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Microbiologist III

Company: Goldbelt
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Goldbelt C6 is focused on research and development, engineering, and logistics services that enhance and enlarge our customers' operations. Our expertise is focused on the integration of C6ISR and scientific, engineering, and technical support for a variety of government partners. We are research and data-driven, with a team of experts ready to create custom solutions.

SUMMARY:

Goldbelt C6, LLC., is seeking a Microbiologist III to assist with laboratory procedures and processes related to isolation, cultivation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and systematic classification of bacterial enteric, zoonotic, and mycotic pathogens. This position is in the Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion (DHQP) on the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch (CEMB).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Use aseptic technique to receive, process, and store surveillance isolates
  • Perform reference broth microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing, real-time PCR, and other phenotypic testing (i.e., modified carbapenem inactivation method) on surveillance isolates
  • Perform MALDI-TOF for identification of organisms
  • Perform DNA extraction, evaluation of DNA quality and quantity, and submit isolates for whole genome sequencing
  • Enter data from isolates into REDCap and CDC's laboratory information management system (ELIMS)
  • Analyze and summarize obtained data
  • Assist with pouring reference broth microdilution panels
  • Assist with ordering of necessary laboratory materials and assist with equipment maintenance
  • Adhere to Quality Management System (QMS) guidelines and procedures including performance of competency assessments
  • Assist with the preparation of written documents, reports, and analyses including presentations, abstracts and manuscripts to disseminate the scientific data being obtained
  • Collaborate with team members to perform special studies of interest which may include other laboratory procedures (e.g., pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, conjugation experiments, etc.)
  • Meet with team leadership on a regular basis to provide updates
  • Attend meetings relevant to the Sentinel surveillance project

    Data Management
    • Record, analyze, and interpret laboratory data.
    • Ensure data is recorded accurately by established guidelines and maintain complete, clear, and organized records of all work performed.
    • Assist with procedures to collect in consultation with activity lead, adjusts methods and procedures as appropriate during supporting the general duties within the lab.
    • Utilize a Laboratory Information Management System for specimen accessioning and data entry.

      Quality Management
      • Perform duties in compliance with Quality Management System and other applicable regulatory standards.
      • Maintain a safe work environment through required training, safety policies, and documentation of safety-related issues.
      • Perform quality control testing of in-house and commercially prepared media.
      • Develop and maintain quality assurance measures to assure that analytical methods are under control.
      • Research, develop, and continuously optimize workflows.
      • Assist with safety inspections and waste management.

        NECESSARY SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
        • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
        • Ability to work well in a team environment and manage a high throughput workload.
        • Highly organized with great attention to detail and strong documentation skills.
        • Enthusiastically serves customers and represents the laboratory professionally.
        • Must demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership, teamwork, management, and interpersonal skills.

          REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or related field.
          • At least three (3) years of experience in microbiological aseptic techniques.
          • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.).

            PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            • Masters' degree in Microbiology, Biology, or related field.
            • Hands-on laboratory experience with microbial identification and isolate work-up.
            • Experience handling bacterial and yeast cultures.

Keywords: Goldbelt, Atlanta , Microbiologist III, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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