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Redmond, WA 98052

Posted: 03/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: VMS Job Number: 28522

Job Description

Position Title: Microbiologist
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract microbiologist opportunity.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Apply cGLP, cGMP, ANSI, AAMI, ISO, EUMDR, FDA and USP guidelines to the bioburden, cytotoxicity, bacterial endotoxin, and biocompatibility analysis of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments
  • Actively support new product validation activities.
  • Participate in the development and improvement of the manufacturing processes for existing and new products.
  • May lead in the development, review and approval of sterilization process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ & PQ).
  • Be the point of contact for suppliers for new process development, quality issues and process improvements for assigned projects.
  • Assist in Tech Doc preparation and updates.
  • Assist with Notified Body responses - research to find the how, why and what is needed to meet EUMDR requirements
  • Assist with impact assessment reviews prior to launch/implementation.
  • Assess various ISO Standard revisions and the associated impact to existing process/procedures
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, or a closely related life science.
  • 5 years of applied device or pharmaceutical microbiological or biological testing, research and development, or sterility assurance experience.
  • Must understand the fundamentals of one of the following sterilization techniques: gamma irradiation, ethylene oxide.
  • Prefer demonstrated competency in advanced testing technologies.
  • Prefer demonstrated knowledge of statistics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about a variety of microbiological concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to use ISO, AAMI, USP, ANSI, EUMDR and related guidelines toward the design, manufacturing, development, and launch of initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively work cross-functionally with Product Development, Operations and Marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload.
  • Demonstrated communication skills across different organizational levels. • Must be results oriented, a quick learner, team player and able to respond to the urgent needs of the team ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Demonstrated ability to technically mentor associate engineers and scientists 
  • Deep understanding of ISO 19227 validations is a plus.
  • Micro experience specific to new product rather than circulated product (we do not oversee reusable cleaning/steam sterilization for example).
  • Ability to quickly process data sets in Excel is also critical in addition to being able to handle a fast-paced environment.
Job Details:
  • Contract
  • Location: Leesburg, VA *Hybrid 1 or 2 days a week*
  • Pay Rate Range: $56-64/h DOE
Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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