Microbiologist 1

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients.

Each of our 3 marketed products, both in pharmaceutical and medical device, represent cutting edge technologies for pain management.

We have 700+ employees and have averaged double digit growth year over year for the past 5 years, with $500M in revenue. We are small enough for you to make your mark, and big enough for you to learn and grow!

We have facilities in New Jersey, California and Florida. Our San Diego, CA campus is a world class manufacturing and R&D facility. We are rapidly growing and have opportunities across all of our sites and functional areas.

Why work with us?
Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people. At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking – a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.


The purpose of the position is to provide technical expertise in the area of pharmaceutical microbiology. The position functions in a cooperative effort to provide quality control and assurance to the operational departments involved in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine environmental and systems monitoring of manufacturing and laboratory areas.
  • Conduct general laboratory experimentation in compliance with the instructions provided in approved SOP’s to determine appropriate action.
  • Follow policies and assists in the development of new procedures and/or documents.
  • Maintain records of experiments performed and results obtained including appropriate calculations.
  • Assist in the interpretation of data as require and conduct accurate and precise experimentation and complete documentation of results.
  • Assist in the preparation of data for presentations.
  • Maintain a level of technical knowledge and understanding in the assigned areas of responsibility consistent with the scientific requirements of the company.


Education and Experience:

  • 0 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical microbiology.
  • BS degree in Microbiology or other life science from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Proficient in the use of computer word processing, spreadsheet management, and data graphics programs.
  • Ability to qualify Class 100 gowning and maintain a qualified status.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self motivation.
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal English communication skills.
  • Ability to read and accurately follow the instructions of standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to effectively utilize scientific information resources.
  • Ability to work a 10-hour shift (includes overtime eligibility) is required.
  • Ability to work weekends is required.



Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, move between spaces, reach with hands and arms and stoop.  Close vision and the need to focus on computer screen, use of hands, fingers and wrist to type on keyboard and manipulate mouse.  Will need to lift and move boxes of paper and binders weighing up to 20 pounds.


Work Environment:


Typical office setting with a laboratory and cubicles.  Employee is required to work in the lab area.  Noise level is moderate with consistent printer, telephone ringing and conversation. 


The base pay range for this role in California is $21.15 per hour to $29.09 per hour. This role is classified as non-exempt and eligible for over-time. 


The range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role. The range considers a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: geographic markets, business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience, training, licensure, and certifications.  




EEO Statement: Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.
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