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Integra LifeSciences Supervisor Quality Control, Microbiology in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Microbiology Supervisor provides technical and supervisory leadership and mentoring to Microbiology group members and provides support to management. Directs, coordinates, and evaluates the activities of associates in the Microbiology Lab, including laboratory testing for in-process and finished good products, environmental monitoring, validation studies, and adherence to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures. Must have working knowledge of U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory agencies as they pertain to laboratory testing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

  • Responsible for supervising all Microbiology Laboratory personnel and operations, including product testing, environmental monitoring of cleanrooms, cleanroom gowning qualifications, utility testing (WFI, pure steam, clean compressed air), lab supply purchasing, and laboratory projects.

  • Responsible for reviewing and approving laboratory work.

  • Assigns duties and responsibilities to subordinate laboratory analysts, including benchwork, laboratory maintenance activities, laboratory projects, data review, and data entry.

  • Coordinates production activities with Operations teams and schedules Microbiologists to support these activities across shifts.

  • Manages cleanroom gowning qualification for all plant personnel. Coordinates with other departments to schedule personnel for qualification.

  • Coordinates microbiological testing performed at external laboratories including sending samples and documenting test requirements per procedure. Interacts with suppliers and customers as needed.

  • Maintains GMP/GLP laboratory logbooks and documentation relevant to the duties and responsibilities assigned.

  • Collaborates on the development of laboratory test methods and oversees execution of test method validations and implementation. Provides support as needed for other validations that involve microbiological testing, including EMPQs and utility qualifications.

  • Participates in FDA inspections, ISO certifications, surveillance audits, and customer audits.

  • Performs and supports Out of Specification (OOS) investigations, Non-Conformance (NC) investigations, and Corrective Action / Preventative Actions (CAPA).

  • Prepares and/or reviews trending reports for quality control testing, environmental monitoring, and other laboratory testing as required.

  • Provides staff with leadership, support, and mentoring. Conducts performance reviews for lab personnel, holds regular team meetings, and provides training to junior staff as needed.​


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position

•Bachelor’s degree or higher in Microbiology, Biology, or related field.

•7+ years of relevant GMP/GLP laboratory experience in regulated industry, with supervisory and project leadership experience.

•Must have method development, validation, and transfer experience in the pharma or medical device industry.

•Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to effectively present at staff and department meetings.

•Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Integra LifeSciences is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of race, marital status, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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