Pharmaceutical Microbiologist Job Description

May 26, 20120 Comments

Pharmaceutical Microbiologist Job Profile and Description

The Pharmaceutical Microbiologist brings the science of microbiology in a pharmaceutical application to study, investigate and understand the reproduction, development, structure, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms like fungi, bacteria and algae. A microbiological understanding leads to the pharmaceutical formulation of antibiotics, antiseptics and other anti-microbial drugs to treat diseases caused by these microorganisms.

Microbiologist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct the assigned lab tests to identify and isolate the microbial agents responsible for causing diseases.
  • Conduct tests on new formulation to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of antiseptic, disinfectant, deodorizing and other hygiene and personal care products for commercial product registration.
  • Supervise laboratory assistants to ensure that tests are conducted in compliance with approved practices and procedures.
  • Maintain laboratory procedures in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice standards of the US FDA.
  • Maintain and update laboratory databases
  • Propagate and maintain microbial stocks for testing purposes.
  • Provide management with regular progress reports of tests

Microbiologist Skills and Specifications

  • Should have an eye for detail and observant to identify aberrant or unique microbial action and reaction to specific anti-microbial formulation
  • Should have a good foundation in statistical laboratory testing methodologies
  • Should be willing to work long hours even under extreme work pressures
  • Should have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Should be able to organize, analyze and interpret data into significant information bits

Microbiologist Education and Qualifications

  • A college BS degree in Biology or Chemistry is basic requirement
  • A master’s degree in Microbiology coupled with a few years of experience in a laboratory work gives an added advantage

Microbiologist Salary

The microbiologist can enjoy an average annual salary which of $65,000. The middle 50% earned between $50,000 and $90,000. The lowest 10% received around $40,000 while the highest 10% received about $125,000.  

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