B. Braun

  • Microbiologist I

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Requisition ID
    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am - 5pm
  • Overview

    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. CAPS, a pioneer in the outsourcing of compounded sterile preparations was founded in 1991.


    State-licensed and FDA-registered, CAPS pharmacies deliver solutions from more locations than any other national compounder. CAPS provides both custom and standard solutions to hospital and outpatient providers from our 25 locations across the United States. Making over 300,000 local deliveries annually, CAPS pharmacies operate 365 days a year to dispense labeled, patient-specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to our health system pharmacy customers.


    CAPS believes safety is job one. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and continuous quality assurance program in the industry. We perform environmental monitoring, regular process validations, and daily process sterility testing as part of our routine Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program.


    The CAPS service is focused on the daily admixing, dispensing, and delivery of a variety of CSPs. CAPS uniquely trained and licensed pharmacy personnel compound a broad range of patient and non-patient specific CSPs embracing the latest compounding technology, including proprietary software for ordering prescriptions and barcode safety checks for automated and manual compounding processes.


    Each CAPS pharmacy is managed by a pharmacist with well-established compounding expertise. These directors manage a team of licensed pharmacists and certified technicians trained on CAPS Standard Operating Procedures. CAPS employs a QA team of chemists, microbiologists, and on-site quality assurance personnel who are accountable independently from the admixture staff. Quality Assurance reports are provided to our clients on a quarterly basis.


    Orders are sent via CAPSLink, a web-based proprietary ordering software that can manage both complex and patient-specific prescriptions like Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and anticipatory compounded (AC) non-patient-specific order requests. CAPS ordering system can also interface with your pharmacy management software for convenience and broader custom service options. Pharmacists review orders upon receipt and prepare your order using an automated compounding process and a bar coded manual-add-system (MAS) to verify ingredient accuracy.


    CAPS mixes to order so you can be assured your order is freshly compounded and has maximum beyond use dating (BUD) when delivered. CAPS has a variety of delivery options including same day and next day services. 


    Position Summary:


    The Microbiologist I (503B) will be a lead in a cGMP working environment with cleanroom experience dealing with environmental monitoring, sterility testing, endotoxin testing and microbiological control. Conducts investigations, experiments, studies, and tests related to sterility assurance and aseptic controls in compliance with CAPS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & Regulatory Standards.  Help lead team to uniform working standards and distribution of work load. Prepare and present technical microbiology and sterility assurance information for writing investigations and report.  Formulate microbiology or sterility assurance recommendations for disposition or other actions related to product non-conformances and process deviation. Participate as a member in support of regulatory audits. Recommend and implement continuous microbiological quality improvements.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties


    • Knowledge and ability to work in a cGMP environment in a FDA manufacturing setting.
    • Work with a team of individuals to ensure the coordination and flow of microbiological activities/work are completed on schedule.
    • Conduct product performance and compounding process investigations and tests related to sterility assurance and aseptic controls.
    • Prepare and present technical microbiology and sterility assurance investigations and trend reports.
    • Formulate microbiology or sterility assurance recommendations for disposition or other actions related to product non-conformances, process deviation and investigations.
    • Lead micro team and help with ensuring responsibilities of the micro department are met.
    • Perform, lead, and schedule routine analysis of finished product or environmental samples according to established specifications and procedures using various laboratory equipment as necessary.
    • Perform technical review of test results for completeness and compliance to cGMP’s to ensure that excellent documentation, controls and traceability are in place to maintain integrity and quality.
    • Interpret and apply specifications and operating procedures when carrying out and reviewing testing responsibilities.
    • Support Internal (Regulatory Compliance, Third Party Consultants) & External audits by regulatory agencies, such as FDA and Board of Pharmacy Outsourcing Facility (503B).
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills


    • Knowledge of good laboratory techniques, cGMP’s, USP and FDA requirements and Microbial Identification techniques
    • Proficiency in micro testing i.e. Sterility testing, LAL and Environmental Monitoring techniques.
    • Good analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Multi-tasking capabilities with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and closely with Manager.
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to demonstrate leadership skills.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • B.S. degree in Microbiology or a related science degree or equivalent experience.  
    • 3 – 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical / medical device industry or other cGMP related environment.
    • Valid driver’s license required.
    • Some travel may be required.


    • Understand and ability to demonstrate aseptic technique with cleanroom environment experience preferred.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.




    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled


    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time, walk, talk and/or hear.

    • Ability to use hands to handle, feel, reach and grasp.

    • Ability to stoop, pull and perform repetitive motion procedures.

    • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment:

    • Indoors, cleanroom, working environment limited to a small area, wearing protective cleanroom attire, tolerating controlled temperatures and loud noise.
    • The work environment requires special gowning and clothing to operate within the controlled environment.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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