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Microbiology Technician - Allentown, PA


Merieux NutriSciences


Microbiology Technician




Mérieux NutriSciences is a solution provider dedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products. Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.

Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world".

Do you want to be a part of it?



We are looking for a Microbiology Technician. Your mission will be to:

The incumbent prepares sample for processing and maintains documentation of process to facilitate analysis procedures.


Job Duties:

  • Read plates and tubes, as required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample
  • Record findings on worksheet for verification
  • Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked
  • Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed
  • Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process
  • Prepare sample for analysis by recording, weighing, and blending
  • Collect plates and place them in the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature
  • Prepare media and broth for use in pathogen testing as required
  • Sterilize materials needed for analysis. Autoclave plates before discarding
  • Perform food poisoning, pH and other analysis tests on sample when requested by the client
  • Ensure that media and materials are prepared for the next testing sequence
  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
  • Set up equipment and materials needed for analysis
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
  • Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized
  • Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required
  • Adhere to all safety policies
  • Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system
  • Perform other related tasks as needed



  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience and 1+ year relevant work; or, Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures
    and obtain accurate results.
  • A basic knowledge of personal computers is useful to accurately enter testing data and results.
  • A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.



You will join a company with an inspiring mission. With us, you could learn and develop yourself in a collaborative, empowering, dynamic and challenging environment. Entrepreneurship and improving public health are part of our DNA.

Join us and contribute to a meaningful Project!




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