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Lab Technician, Microbiology

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 01/24/2023

Job Summary:

The Micro Lab Technician is responsible for media making, growth promotion, housekeeping, conducting experiments and entering results into Lims and Mapics or any current Lab system.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Must utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling all samples as well as biohazard.
  • Performs Microbiological testing of Raw Materials/Bulk Products/Finished Products, stability for R&D samples and documentation as per procedure.
  • Performs microbiological testing related to the following microbiological test methods: Microbial Enumeration and Specified Microorganism (MET) testing per USP 60, 61, and 62.
  • Sampling and Microbiological testing of water as per the procedure.
  • Performs Purified/Source Water testing per USP 1231.
  • Performs environmental monitoring activity as per the procedure.
  • Performs plate reads and incubations.
  • Performs stock culture inventory and Gram Staining.
  • Prepares culture medias and performs growth promotion testing on media as per SOPs.
  • Glassware washing and general housekeeping and disinfection of lab area.
  • Maintaining laboratory inventory.
  • Monitor/perform internal verification of pH meter, analytical balance, incubators, thermometers, autoclave, refrigerators, Biological Safety Cabinet, etc.
  • Keeps current with FDA, ISO, EU and cGMP standards and industry trends.
  • Documentation of lab testing.
  • Handling of biohazard.
  • Ensure the interpretation of the data is correct and the results are effectively communicated to appropriate groups.
  • Writing/conducting investigations when necessary.
  • Cross-trains to ensure full functionality on all laboratory equipment and methods.
  • Saturday hours to support manufacturing as needed.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Production, Manufacturing and Analytic Lab

Qualifications & Competencies: 

  • Associate Degree or Certificate in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, or related disciplines is required (on the job training to be provided)
  • One year in a cGMP laboratory or manufacturing environment, is helpful but not required.
  • Understanding importance of GMP and Quality
  • Must be able to interpret problems and effectively prepare surrounding communication in a productive manner to management with clarity and accuracy.
  • Must be organized and skilled in time management.
  • Knowledge of Aseptic techniques. Previous lab experience is preferred.
  • Expert in Windows based computer programs. (Word and Excel)
  • Teamwork and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent demonstration of verbal and written communication skill


Our Principles serve as the working principles that every Shiseido employee must follow. These eight working principles – known as “TRUST 8” – are based on the idea that mutual trust is the key to succeeding in Our Mission.

  1. THINK BIG – Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. TAKE RISKS – Embrace risk. Practice “Trial & Error & Trial”.
  3. HANDS ON – Consider front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end-to-end.
  4. COLLABORATE – Break free from the silo mentality. Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  5. BE OPEN – Be transparent. Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up – even if it is bad news.
  6. ACT WITH INTEGRITY – Be sincere and humble at all times.
  7. BE ACCOUNTABLE – Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  8. APPLAUD SUCCESS – Create a culture that celebrates success.
Job ID: 11220 Category: Factory

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