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Microbiologist III

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Fairfield, US, 07004

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!


We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and Tuition Assistance.


This position is located in 8 Gloria Lane, Fairfield, NJ 07004


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Job Description

Position Summary

Under minimal supervision, performs microbial limit testing for incoming raw materials.  Perform water testing, microbial identifications, environmental monitoring, growth promotion testing, method development, research and validations.  Document all work performed (i.e. LIMS).  Protocols and report writing/revising SOP’s as per current guidance as needed.


Key Responsibilities

  • Under supervision conducts validation testing of microbial limit tests for raw materials.  Review Identification results evaluate the impact on the product.
  • Performs microbial limits testing – raw materials, identifications and training other analysts in this testing methodology.  Perform environmental monitoring and identification tests on environmental samples.
  • Uses basic use/application of technical principles, theories and concepts to conduct various laboratory activities including water testing, growth promotion testing and suspension preparation and identifications.
  • Provides support and assists in the evaluation and completion of routine technical tasks and projects.  Keep communications open with all departments. This includes the paperwork review and SOP revisions.
  • Assists in the training other analysts.
  • Properly document (i.e. LIMS) all work performed in laboratory.
  • Follows Teva Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.  Performs other duties as assigned or as business needs require, such as order media, reagents and supplies for the laboratory testing.



B.S. in biology/microbiology, biochemistry, or related life science.



Minimum five-year microbiological services lab experience


Physical Requirements

Not allergic to cephalosporins or chemicals found in the lab or production facilities





Sub Function

Manufacturing Quality Control

Reports To

Senior Manager, Quality Control

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark