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Analyst, Microbiology (Contract)

Brampton, Canada

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry
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You’re the one who will help us meet and exceed the quality standards that medical professionals and patients expect from us. Collaborating with like-minded, inventive colleagues, you’ll take a balanced approach, tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, and creating solutions that empower our fast-growing company. Join a workplace that’s big on open communication and fueling your career growth. When can you start?

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Analyst, Microbiology (Contract)

Brampton, Ontario
Category Quality Job ID R-31579

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:   

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Employee training and organizational development programs, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for Analyst, Microbiology (Contract)

Job purpose

The main responsibility of this position is to generate accurate results while following GMP requirements.  Responsible for microbiological testing in microbiology laboratory, in accordance with established compendial and in-house testing methods, while under minimum supervision.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Microbiological testing as per USP <60>, <61> and <62> for RMs, In-process bulk, F/G and stability samples.
  • Microbiological testing of purified water and city water.
  • Environmental monitoring including active air, passive air, surfaces, compressed air and non-viable particulate counts.
  • Perform microbial recovery studies for method validation.
  • Perform Antimicrobial effectiveness studies and intrinsic antimicrobial testing.
  • Antibiotic assays using cylinder plate method and turbidimetric analysis
  • Media preparation, sterilization and QC testing of culture media for sterility and growth promotion tests
  • Media preparation, sterilization and QC testing of culture media for sterility and growth promotion tests
  • Operation and maintenance of microbiology laboratory equipment
  • Document test results as per SOP and GMP
  • Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and under the direction of the Supervisor/Manager assists in the completion of lab investigations
  • Interpret data, communicate results and complete written reports
  • Complete all GMP documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Conduct (participate or lead) routine laboratory and Non-Conformance Investigations
  • Initiate and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Evaluate methods and procedures and suggest improvements and changes as required
  • Interpret data and complete written reports
  • Routine maintenance of microbiology laboratories including daily, monthly and Quarterly cleaning and sanitization of the microbiology laboratory.
  • Other duties as required


  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in Pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory environment preferred
  • Strong Microbiology knowledge/experience preferred
  • Ability to apply knowledge of microbiology, math, instrumentation and statistics to complete tasks
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency with applicable software (LIMS, TrackWise)
  • Strong organizational, analytical and multi-tasking ability
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to support testing records, reports and investigations
  • Thorough understanding of GMP’s

Working conditions

Generally, fairly pleasant surroundings.  Occasional exposure to higher than normal noise levels.  Frequent, daily exposure to various chemicals used in the testing of raw materials, components and finished products.  Occasional exposure to unpleasant odors resulting from testing procedures.  Fairly level temperatures.  Mixture of standing and walking, some light lifting and/or movement of material/ instruments with the aid of a cart.

Physical requirements

Office based.

Direct reports


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.  does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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