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Senior Microbiologist

Req ID:  7071

Working Location: Minnesota, Minneapolis; MASSACHUSETTS, WESTBOROUGH; TENNESSEE, BARTLETT 

Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing Sterilization and Microbiological expertise to the Olympus Surgical Technologies America group and ensuring that the Operational activities in regard to cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are in compliance with internal and external requirements and regulations. This includes performing sterilization requalification, change assessments, environmental monitoring, cleaning validations, product adoptions, and root cause analysis for manufacturing sites globally.

Job Duties

  • Author Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization validations and/or product adoptions for new or existing products.
  • Support ongoing manufacturing and product changes related to sterility assurance.
  • Coordinate sterilization, environmental or microbiological activities with external laboratories and sterilization vendors.
  • Ensure compliance to internal and external regulatory requirements for sterility assurance including annual sterilization reviews, environmental monitoring and controls, bioburden testing, sterilant residual testing, EO requalification and dose audits.
  • Assist QA in the investigation of Cleaning and/or Sterilization related issues or complaints and recommend/implement corrections/corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Participate in audits of laboratories conducting sterilization, environmental and microbiological services to ensure laboratories provide reliable results and meet regulatory and internal expectations.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering required. Bachelor’s degree in biology or microbiology is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization within an FDA regulated medical device experience. 
  • Knowledge of hospital infection control practices, including cleaning, high level disinfection and sterilization procedures.
  • Good communication skills and writing skills.
  • Competent with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with pertinent FDA, EUMDR, AAMI, OSHA and ASTM regulations and guidelines.
  • Travel: < 10% domestic/international



Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at


About us:

Our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Minneapolis || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, Scientific, Engineer, Quality, Technology, Engineering

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