Microbiology Analyst

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Jul 04, 2024
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Microbiology Analyst

Position Summary

Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company, and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing the strategy for our new pharmaceutical site and shape the future of our operations in North America.


Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the Microbiology Analyst is responsible for coordinating and performing laboratory activities/projects including analysis of raw materials, finished products, and stability samples using microbial methods. The Microbiology Analyst is part of a scientific team that assists in the advancement, research and development of pharmaceutical products produced by the organization.


Regular working hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a 30-minute unpaid lunch


The Role

  • Sample and test raw materials, finished products and stability samples using microbial methods described in compendia references or in-house methods, as required.

  • Responsible for Environmental Monitoring (EM) sampling and testing.

  • Responsible for speciation, growth promotion, and stock culture maintenance.

  • Perform routine monitoring/calibration of designated lab equipment, as required.

  • Prepare media and reagents, as required.

  • Always comply with SOPs and GMPs.

  • Ensure compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) regulations, demonstrating leadership in safety practices and resolving safety-related issues.

  • Perform other duties as required.


The Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, Microbiology or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience as a lab analyst concentrating in microbiology preferred.

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical and/or GMP facility.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve quality issues, optimize quality systems and processes, and drive continuous improvement. The candidate should be able to make informed decisions in a timely manner, considering both operational and regulatory requirements.

  • Strong technical/scientific background.

  • Knowledge of laboratory/ aseptic techniques, terminology, equipment, and materials.

  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

  • Demonstrate applicable ethics and due diligence.

  • Good communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear.

  • The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. Use of manual dexterity is required.

  • The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, bend or twist, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance)

  • Group Retirement Savings –Registered Pension Plan (RPP) with employer contributions

  • Paid Time Off Programs including vacation, banked time & personal time.

  • Employee Reward & Recognition programs

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development & growth including tuition reimbursement.


Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.