Associate Microbiologist (Mon-Fri / 2:00pm- 10:00pm)

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

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Savannah, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Associate Microbiologist (Mon-Fri / 2:00pm- 10:00pm)

Associate Microbiologist (Mon-Fri / 2:00pm- 10:00pm)

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life®, Nature’s Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Nuun®, Persona Nutrition®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.

Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.

We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary:


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide precise and dependable microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, finished products, the environment, and the processing environment. Our goal is to ensure that the final product is safe for public consumption and meets the quality standards set by our customers. You will report to the Quality Laboratory Supervisor, and in the absence of the Microbiologist, another Microbiologist will serve as backup.

Please take note of the work schedule: Monday to Friday, from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, with weekend rotations as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and follow Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, which must be based on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Adopt microbiological methods prescribed in the official compendiums (e.g., AOAC, AACC, FCC, USP, BP, etc.).
  • Test raw ingredients, finished products, and environmental samples.
  • Test finished products for sterility using pour plate, petrifilm, and rapid micro test methods.
  • Monitor the plant and laboratory environment by taking swabs, air, and water samples at set frequencies.
  • Participate in AOAC proficiency testing, including performing specific tests, expressing results accurately, and monitoring response time.
  • Provide month-end statistical information to QATM, process documentation for the Supervisor and Plant Manager.
  • Maintain registration of laboratory permits.
  • Maintain clean equipment and laboratory environment.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment.
  • Provide recommendations and feedback on testing results to management.
  • Evaluate and authorize the stability of raw materials and finished products.
  • Regularly review all laboratory programs and keep records.
  • Provide general support to plant production and quality as assigned by plant leadership.
  • Attend all safety meetings, report any safety incidents/accidents, and understand and follow all safety protocols.
  • Train in the Nestle Health Science HACCP program to identify critical steps and instructions critical to the effective implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety Plan.
  • Provide support for the current SQF System.
  • Manage micro laboratory supplies, including inventory on a set frequency.
  • Communicate with lab suppliers and order supplies when necessary.
  • Maintain technical proficiency by participating in training and development courses provided by LMS.
  • Adhere to the ethical standards outlined by Nestle Health Science USA.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects and suggestions organized by plant management.
  • Participate in cost savings initiatives.
  • Participate in courses provided by GFTC, Silliker, or other leaders in microbiology, or organized by the Corporate Microbiology Task Force.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Microbiology or Biology (strongly preferred)
  • 1 yr of experience in a microbiological laboratory
  • Knowledge of pathogen confirmation tests.
  • Full understanding of biohazards and laboratory safety.
  • Please note that this position requires a high level of attention to detail, adherence to protocols, and commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient laboratory environment.

Requisition ID: 276828

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life®, Nature’s Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Nuun®, Persona Nutrition®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.

Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.

We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary:


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide precise and dependable microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, finished products, the environment, and the processing environment. Our goal is to ensure that the final product is safe for public consumption and meets the quality standards set by our customers. You will report to the Quality Laboratory Supervisor, and in the absence of the Microbiologist, another Microbiologist will serve as backup.

Please take note of the work schedule: Monday to Friday, from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, with weekend rotations as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and follow Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, which must be based on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Adopt microbiological methods prescribed in the official compendiums (e.g., AOAC, AACC, FCC, USP, BP, etc.).
  • Test raw ingredients, finished products, and environmental samples.
  • Test finished products for sterility using pour plate, petrifilm, and rapid micro test methods.
  • Monitor the plant and laboratory environment by taking swabs, air, and water samples at set frequencies.
  • Participate in AOAC proficiency testing, including performing specific tests, expressing results accurately, and monitoring response time.
  • Provide month-end statistical information to QATM, process documentation for the Supervisor and Plant Manager.
  • Maintain registration of laboratory permits.
  • Maintain clean equipment and laboratory environment.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment.
  • Provide recommendations and feedback on testing results to management.
  • Evaluate and authorize the stability of raw materials and finished products.
  • Regularly review all laboratory programs and keep records.
  • Provide general support to plant production and quality as assigned by plant leadership.
  • Attend all safety meetings, report any safety incidents/accidents, and understand and follow all safety protocols.
  • Train in the Nestle Health Science HACCP program to identify critical steps and instructions critical to the effective implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety Plan.
  • Provide support for the current SQF System.
  • Manage micro laboratory supplies, including inventory on a set frequency.
  • Communicate with lab suppliers and order supplies when necessary.
  • Maintain technical proficiency by participating in training and development courses provided by LMS.
  • Adhere to the ethical standards outlined by Nestle Health Science USA.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects and suggestions organized by plant management.
  • Participate in cost savings initiatives.
  • Participate in courses provided by GFTC, Silliker, or other leaders in microbiology, or organized by the Corporate Microbiology Task Force.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Microbiology or Biology (strongly preferred)
  • 1 yr of experience in a microbiological laboratory
  • Knowledge of pathogen confirmation tests.
  • Full understanding of biohazards and laboratory safety.
  • Please note that this position requires a high level of attention to detail, adherence to protocols, and commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient laboratory environment.

Requisition ID: 276828

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Savannah, GA, US, 31408

Savannah, GA, US, 31408


Nearest Major Market: Savannah

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at Aimmune Therapeutics.