Research Microbiologist in Crete IL

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Research Microbiologist
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Crete IL
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Food Technol/Scientist, Microbiologist, Research Technician

Research Microbiologist

Crete Science Center


Mérieux NutriSciences is a solutionproviderdedicated 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 Research Microbiologist in 3600 Eagle Nest Dr, Crete, IL 60417 USA. Your missions will be to:


This position is responsible for working in a cooperatively team environment where scientists collaborate on contract research designed to promote the safety, quality and nutrition of the global food supply.

The incumbent is responsible for the testing of samples supporting research studies using various microbiological analyses.

The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines.

The incumbent contributes to defined contract research projects by performing lab tests, data interpretation and maintaining documentation in accordance with required specifications, established procedures, and customer service standards.

Job Duties:
1. Executes contract research project according to proposals including daily documentation of work performed.

2. Perform sample analysis including product inoculation, diagnostic and quantitative analysis for contract research. Provide feedback and suggest process improvement changes.

3. Interpret data for contract research project and communicate to lab management.

4. Educate and train departmental personnel on correct procedures and new analysis methods or laboratory equipment.

5. Initiate and investigate non-conformances through root cause analysis and determine corrective actions. Assist laboratory management in implementation of corrective actions.

6.Maintain quality control documentation and communication deviations to lab management.

7. Perform cultural confirmation to verify the purity and identity of the strain of microorganism, and communicate unexpected results to lab management.

8. Maintain technical expertise of testing and protocol execution as a resource in laboratory.

9.Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

Assist other departmental personnel with analysis procedures.

10. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.

11. Perform other related duties as assigned.


1-2 years of experience is preferred.

The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results.

Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample.

A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of sample.


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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