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Microbiologist-Sterilization

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Research & Development
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19000FUF Requisition #

Location:  Irvine, CA

 

Careers that Change Lives

 

Help lead the effort to create global strategies for worldwide medical device approvals to introduce new products to market.

 

In this exciting role as a Microbiologist, you will be a key member of Medtronic’s Sterilization Services Team.   Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.


RTG

The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

 

BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devices
and therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures.

 

A Day in the Life

 

As a Microbiologist, within the Sterilization Services Team, you will work closely with cross-functional teams on validation/ revalidation activities related to sterilization processes, in addition to trouble-shooting as needed for sterilization issues.  This role will work with other Brain Therapy sites to harmonize best practices for cleanroom, laboratory operations, and sterilization methodologies.

 

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyzes chemical, biological or microbiological products, raw materials, in-process materials, release test samples or stability samples in support of the company's quality program.
  • Prepares, cleans, disinfects, and/or sterilizes instruments, materials, products, and/or supplies.
  • Follows protocols and regulations in order to clean, store, and/or deliver products, supplies, and/or instruments.
  • Interprets and evaluates the analyses in terms of accuracy and precision compared against established specifications and recommends and implements corrective action where necessary.
  • Develops, validates, and implements controlled environment methods.
  • Applies existing techniques and procedures with recommendations and implementation of modification for improved efficiency, or devises and develops new analytical methods and techniques.
  • Performs qualitative tests or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard analytical equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation.
  • May also be involved in establishing requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, the minimum requirements must be evident on your resume. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (e.g., Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Public Heath or related field) with a minimum of 2 years of experience in sterilization and microbiology (e.g., clean room, sterilization/microbiology lab)
  • Advanced degree with a minimum of 1 year of in sterilization, and microbiology (e.g., clean room, Ethylene oxide sterilization/microbiology lab). 

Nice to Have 

  • Advanced degree in Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Public Heath or related field
  • Experience at Medtronic or within a medical device industry.
  • Experience in Quality.
  • Sterilization specialist- EO certification
  • Proficient with MS Program, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project (or similar scheduling software), project management techniques and tools.
  • Excellent project management skills, organization and communication skills.

 

Benefits: 

Industry-leading Healthcare

Competitive Retirement and Stock   Programs

Educational Resources and Financial Assistance

Family Care Leave

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grants

Opportunities to Network and Grow

Mentoring

Flexible Paid Time Off

Well-being Resources, Activities and Rewards

A “Thank-You” Culture


About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

Physical Job Requirements 

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

 



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