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Lead Microbiologist

Kelly Services
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
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**Kelly Science has an immediate opening for Lead Microbiologist for our growing client near Mt. Prospect, IL**

**Pay: $20/hr-$24/hr**

**Tues Sat 2:00pm -10:30pm**


**Direct Hire**

Are you looking to progress in your career with a fast-growing food safety company? Are you a hardworking, collaborative team member ready to hit the ground running and get the job done? Then we are looking for you!

What we do:

We provide a uniquely comprehensive scope of laboratory, advisory, research, data management, and agricultural services that support our customers confidence in bringing safe, quality food to market.

Why it matters:

This work allows clients to identify potential contamination before it impacts their products and helps them feel confident that their products meet their quality standards and are safe for consumption in the market.

Role summary:

In this role, the Lead Microbiologist is responsible for the coordination of lab staff in daily workflow organization and sample troubleshooting in addition to routine and non-routine sample analysis with an emphasis on food microbiology methods. Additionally, monitors lab operations such that quality and behavioral procedures are being followed, supporting management in general operational oversight.

What youll do:

Plan and adjust daily laboratory workflow to meet the needs of sample volumes, client needs, and available staff.

Review and authorize test results, ensuring accuracy and traceability/documentation of activities performed.

Relay operational updates to management, communicating any customer impacts to Customer Service as appropriate.

Maintain technical proficiency and perform routine and non-routine microbiology analyses as required, including result interpretation.

Troubleshoot operation of equipment, assisting in maintenance as required.

Document and respond to QC failures, nonconformities & deviations and client out of specification results.

Participate in investigating non-conformances and development of corrective actions, working to implement required corrective actions at the bench level.

Perform and document training activities for department staff on all laboratory duties performed including safety procedures, general bench skills, method specific proficiencies and associated data system tasks.

Supports quality of lab operations by ensuring employees are following documented procedures and the team works to reduce non-conformances.

Participate in review and revision of applicable Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.

Identify and assist with implementation of process improvements within the Microbiology Department.

Other duties may be assigned to assist with the operations of the lab.

There are two schedules for this role:

Monday through Friday from 2pm-10:30pm and

Tuesday through Saturday from 2pm- 10:30pm

The candidate for this role will be able to work flexible hours and willing to work overtime.

What you have:

Bachelors degree, preferably in Microbiology, or Associates degree with equivalent work experience.

2 years working in a commercial lab environment with various food samples and methodologies.

Ability to distinguish colors as required for Microbiology testing.

Demonstrated ability to work with a team.

Positive outlook with the ability to adapt to a changing environment.

What we offer:





Life Insurance

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Accident & Critical Illness

Paid Time-Off

Tuition Reimbursement

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


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Posted: 2021-10-04 Expires: 2021-11-04

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