Microbiologist I (I) in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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    Bohemia, NY
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Job Description

Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Microbiology Manager, the Microbiologist (I) is responsible for performing routine laboratory procedures in the quality control microbiology laboratory.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine testing of samples according to established compendial and in-house procedures.  
  • Prepares solutions, suspensions and media to perform essential laboratory procedures.
  • Performs clerical and administrative duties using established systems to gather information needed to define test requirements and communicate results to laboratory customers.
  • Makes and records observations, performs calculations, collects and may assist in preparing data for evaluation, keeping supervisor informed of work status.
  • Communicates/maintains equipment and supply needs required to avoid delays in testing.
  • Reports results of assignments and maintains and performs related record keeping in compliance with approved regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.
  • Follows and complies with all appropriate operations and testing procedures, GMPs and safety and health requirements as applicable.
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping practices to minimize data mix ups, potential laboratory contamination and safety hazards. Understanding and handling of bio-hazardous materials and waste using proper and safe techniques.
  • Escalates results of any unexpected or out-of-specification results so that appropriate investigation may be initiated and documented.
  • As required participates (under general supervision) in conducting investigational studies of atypical results.
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting on the instrumentation and/or procedures in the lab.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences or other closely related discipline
  • Relevant experience can be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient analytical skills
  • General computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Exhibit positive attitude regarding work and responsibilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively within teams
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness during major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures
  • Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards 
  • Creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet schedule timelines.  Some weekend and holiday work required as needed to meet product release priorities.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, lifting equipment and supplies (30 lbs), dexterity required to handle samples, repetitive motion, vision abilities and demands related to details microscope work

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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