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SC Labs is the largest multi-state laboratory bringing together the industry’s most reputable testing labs. SC Labs, founded in 2010, is one of the cannabis industry’s oldest licensed testing labs and the first to develop a national hemp testing panel. The company is already licensed and accredited in California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, and Arizona and is executing a strategy for aggressive growth into additional states.

Position Summary

We are seeking a full-time Microbiologist to join the team. This position will be based in Warren, MI. The Microbiologist will perform the routine and non-routine day to day operations within the Laboratory. This position will perform testing within the laboratory and ensure that testing is conducted based on quality and safety procedures.

Testing Personnel Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine and non-routine testing and analyses using the appropriate qualified equipment.
  • Receives as well as processes samples in a safe and aseptic manner.
  • Calculates results, and records and reports results using the laboratory Management System.
  • Performs daily and weekly cleaning procedures of the laboratory.
  • Performs instrument cleaning procedures as necessary.
  • Performs equipment calibration and qualifications as requested.
  • Maintains equipment in proper working order, and maintains a clean work environment.
  • Completes all required training in a timely manner, and maintains training on updated policies and procedures.
  • Trains new employees on test methods.
  • Practices safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Help to maintain laboratory inventory, and properly labels and stores chemicals and supplies.
  • Assists the Microbiology Supervisor in validation planning and execution.
  • Updates/revises/develops SOPs when necessary.
  • Communicates to Microbiology Supervisor and Lab Management any laboratory testing issues related to health, safety, or testing practices.
  • Performs competency testing and PT testing as needed, and will report results to the Microbiology Supervisor for review.
  • Attends the required safety trainings, and remains current with refresher trainings.
  • Conducts trainings for other employees as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as delegated by the Microbiology Supervisor or Lab Management.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of testing processes and procedures.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Knowledge and application of good aseptic technique.
  • Knowledge of GMP practices.

Required Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences.
  • At least 1-2 years of full-time experience performing microbiology or diagnostic testing in a regulated laboratory environment.

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