Junior Microbiologist

Toronto, ON

Job Title:                    Junior Microbiologist

Division:                     Quality

Department:              Quality Assurance

Wage Category:        Annual Salary with Benefits

Report to:                   Director of QA

If you are enthusiastic about an ever-evolving, creative and innovative cosmetics industry, then this is the right place for you.  If you are detail-oriented, multi-tasking, good at project management, then this position is right for you.

Pioneering the beauty work to create, develop and partner with the top leading cosmetic companies globally is our drive to be ahead of the innovation curve.

We live and breathe cosmetics, our years of experience in the beauty world would drive our deep passion to continuously explore innovation breakthroughs with our clients.


Job Description of Junior Microbiologist

The junior microbiologist performs routine microbiology tests, conduct environmental monitoring, and perform laboratory duties as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow laboratory safety requirements and standard operating procedures as applicable.
  • Media preparation, culture maintenance, culture and media waste disposal.
  • Conduct microbial enumeration and identification tests on raw materials, packaging components, intermediate and finished products.
  • Gram stain, reading plates, water and EM sample collection and testing.
  • Assist Senior Microbiologist and supervisor in investigations and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Experience

  • B.Sc. degree or college diploma in microbiology or equivalent discipline.
  • Basic knowledge of aseptic techniques and media preparation and culture maintenance.
  • Knowledge of current USP and/or ISO microbiology test procedures.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Experience in cosmetics, pharmaceutical or food industries is an asset.



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