Microbiologist I

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 9766


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

This role is responsible for complete execution of deliverables related to microbiology testing, contamination control, cleaning/disinfection validation of manufacturing areas, product release testing, and controlled environment monitoring/certification. This will require review of samples to ensure testing is performed according to provided work instruction. Fulfill microbiology role supporting new product development, production, controlled environments, and sterilization.   

Principal Responsibilities

•    Execute routine Bacterial Endotoxin Tests and Product Bioburden Tests according to provided work instruction
•    Execute media growth promotion testing and gram staining supporting bioburden testing
•    Assist with nonconformance investigations
•    Trend microbiology data and maintain lab tracking spreadsheets
•    Execute and report data for facility modification test requirements supporting manufacturing sites assessments
•    Execute testing to support sterilization cycle revalidations and product change assessments 
•    Assist investigations and provide technical support for non-conforming events and CAPA related to microbiology
•    May perform additional tasks, as assigned

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree required in a related scientific discipline
•    No previous professional experience is required

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Thorough understanding of basic laboratory requirements - including aseptic technique
•    Strong computer literacy
•    Ability to define, organize, and manage individual tasks
•    Effective verbal and written communication
•    Able to create and review technical documentation
•    Interpersonal skills; working in a team and as an individual contributor
•    Foster a positive culture of growth, collaboration, and achievement across the organization


Working Conditions / Physical Demands


☒ Office/Professional        ☐ Plant/Manufacturing    ☐ Remote/Field     ☒ Laboratory

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 877-880-8588 or Talent@Teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.