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Job Title:  Associate Scientist I- Microbiology

Req ID:  34959
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133


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.

Our Mission:   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.                                                                                      

Who we are:  STERIS is a growing provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services through our family of wholly owned subsidiaries.


Position Description

Under close direction of supervising scientist or manager, completes assigned laboratory studies/tasks which include:
- Accurate and thorough recording of raw data.
- Mathematical analysis and data compilation.
- Discussion of results.

Essential Job Functions

1. Conducts laboratory experiments under direction of supervisor.
2. Possess basic laboratory skills including the following:

  • Preparation of reagents.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment (i.e. incubators, water baths, spectrophotometers, pH meters and other optical instruments)
  • Skills specific to area of assignment. For example:
  • Microbiology - methodologies including aseptic technique when culturing, plating, and handling, microorganisms isolation, plate counting, and gram stains.
  •  Ability to read and interpret SDS files and handle organic and inorganic chemicals.
  •  Thorough and accurate documentation of raw data
  • Adherence to Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).

3. Maintains the Research Notebook information on activities undertaken, existing conditions and observed results.
4. Analyzes and compiles data. Provides interpretation of data under the supervisor’s guidance.
5. Recognizes and communicates unexpected results in a timely manner.


Essential Job Functions - cont'd

6. Drafts and completes protocols and reports under the supervisor’s guidance.
7. Retrieves information from scientific literature.
8. Serves as member of project sub-teams.
9. Maintains a level of technical knowledge and understanding in the assigned area of responsibility that is consistent with the current scientific literature.
10. Complies with established procedures and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
11. Writes and revises standard operating procedures (SOPs) under supervisor’s direction.
12. Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.
13. Takes initiative to identify and recommend potential improvements.
14. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

Requires 0-5 years of related laboratory experience.

Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.

Preferred Experience

Bachelor degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology is preferred.

Working Conditions

Travel up to 10%


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.

Req ID:  34959
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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