Horizon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Solutions for the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Diagnostic Industries


Performs microbiological testing in compliance with written test methods and procedures. Participates in activities such as environmental monitoring, media fills, microbiological and chemical sampling of utilities and services.  Performs scheduled data analysis, archiving and trending of results.  The Microbiologist isolates, identifies and studies microorganisms and their byproducts in order to evaluate their applications to the pharmaceutical industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

•     Microbiological Quality Control analysis of WFI, Raw Materials, Work In Process, and Finished Goods samples

•     Primary personnel in performing Sterility testing

•     Perform QC analysis for Bioburden, Bacterial Endotoxin and Microbial Load, etc.

•     Responsible for data reporting and review, SOP / STM generation and review, method development  and stability protocols

•     Assist in Out of Specification / Sterility investigations

•     Component testing and release

•     Assist in validations

•     Lead and direct the work of Environmental Monitoring Technician

•     Trending and performing Gram Stain analysis of bacterial isolates

•      Internal Audits as assigned by QA

Job Requirements:

•     Excellent communication skills

•      Excellent verbal and written skills

•      Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)

•      Professional appearance and conduct

•      Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines

•      Familiarity with the field’s concepts, practices and procedures

•      Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

•      ISO 13485:2003 Internal Auditor (training to be performed within 3 months of hire date)

Required Education/Experience/Training:

•     Preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (Biological Sciences or related field)

Minimum 1 – 3 years in a pharmaceutical laboratory

Please send resume and salary requirements to HR@horizonph.com. No phone calls please.


Horizon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital or veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity with respect to recruitment, selection and all terms and conditions of employment.