QC Analyst III


Dayton, OH



QC Analyst III must have broad knowledge of all the techniques within the laboratory required for the routine support of microbiology laboratory operations. In this role the Analyst will be a fully functional member of the team responsible for testing, data entry and occasional review of data for finished product, in-process samples, stability samples, clinical materials and raw material release in a cGMP regulated environment


  • Execution of microbiological tests including but not limited to bioburden, LAL, growth promotion, sterility, particulate profiling and microbial identification of bulk, raw materials, in-process material, components, clinical materials and finished product
  • Review and data entry for testing results following GMP regulations into the electronic data management systems
  • Perform laboratory investigations for out of specification and/or out of trend results in conjunction with management
  • Write change controls and work orders for systems and instrumentation changes
  • Creation/Revision of SOP’s, and other documents required to support testing and ensure compliance
  • Participate in non-routine projects, validations and method development to meet departmental and individual goals
  • The employee will be required to participate in an on call schedule for various shift, holiday, or weekend work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the execution of test methods for sterile and non-sterile drug products, raw materials, components and in-process testing. This includes the methods described in USP Chapters 61, 62, 71, 85, 788 and relevant informational chapters
  • Critical thinker, ability to identify issues and work quickly to bring resolution
  • Capable of managing/coordinating multiple priorities in a dynamic environment, while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Understand common microbiological test instrumentation
  • Excellent organizational, planning and scheduling skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of Thermo Sample Manager LIMS or other applicable LIMS systems
  • The successful employee will have the ability to function in a microbiological laboratory environment; the employee should have no inhibitions regarding safely handling microorganisms present in the laboratory, aseptic gowning, and no health conditions that would prevent them from doing so
  • Ability to work safely; seek out and encourage safe practices
  • Ability to focus attention to details and ensure high quality work
  • Ability to cope with a rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-starter that takes initiative to do work with minimal supervision
  • Time management skills


  • Bachelor's in science, preferably in Biology / Microbiology / Biotechnology or Biochemistry, required
  • For QC Analyst III role, 3+ year experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or contract testing laboratory required
  • This job requires a large amount of physical activity
  • Walking, lifting, pushing and pulling carts, reaching, climbing, and bending are all required
  • Steel toe shoes, scrubs, safety glasses, and other PPE equipment must be worn based on job being performed
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