Microbiologist II

in Minnetonka, MN

Microbiologist II Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


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  • Job Location

    Minnetonka, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Medical and Clinical Affairs

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Not specified

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Minnetonka, MN location in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

We are seeking a high caliber Microbiologist II who will be responsible to involve learning the application of microbiological concepts to the manufacturing process of a medical device and understanding process monitoring to maintain microbiological quality of the final device.

What You’ll Work On

  • Facility and routine production microbiological support: Provide Facility Microbiological support including EM, BSC testing, DI systems and compressed air testing; Record review of routine microbiological test results; Technical support for facility issues in the areas of, environmental monitoringand microbiological methods; Conduct routine out of specification investigations; Develop and execute controlled access environment, deionized water, compressed and air qualifications; Assess manufacturing process changes for microbial impact; Complete environmental disturbance reports; and Complete annual controlled access environment reports.

  • Technical sterilization and microbiological laboratory methods support: Routine release of manufactured product; Data analysis of sterilization processes; Writes protocols and reports for qualifications for sterilization and microbiological test methods; Conduct new product assessments for sterilization adoption or validation; Assist in the development of sterilization cycles; Develop laboratory test methods and train technicians as appropriate; Works with technicians in conducting these qualifications; Complete LAL sampling analysis; and Develop microbiological specifications for incoming components

  • Documentation: Ensures correct documentation linkage flow for microbiologically related documents.

  • Writes new or updates current microbiologically related documents. Maintains understanding of applicable standards and applies them to qualifications and test methods.

  • Writes protocols and reports for qualifications for sterilization and microbiological test methods.

  • Writes appropriate validation protocols; performs or oversees validations for new technologies, equipment, and/or test methods; and creates documentation for implementation.

  • Technical Training: Provides training to laboratory technicians on new equipment or new test procedures and Provides training in the areas of sterilization validation and sterilization processes.

  • Other Projects as Directed by Department Manager.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management.

  • Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements

  • Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Education And Experience You’ll Bring

  • Minimum 5 years With a Bachelor's degree, 5 years in a medical device/pharmaceutical, or related industry, with work experience in microbiology and/or sterilization and relevant microbiology laboratory experience.

  • Minimum 2 years With a Master's degree, 2 years medical device/pharmaceutical or related industry, with experience in microbiology and/or sterilization and relevant microbiology laboratory experience. Demonstrates professional skills with excellent written communication. Able to work with minimal supervision and ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance. Demonstrated excellent troubleshooting skills in routine out of specification situations at the Microbiologist I level. Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment. Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects. Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail. Ability to travel approximately 5-10%, including internationally.

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews. 

The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • microbiology
  • diagnostics
  • data analysis
  • quality management
  • test methods
  • environmental management systems
  • healthcare
  • medical devices
  • technical support
  • written communication

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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