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Microbiologist II

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92618

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info



If you’re like people at Teva, you dare to be different. We’re making well-being a way of life for our customers and our colleagues. Join us in helping to make healthcare more accessible to more patients, while supporting one of the most innovative teams in the industry.


Teva’s Irvine, CA production site is one of our complex manufacturing and supply chain operations.


We are strengthening and adding to our critical teams with great talent and capabilities. Teva, a global organization, with a brand of evolving success.  Be part of it!


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.


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!


Relocation Offered.

Job Description


Teva is searching for a Microbiologist II to join our team in Irvine, CA!


The Microbiologist II performs all Microbiological tests and develops methods. You will train and review the work of less senior level Microbiologists / Technicians. This is a lab role.
You will:

• Perform Microbiological testing on Raw Material, Finished Products and Stability samples including:  Sterility Testing, Bacterial Endotoxin testing, Particulate Matter testing, Bioburden test, Antibiotic assays, Microbial Limits test.
• Develop and Validate new test methods - perform Bacteriostasis and Fungistasis test, Inhibition and Enhancement test, Preservative Effectiveness test, Container Closure Integrity test and Bacterial Retention tests. Compile method validation reports.
• Support validation functions. Perform enumeration of Biological Indicators. Maintain user logs and BI history data.
• Performs laboratory and EM investigations as required.
• Maintain environmental isolates and identify environmental isolates. Perform evaluation of thermal resistance of spore formers.
• Schedule/coordinate /perform assigned projects compiles test data, write summary and final reports.
• Will process EM samples including plate enumeration and PM (particulate matter) data entry
• Train less senior level Microbiologists / Technicians as required.



• Bachelors of Science degree required, preferably with a Microbiology focus. MS in Microbiology or related sciences preferred.
• 4 years relevant experience in a Microbiology laboratory required.
• 3 years of experience in a Pharmaceutical environment required.
• 3 years Working knowledge of cGMPs, GLP, FDA guidelines, USP and EP and other applicable industry regulatory requirements required.
• 3 years of microbiological testing in a pharmaceutical microbiology Lab required.
• 3 years with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMs) preferred



Sub Function

Manufacturing Quality Assurance

Reports To

In process of validation

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Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles