Supervisor, Microbiology

Agawam, Massachusetts, United States Full-time


Position Title: Microbiology Supervisor
Job Location(s): Agawam, MA
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 180112

Cambrex ( is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, results-oriented individual to join our team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service and quality. We are currently accepting resumes.


  • As Microbiology Supervisor, you will be responsible for supervision of the following functional areas:
    • Sterility testing
    • Microbial Limits
    • Antibiotic Zone Testing
    • Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
    • Mycoplasma
    • Disinfectant Qualification
    • Bacteriophage
    • Endotoxin
    • Microbial ID
  • You will also be responsible for coordination of daily laboratory operations to meet established testing requirements and turnaround time commitments to sponsors.
  • As Supervisor of Microbiology, you will maintain a commitment to the company vision, growth of the Microbiology business unit, and adherence to Avista’s quality management systems.
  • You will onboard and validate new laboratory systems and equipment as needed.
  • Additionally, you will remain current with all USP/EP/JP/AAMI/ASTM/ISO guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biology, or related science field.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Understanding of basic laboratory and aseptic techniques.
  • Experience in a GMP environment.
  • Excellent understanding of company SOPs, and regulatory / compendial guidance documents.


  • Positive attitude and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, as well as time and resource management.
  • Multitasking and performing assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to work the necessary hours to meet objectives.
  • Experience with LIMS, eDMS, and electronic quality event modules a plus.

Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.