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Microbiology Supervisor

Req # JR - 032522 Location Bloomington, Indiana Job Category Microbiology Date posted 01/09/2021

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The Microbiology Supervisor leads the daily operations of a Microbiology functional department or quality system.  The supervisor serves as the leader of their respective area, and is a critical member of the Microbiology leadership team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Acts as the Supervisor for their respective sub-department.
  • Provides guidance, support, direction and leadership to Quality Technicians and Quality Lab Associates through positive interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Prioritizes workloads and assigns duties/shift requirements based on company needs.
  • Interviews, hires, coaches, and develops staff. Conducts annual performance reviews for all direct reports. Assist in setting performance objectives and development plans.
  • Sets local departmental policy and goals, and implement plans and systems to meet those goals.
  • Participates in the Microbiology leadership team to build systems and set goals and policy for the Microbiology department.
  • Participates in audits and as part of cross-functional teams with other Baxter departments and facilities as the SME (Subject Matter Expert) of the department supervised.
  • Writes and reviews investigations for out of level results, and other microbiology related investigations as appropriate.
  • Performs statistical analysis of data and evaluates the area supervised for microbiological trends, and responds appropriately.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science required, preferably in Microbiology.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to gown qualify for Grade A/B area.
  • The position sometimes requires extended periods of standing.
  • Must be able to wear applicable Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Position may require handling laboratory chemicals.
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required



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