge of microbiology principles and practices
  • Knowledge of environmental health and safety laws

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Perform routine environmental monitoring and microbial sampling in construction, industrial, commercial, and residential settings, including air, water, and soil
  • Perform microbial sampling, including bulk water, groundwater, ground water, drainage, soil, and sediment monitoring
  • Measure water quality parameters, including pH, conductivity/ TDS, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids, and turbidity
  • Perform environmental sampling to EPA, OSHA, and state standards, maintaining accurate records of procedures
  • Conduct microbial tests, including plate counts, coliform counts, E. coli counts, Legionella counts, and yeast and mold counts, following current EPA, OSHA, and state standards
  • Develop standard operating procedures for environmental sampling
  • Perform laboratory analysis of environmental samples, including using standard microbiological techniques
  • Perform environmental sampling in

We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a company. We are committed to building a team that reflects these values and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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