Laboratory Technician III
Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 4 días


The primary function of this position is to perform daily duties of the microbiology laboratory and all tests and processes required to monitor the production area environment.

The individual will be responsible for carrying out all assigned tasks, which could include laboratory experiments and testing of raw material and processes as per routine documented procedures and to perform the tasks for maintenance of the microbiology laboratory.


Support the Microbiology Laboratory

  • General laboratory cleaning (washing of materials, cleaning surfaces, etc.)
  • Equipment preparation and sterilization / depyrogenation.
  • Material Preparation (packaging and sterilization).
  • Preparation of specialty test samples.
  • Maintain the necessary testing supplies in stock.
  • Preparation of required media and fluids.
  • Collaborate in inventory tracking for different tests’ needs.
  • Perform Test Procedures and Environmental Monitoring

  • Perform sterility testing of devices and components.
  • Perform bioburden estimation of devices, components, and solutions.
  • Perform Endotoxin Testing of devices, components and solution
  • Perform identification of microbial isolates.
  • Perform Validation testing for product sterilization cycles.
  • Perform Validation of products test procedures.
  • Perform the predetermined sampling and testing schedule to ensure that the controlled environment rooms and water systems meet the environmental, validation and Calibration specification requirements

  • Perform Laboratory Equipment Qualification.
  • Maintain all required laboratory instruments and equipment validated.
  • Maintain all laboratory instruments requiring calibration, calibrated.
  • Assist in the validation of the manufacturing sterilizers, the CAE room and supporting systems and the water systems.
  • Documentation

  • Accurate record keeping of lab procedures performed and their results.
  • Maintain and file all laboratory test data and reports.
  • Evaluate and maintain trend charts of environmental test data, water system, product tests and other microbiology related data.
  • Maintain traceability of clinical product used for testing
  • Conduct investigations and generates reports out of specifications.

    Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, biotechnology, or a related field.

    Or is currently studying one of these fields and is at least 50% completed with the degree.

    Microbiology, biology, biology, biotechnology, or a related field preferred

    2 year’s experience in a Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or related Laboratory field are required.

    Proficiency in computer applications (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint).

    Must have knowledge of laboratory equipment such as pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, autoclave.

    Intermediate command of English (written and verbal) is preferred

    Medical device experience and knowledge of Environmental Monitoring, Bioburden, Bacterial endotoxin tests, are preferred.

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