Microbiologist (North Sioux City, SD) at SGS

Business/Strategic Management
South Dakota, SD

·       Utilize aseptic technique during sample preparation and microbiological/chemical analyses

·       Prepare test solution and reagents

·       Proper labeling, handling, storage, use, and disposal of solutions, biohazard and hazardous waste, and microbiological cultures

·       Perform serial dilutions and enumerate target microorganisms according to standard operating procedures

·       Detection of pathogens that may cause foodborne illness using DNA and Protein-based methods

·       Preparation and sterilization of culture media

·       Extraction of desired components from samples using standard chemical procedures such as distillation, solvent extraction and acid digestion

·       Analysis of chemical composition using standard laboratory equipment  

·       Maintenance and verification of general laboratory equipment

·       Documenting and recording accurate data using Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

·       Managing time and tasks efficiently while maintaining excellent quality of work

·   4 year degree in microbiology, chemistry, food science, biology, or related discipline or equivalent industrial laboratory experience

·   Experience with Windows PC and Microsoft Office – LIMS software experience a plus

·   Ability to lift at least 25 pounds

·   Ability to think independently while working in a team environment

·   Detail-orientated

·   Schedule includes at least one weekend day and evening hours