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Analyst III, QC 3rd shift

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Quality Control Analyst III, Microbiologist position supports the Quality Control group at EMOB to maintain process optimization and manufacturing activities. The Microbiologist is responsible for performing activities in support of the EMOB Microbiology, Environmental Monitoring, and Clean Utility testing programs, microbiological product testing, monitoring of the manufacturing production space, and supporting quality initiatives. Implementation of new microbiological programs such as microbial identification, mycology, and metal analysis, as well as environmental monitoring, utility testing, quality document generation and revision, and investigations.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Writes, revises, and reviews laboratory procedures
 Coordinates and processes departmental change controls
 Data review and trending to ensure integrity and adherence to SOPs and cGMPs
 Provide support for swab recovery studies and cleaning validation
 Laboratory sample receipt and tracking
 Packaging and sending samples to contract laboratories
 Compendial testing such as MLT, growth promotion, endotoxin, TOC, and conductivity
 Equipment/instrument standardization and calibration, as required for testing per SOPs
 Supports daily collection of utility and environmental samples, including water and steam sample collection
 Completion of GMP worksheets
 Coordinates and performs laboratory investigations
 Data entry into laboratory data system
 Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies
 Daily laboratory upkeep and maintenance
 Supports validation activities such as facility and utility qualification and autoclave load patterns
 This position performs routine microbial analysis of product samples
 Daily collection of utility and environmental samples, when necessary

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.


 Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, or related fields experience
 Minimum 5 years of experience and knowledge in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry in sampling and testing of critical utilities and environmental monitoring within a GMP environment
 Strong technical writing skills
 Execution of complex microbiological methods such as gram-staining and microbial identification to species
 Extensive experience performing USP testing such as MLT, growth promotion, endotoxin, TOC, and conductivity
 Must be able to gown as required in Production and Quality Control Laboratory areas
 Strong aseptic technique experience
 Knowledge of cGMPs, safety, proper documentation, and data integrity
 LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) experience is preferred, but not required
 Knowledge and application GMP principles and working in an EU/FDA regulated environment
 Strong communication skills; oral/written and listening
 Critical analytical skills and strong verbal and communication skills
 Ability to work independently in conducting quality system and process audits
 Proficiency using PC software programs, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Access, and Visio
 Excellent presentation skills, including written and verbal communication skills



There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


Posted: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-12

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