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R&D Microbiologist Contractor

Job Details

Job Ref:
1001 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA
Employment Type:
Full Time

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to market drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today’s innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky’s the limit.  

Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you’d expect from a world leader in microbiology automation. Advancement at RMB affords an opportunity to achieve your personal goals and develop your passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You’ll do more, learn more, and can make a profound impact on our business.  

General Summary

The ideal candidate will have solid independent laboratory research experience and excellent academic credentials. The candidate will work closely with other scientists and engineers on a variety of cross-functional projects in developing and validating new applications, technologies, and products for rapid microbial enumeration assays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute established validation and laboratory protocols

  • Liaise with other professionals or scientists to assist in the execution of protocols

  • Support the dissemination of research data by independently contributing to work reports and other documentation

  • Perform laboratory support duties, including but not limited to prepare medias and buffers, autoclave materials, maintain general laboratory equipment

  • Work in a safe manner with strict adherence to all procedures

  • Actively participate and engage cross-functionally on assigned project teams

  • May need to work nights and weekends on occasion to meet critical deadlines

Education & Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Microbiology, or Biological sciences and 2-4 years’ experience with general microbiological methods, experimental test protocol, and results preparation (academic and/or industry).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, or Biological sciences and 0-2 years’ experience with general microbiological methods, experimental test protocol, and results preparation (academic and/or industry).]

  • Candidate must be familiar with common laboratory techniques such as:

    • Aseptic technique, culturing methodologies, pipetting, and autoclaving.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities, work in a team setting, and independently learn / execute assigned tasks. 

Working conditions/physical demands

  • Requires the ability to lift 15+ pounds

  • Requires standing for an extended period of time


Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing—ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Our research & development, and manufacturing operations are located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Additionally, we maintain field offices in Freising, Germany; Switzerland, and Singapore. 

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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