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Job Title:  Group Leader, Microbiology

Req ID:  31607
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.

Position Summary

STERIS is a growing, dynamic organization that helps our customers in healthcare and life sciences create a safer and healthier world.  We are looking for an experienced Microbiologist with leadership experience to join our mission in St. Louis, Missouri. As the Group Leader, Microbiology, you will lead a team of scientific professionals within Research and Development to develop and deliver a technical roadmap that will directly contribute to the continued success of STERIS' surface cleaners and disinfectants. Prior experience in an industrial environment is critical to the success of this role. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple teams and regularly work in the micro lab as the subject matter expert for the team. You will also have responsibility for guiding the team, delegating work, mentoring, training, etc. 

This is an excellent opportunity if you are someone who enjoys being a leader, has proven experience in Microbiology in an industrial setting, and is interested in working for a company that makes a difference through all of their products. 

What you will do

•    Provides current product support to marketing and sales teams, technical expertise in assisting with Customer issues and on Customer sites, and reviews sales and marketing documents for technical accuracy.
•    Demonstrates technical expertise in STERIS scientific technologies as they relate to Microbiology.
•    Leads a team of scientists, providing technical input and leadership to the team. 
•    Responsible for management, design, development and delivery of targets of one or more Research and Development projects including providing leadership and direction to the project team.
•    Takes ownership of all assigned projects/tasks from initiation to completion including the performance of personnel in their group.
•    Independently performs analyses and resolves complex issues using critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, and scientific expertise
•    Assurance of efficient laboratory operation through acquisition and inventory control of consumables (lab supplies & chemicals).
•    Develop Microbiological methods.
•    Maintains knowledge of FDA and EPA and European requirements for Microbiological Efficacy Testing.
•    Responsible for the communication of results/conclusions/ recommendations to senior management
•    Participates in refining current techniques, defining new techniques, troubleshooting problems and documenting processes, procedures and results.
•    Participates on cross functional project teams and establishes good working relationships within STERIS Corporation.
•    Serves as contact point for outside vendors & consultants.

•    Recognizes, communicates and provides interpretation of unexpected results.

What you need to be successful

•    Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biology or related major required. 
•    10+ years of related microbiology laboratory experience required.
•    Experience within an industrial environment required. 
•    Lead and/or Supervisory experience required. Experience within a Research and Development team highly preferred
•    Demonstrated experience leading successfully in a team environment.
•    Experience in project leadership.
•    Practical working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
•    Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Experience maintaining knowledge of current literature.
•    Some travel may be required.

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.



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:  31607
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

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