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Senior Scientist, Cleaning & Disinfection Lab (Microbiology)


This is a Contract position in New Kensington, PA posted July 15, 2021.

Job Title Senior Scientist, Cleaning & Disinfection Lab (Microbiology) Job Description If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance. In this role, you have the opportunity to Lead the Cleaning & Disinfection Lab activities, test protocols, equipment set up and mentor other employees. To plan, perform and co-ordinate, in conjunction with other departments, the necessary microbiological testing required to support new product developments and current products. Maintain and monitor the Laboratory Quality systems such that they conform to all GXP level standards. You are responsible for * Provide expert advice on experimental methods Microbiological testing to support new product development and sustaining activities. * Develop, maintain and monitor the necessary processes and documentation required to maintain compliance to GLP level standards. * Ensure the necessary study plans, protocols, processes and other documentation for studies are intended for submission to a regulatory body are established, documented, implemented, maintained and reported to GLP level standards. * Act as a point of contact for quality processes during auditing of laboratories by external & Internal parties, for conformance to GLP level standards when requested and to the Proper WI, QSP and QMS. * Plan, perform and co-ordinate the microbiological testing of products, in conjunction with the product project groups * Present clear and accurate protocols and reports and interpret data in line with the Company’s current guidelines, for presentation to stakeholders. * Co-ordinate, collaborate, coach and train other staff who may from time to time be assigned to microbiological testing of products. * Assist other research and development staff in the development of new intellectual property. * Perform experimental work in a safe manner in compliance with current legislation and Philips EHS rules and guidelines. * Assess laboratory processes with regard to health and safety rules and guidelines. * Ensure that all laboratory activities are in compliance with the current quality system. * Advise test facility management on any quality issues in the laboratories and suggest solutions. * Act with compliance with the Company Quality guidelines, procedures and processes. * Undertake other tasks as specified from time to time to assist the Group in meeting its technical and commercial objectives. * Provide specialist knowledge, support and coaching to other team members. * Act as one of the company’s representative with external bodies. * Perform duties as the Company’s Biosafety Officer (BSO) * Analyses all malfunctions that occur within own special field. You are a part of This position resides in the Sleep & Respiratory Care Business Group, a business group of Philips HealthTech. We are highly dynamic, ambitious and agile within a fast-changing industry. Our vision is to work together with our clinical and consumer customers to transform the personalized healthcare market to meet the significant demands caused by the increase of chronic conditions and an aging society. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for consumers and patients through better awareness, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and management of their conditions. To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience * US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa * BS in Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, (MS Preferred) * 8+ years experience in a laboratory environment preferably a microbiological / R&D laboratory. * Skilled in current general microbiological techniques for clean and disinfection testing, * Understanding of medical devices * Basic project management / supervisory experience. * Working knowledge of cGXP guidelines. * Quick to solve problems and provide solutions. Attention to detail. * Good communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. * Commercially aware. * Experience of analytical validation and instrument qualification. * Ability to generate, analyze and interpret large volumes of data. * Target/time driven with a ‘can do’ attitude. * Ability to work with other functions (e.g. PDG, production etc.). * Willingness to travel nationally & internationally, as required. * BS in Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, (MS Preferred) In return, we offer you A path towards your most exciting career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this global role in a sophisticated environment will open many doors for your long-term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities. Why should you join Philips? Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video. To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions. It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws. As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance. Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran #LI-PH1 Contact If you forgot your password, you can click the Forgot Password button on the Sign In screen to reset it.