Quality Control Microbiologist

Job description

Job description


West Lebanon, United States

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About the Department       

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • 34 Paid days off including vacation, sick days & company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position

This position has primary responsibility to support QC operations in the microbiology or analytical area. This position requires strict adherence to cGMPs, established manufacturing practices and procedures, and compliance with quality regulations and guidelines. This position carries out routine QC testing and may support sampling, investigations, validations, projects and other related support activities for the manufacturing facility and process. This individual works with supervision on routine tasks and detailed instruction on new tasks. 


This position is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire and will require onsite work. It is a full time (40 hours per week) position and the standard schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 8am to 5pm.




Reports to: According to the organizational chart


Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: n/a


Essential Functions

  • Independently performs low complexity testing (e.g. Bioburden, Spectroscopy, Environmental Monitoring )
  • Executes moderate complexity testing with minimal support (e.g. Microbial Identification, HPLC)
  • Performs high complexity testing with support (e.g. Bacterial Endotoxin, ELISA, UPLC)
  • Completes routine equipment maintenance
  • May support equipment calibration/validation or method verification
  • Participates in systematic problem solving and laboratory investigations
  • May update standard operating procedures with help
  • Delivers training on low complexity tasks
  • Performs troubleshooting with support
  • Contributes to cLEAN activities (e.g. PDCA, SPS, VSM)
  • May lead or support projects with limited scope
  • Documents and archives work in accordance with Good Documentation Practice
  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations, and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others


Physical Requirements

0-5% overnight travel required. The ability to climb, balance, reach, stand, and walk. The ability to push, lift, finger, grasp, and feel. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication. Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers. Lifting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects . Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations. The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including: noise, close proximity to moving parts and equipment, use of ladders, and exposure to chemicals; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust.



  • Bachelors in a scientific discipline, Associates in a scientific discipline (with additional experience) or equivalent level of knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Bachelors with 1 year of related experience or Associates with 3 years of related experience, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices required (such as aseptic technique, use of pipettes, pH etc.)
  • The ability to understand and execute established written instructions is essential 
  • Good organization and documentation skills
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks 
  • Ability to train others 

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance provided.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.