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Molecular Production Technician II

Company: Microbiologics, Inc.
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

We have a full time Molecular Production Technician II position available supporting our Molecular Production team open in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We hold every member of our team to a high standard of excellence - because everyone on our team makes an impact on our success and contributes to our ability to thrive in the rapidly changing environment. We are looking for a motivated person who is eager to learn and grow as a member of our team - someone who wants to lead, perform, and report on inactivated material enumeration by multiple PCR and Flow Cytometry techniques using microbiology and molecular techniques as well as other applicable methodologies. In this role, you can expect to:

  • Work in molecular retail product manufacturing and serve as back-up to Molecular Production technicians.
  • Use Lyophilizers following company procedures.
  • Perform inactivated raw material enumeration using qPCR, ddPCR and CytoFLEX platforms, and provide results in a timely manner to Molecular Production Scheduler and Lead.
  • Compile data for analysis of enumerations according to defined SOP's, analysis forms and software's and keep up with any updates to such platforms.
  • Responsible for general maintenance of equipment in the Molecular Production PCR suite and general upkeep of equipment involved in qualifications.
  • Perform in-process seed vial testing on various in-house PCR based platforms.
  • Research and investigate retail product failures under the supervision of the Molecular Production Lead and Manager.
  • Perform microbiology techniques including microbial culture, enumeration, isolation, and identification using traditional and rapid methods.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques including PCR, gel electrophoresis, nucleic acid quantitation, cloning, nucleic acid isolation and trains with R&D as needed.
  • Assist department lead and manager with identifying back-up suppliers as needed to prevent disruption to retail production Who is Microbiologics? Microbiologics is one of the fastest growing international biotechnology companies in the nation. We are the world's leading experts and go-to collaborators in biological products and services, focused on protecting the health and safety of people around the world. For over 50 years, we have been partnering with healthcare and life science laboratories, manufacturers, and suppliers across the globe to co-create and provide biological control materials, assay services and consulting for microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and virology. Headquartered in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, we have additional facilities in California, Kentucky, and Michigan. Our award-winning culture is friendly, collaborative, and supportive, providing endless opportunities for individuals to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. At Microbiologics, we believe that "great vision without great people is irrelevant." That's why we are always looking for great people to join our dynamic, innovative company as we provide the highest quality biomaterials for a safer, healthier world. What can we offer you? Glad you asked! We have a comprehensive benefits package that includes your standard benefits such as health and dental insurance, health savings account (company funded), life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a 401k program with a generous match to name a few. In addition, we are proud to support our team and their families by offering daycare assistance, tuition reimbursement, bonus potential, a competitive compensation and benefits package, and plenty of opportunities for training and growth. Where is this position located? St. Cloud, Minnesota On a map, Greater St. Cloud looks like a group of Central Minnesota communities with the Mississippi River winding through, somewhere between the bright lights of Minneapolis and the starry nights of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Sure, we're that, but that's just geography. We are the regional center for commerce, manufacturing, research, healthcare, arts, entertainment, and education. We boast bustling downtowns, major businesses, and good jobs. We have tranquil, diverse neighborhoods, with a cost of living well below that of urban settings. But when urban is what you want, we're only about an hour from everything the Twin Cities has to offer.
    • Mini-Metro of 130,000 people
    • Four-season recreation
    • Theatre and arts
    • Excellent school options
    • Family Friendly
    • Four colleges
    • Lakes area What makes you a good fit? Our goal is finding the right individual for our team - we firmly believe that the right person is someone to invest in and invite to join our family. Here is what we are looking for:
      • Four (4) year degree in relevant field (e.g., biology, microbiology, virology, cell biology molecular biology, food science, bioengineering) required.
      • 2 years of related work experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, or product development environment.
      • Skilled in basic molecular biology techniques (qPCR, assay design).
      • Proficient with aseptic technique, basic chemistry techniques and formulations.
      • The ability to pass a background check and drug screening.
      • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required upon hire.

Keywords: Microbiologics, Inc., Saint Cloud , Molecular Production Technician II, Professions , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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