Associate Scientist II in Mentor OH

Full-time @Steris in Biology , in Laboratory , in Molecular Biology , in R&D , in Research , in Research Scientist , in Science
  • Mentor, OH, US, 44060 View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2022

Job Description

Join Steris as Associate Scientist II in Mentor Ohio. At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris Research & Development/Scientific careers in Mentor OH.

 

Position : Associate Scientist II

Job Category: Research & Development/Scientific

Work location : Mentor, Ohio

Job Segment : R&D, Research Scientist, Molecular Biology, Biology, Laboratory, Research, Science

 

Description: 

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.
Position Summary
Join the Infection Prevention Technology business at STERIS where you will manage multiple studies at different stages while performing efficacy testing in a clean room environment and detailed cosmetic evaluations of Medical Devices during Material Compatibility testing for multiple testing modalities. The majority of your  time will be spent in the labs conducting testing with the rest of the time spent on paperwork/training.  

*This position requires daily presence in the office/lab. 
Duties
•    Carries out assigned projects, laboratory work, and data analysis under the direction of a supervisor.

•    Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.

•    Works under supervision with some direct instructions.  

•    Carries out routine and semi-routine tasks independently.

•    Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.

•    Demonstrates solid proficiency of the following:

1.    Microbiology techniques

2.    Aseptic techniques

3.    Use and interpretation of test controls in experiments.

4.    Work with different sterilization technologies (VHP, liquid chemical, high level disinfection)

5.    Inoculation and recovery of test articles

6.    Operation of laboratory equipment used in testing.

7.    Handling of BSL-1 and BSL-2 organisms

•    Responsible for maintenance of microbiology equipment (BSCs, incubators, etc.).

•    Demonstrates basic understanding of the following:

1.    Sterility assurance

2.    D-values

3.    Bacterial spores

4.    Sterilization technologies

5.    Micro tests required for FDA clearance of a non-traditional sterilizer

6.    Spectrophotometry

•    Maintains spore stocks (population and purity evaluations, places new samples into culture collection).

•    Demonstrates proficiency in the following:

1.    ½ Cycle testing in various sterilization technologies

2.    Critical parameters testing

3.    Simulated use testing

•    Preparation of microbiological media.

•    Helps meeting laboratory quality, housekeeping, and regulatory compliance.

•    Perform efficacy testing in a clean room environment.

•    Perform detailed cosmetic evaluations of Medical Devices during Material Compatibility testing.

•    Manage multiple studies at different stages.

 
Required Experience
•    Bachelor degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry

•    Requires 3+ years of related laboratory experience

•    Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment. 

•    Maintains a level of technical knowledge consistent with current scientific literature and best practices.

•    Complies with established protocols and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.

•    Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.

•    Independently operate various standard instruments and perform basic maintenance according to established methods.

•    Demonstrates good writing skills for the following:

o    WIs and their revisions

o    Test plans/protocols

o    Laboratory reports

o    OOS reports

•    Maintains a laboratory notebook and documents laboratory data accurately and timely

•    Demonstrates oral communication skills:

o    Reporting of laboratory results to supervisor are accurate

o    Give presentations to group 

•    Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner

 
What STERIS Offers
The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.

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STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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