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Quality Control Microbiologist

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Quality

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMérieux’s global headquarters is located in Marcy L’Étoile, France, and we have more than 11,200 team members in 43 countries. With our distributor network, we serve more than 160 countries. bioMérieux, Inc., our Americas division, has more than 4,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries. Our passionate team members recognize the power of diagnostics and rally behind our mission to help save lives.


Position Summary:

Using good aseptic lab practices, is responsible for timely and accurate testing of disposable cards to ensure they meet all defined acceptance criteria prior to release for commercial sale.  This position must prioritize to ensure schedule is met. Ensures that organisms are not contaminated and are properly plated for isolation. In addition, ensures proper documentation according to cGMP’s and current procedures. Performs all duties using safety conscious practices.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Tests products as scheduled in an efficient and timely manner per procedures and specifications. 
  • Trouble shoot performance testing issues with assistance from management, forward lots after investigation into performance has been completed. Perform failure analysis to determine preliminary cause of problem.
  • Support product and process improvement, and engages in special projects as needed in QC and other areas.
  • Supports Environmental Monitoring.
  • Takes ownership of a product line for shelf life testing and see through to completion.
  • Initiates Nonconforming Material Reports (NCMRs) and Nonconformance reports (NCs) as needed.
  • Completes quality records accurately and timely.

Studies/Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Requires a 4-year degree in biology or related field. 
  • Must have a minimum 3 years microbiology lab experience; or Vitek 2 operational experience. 
  • Requires strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Package (Excel, Word, etc.). 
  • Must have a working knowledge of antibiotic / microorganism interactions and GMP compliance. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility in responding to unexpected demands.  Must also be able to work in team environment, building effective working relationships.

Additional Information:

  • Excellent personal hygiene required in production and laboratory areas.


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA





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