Jobs and Careers in Microbiology from MyFoodRecruiter http://www.myfoodrecruiter.com The Food and Beverage Industry's leading jobs site and employment resource <![CDATA[ Sr. Microbiologist in Omaha, NE]]> Description:  Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.Job SummaryThis role serves as part of a team that is a key component of the food safety and microbiology program at ConAgra Foods. The incumbent interfaces with internal departments and functions including Quality, Engineering, Thermal Processing, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Affairs, Legal and Safety, as well as with Operations. Thus, the Senior Microbiologist must be an effective listener and communicator, knowledgeable yet humble, both a leader and a team player, and energetic and enthusiastic about the food safety goals and objectives.Position ResponsibilitiesProvide key input and direction to the ConAgra strategic food safety vision consistent with company direction and focus.Champion a culture mindset of food safety first and foremost both horizontally and vertically across the ConAgra enterprise.Ensure the adoption of best food safety practices across the organization including pathogen environmental monitoring programs, food safety sampling and testing regimens, and leading-edge methods deployment.Conduct portfolio risk assessments and recommend risk mitigation strategies and approaches.Respond to food safety-related special situations and provides guidance and direction to the process.Interact with key internal stakeholders such as Operations, Quality, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Legal, and others on food safety-related issues, policies, programs and procedures.Collaborate with key stakeholders such as Procurement, Co-manufacturing Quality and others to ensure ConAgraâ??s food safety standards are rigorously adhered to across the Global Supply Chain.Ensure that all appropriate pre-requisite programs to HACCP including training, GMPâ??s, SSOPâ??s, and others are developed and functioning as part of ConAgraâ??s overall food safety system.Position QualificationsBS degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field required; MS/PhD degree preferred.Minimum of 5 years related industry experience.Demonstrable knowledge of HACCP and related food safety systems as applied at the food manufacturing plant level.Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).Strong technical leadership with an understanding of business needs and processes.Demonstrated external leadership with a record of accomplishment relative to food safety via trade associations, academic consortia, and in the regulatory arena.Experience with government regulations (FDA/USDA/CDC/State and Local as well as international).Track record of successfully managing cross-functional teams and technical teams in the area of food safety.Excellent report writing skills.Working knowledge of statistical and analytical tools.Ability to travel up to 50% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible Conagra  representative.Physical Requirements (optional)Ability to lift up to 25 lbs occasionally and up to 50 lbs infrequently.Ability to use various lab equipment and tools.#LI-AB1SF-GDConagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. â??

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<![CDATA[ Associate Microbiologist in Omaha, NE]]> Description:  Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.Job SummaryUnder direct supervision, analyze and study the general properties of bacteria and other microorganisms in both food and food processing environments through applied research and routine testing at the Corporate Microbiology Laboratory. May conduct a wide range of tests to assess that quality specifications have been met. Conducts analyses in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner according to the written laboratory methods, quality control standards and practices, and safety practices and procedures.Position ResponsibilitiesAssists in maintaining requirements for ISO 17025. (International Organization for Standardization, global quality standard for testing and calibration laboratories)Assists in developing, writing and updating, laboratory SOPâ??s and approved procedures.Participates in the API proficiency program.Analyzes ingredients, products, and related samples for spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms.Plans and conducts applied research projects such as shelf life studies, challenge studies and other special projects upon request with assistance.Analysis of new methods for detecting, enumerating and identifying microorganisms of concern.Perform other assorted duties related to quality assurance, research, and laboratory operations as assigned.Guides and helps laboratory technicians.Maintains accurate and detailed laboratory data and notebooks.Maintains and calibrates instruments and equipment as well as a clean laboratory environment.Prepares and edits technical reports.Stays current with pertinent scientific literature, performs literature searches.Position QualificationsBS Degree with major studies in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or Biochemistry required.Minimum of 1 year related laboratory experience.Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.Ability to work with limited supervision, and work with others as a team.Basic knowledge of food safety, food development processes, and aseptic technique.Good interpersonal and relationship skills.Ability to follow technical procedures.Ability to collect and analyze data, draw conclusions based on facts, and write concise reports.Weekend/overtime work required.Minimum travel to plants required. Physical RequirementsAbility to operate laboratory equipmentAbility to stand for majority of shiftAbility to lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.Ability to work around lab equipment noiseAbility to tolerate odors associated with microbiological testing#LI-AB1SF-GDConagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. â??

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<![CDATA[ Manager of Food Safety and Microbiology in , AR]]> Description:  Our client, a leading beverage company, is currently seeking an accomplished Manager of Food Safety and Microbiology to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Develop protocols for preventive control validations 2) Verify and validate microbiological tests annually 3) Conduct risk assessments, verification, validation and monitoring of food safety plans 4) Monitor, report and develop strategies on emerging issues and technologies 5) Recommend strategies and develop policies and procedures 6) Educate and provide technical support, where needed 7) Design microbiological challenge and risk management studies 8) Implement microbiological programs and meet KPIs 9) Comply with company's policies and procedures 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in food safety and microbiology management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Microbiologist in , MA]]> Description:  We are seeking a driven individual with a passion for the food safety industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Microbiologist to their team. Responsibilities include: 1) Oversee production and validate the company’s products and components 2) Perform R&D for microbiological tests 3) Maintain Biological Stock Cultures 4) Guide and oversee employees’ producing microbial products 5) Participate in manufacturing and quality controlling of microbial test products 6) Support and develop customer applications for microbial products 7) Create and proof read technical support documentation for the Sales Team 8) Observe culture of microorganisms at the microbial bench scale and scale-up fermentation level 9) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food safety industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in microbiology If you are qualified and aspire to work for an excellent, established company whose employees believe in teamwork and make great contributions to the industry, then this could be a golden opportunity for you. Please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Microbiology Lab Supervisor in , NJ]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Supervise the microbiological lab by ensuring the is staff properly trained on policies, procedures and programs 2) Define and track performance metrics for the laboratory 3) Complete microbiological test on flavor and raw material samples following specifications 4) Assist in the investigation of internal and external microbiological non conformances 5) Monitor and maintain plant ESP program (including allergen / air / water testing) 6) Provide microbiological expertise to internal and external clients 7) Evaluate new microbiological test method and provide information to Corporate QA 8) Pursue the implementation of Food Safety Best Practices within the Microbiology and production department

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) BS in Microbiology or Food Science with 5-10 years of microbiological experience in food industry 2) Experience in lab supervision, FDA, USDA auditing, GMPs and HACCP 3) SAP experience (preferred) 4) Experience in meat and poultry products (highly preferred) 5) Ability to develop microbiological methods 6) Excellent communication, decision-making and organizational skills ]]>
<![CDATA[ Microbiologist in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading nutraceutical industry, is currently seeking an accomplished Microbiologist to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Assist with project work and report to clients 2) Ensure all work is carried out to agreed time and cost constraints according to all relevant quality standards 3) Liaise with customers on a regular basis 4) Plan and carry out trials 5) Grow microbe cultures 6) Record, analyze and interpret data 7) Manage laboratories 8) Write research papers, reports and reviews 9) Collect samples from a variety of locations 10) Write research papers, reports and reviews

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the nutraceutical industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in microbiology If you think you're a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Microbiology Lab Supervisor in , MN]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the food processing and distribution industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Microbiology Lab Supervisor to their team:1) Evaluate lab reports to identify potential micro problems and results2) Verify procedures are followed and updated3) Ensure all procedures and policies meet the USDA, FSIS laboratory recognition program4) Manage daily micro testing for Salmonella, Listeria, SPC, Coliform, E-Coli, staph, yeast and mold5) Maintain budget for the microbiology section of QA Department6) Provide technical support and leadership to micro lab staff7) Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained8) Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety9) Supervise food safety and food quality of the products10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food processing and distribution industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in laboratory supervisionThis is an amazing opportunity for someone who isn't afraid of rolling up their sleeves to get things done and has a great attitude. Our client believes in adding value to each and every thing they do and are looking for someone with similar values.]]>
<![CDATA[ Microbiologist in Mason City, IA]]> Description:  1) Conduct microbiological testing of production areas and food 2) Create new methods for microbiological analysis 3) Manage timely dismantling, sanitizing and setting up of equipment 4) Set up, implement and oversee the monthly cleaning schedule 5) Maintain cleanliness and ensure safe use of chemicals 6) Monitor water and chemical usage as well as cleaning supplies 7) Assist all other departments in sanitation practices through coaching and facilitation 8) Ensure compliance with SOPs, production and industry standards

Requirements:  1) BA/BS or Microbiology Degree 2) Minimum 2 – 3 years of experience in microbiology and quality systems 3) Experience in GMP, HACCP, equipment swabbing and environmental monitoring]]>