There has never been a more exciting time to join IHMA

Help us support the discovery of new antimicrobials that matter. Joining IHMA is joining the future of medication that can make differences in people’s lives and wellbeing.

IHMA is one of the world’s most dynamic contract research organizations, specializing in the field of anti-infectives. We serve the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech industries. IHMA depends on its talented professionals to provide exceptional customized products and services to clients engaged in the fight against infectious disease.

We are dedicated to providing an enriched and inspiring culture for all of our employees, who together help us best serve our clients’ needs. While our company has evolved in the 25 years since our founding, we remain driven by our commitment to science and technology and are focused on bringing out the best in people. We attract the most talented professionals in the field and empower them to do their best work to support our clients and the global community at large.

Current Openings

Laboratory Aide

Laboratory Aide will perform duties that will assist microbiologists in completing daily tasks.

Specific Duties:
1. Laboratory prep (e.g. check and fill racks of tubes; check and maintain reagents)
2. Check media supplies
3. Pull isolates from freezers and/or put away
4. Unpack shipments/put supplies away
5. Process paperwork
6. Freeze isolates/update freezer log
7. Subculture bacteria
8. Assist in preparation of antimicrobial susceptibility panels
9. Assist in automated DNA extraction
10. Other duties as assigned

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Background Requirements:
1. Minimum of High School degree; some college preferred
2. Must have an interest in science
3. Must be able to work accurately with minimal supervision

Microbiologist I

This position will include testing for all phase II, III, and IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds, and global surveillance studies. IHMA and its affiliates specialize in infectious disease microbiology and offer the most comprehensive services available to companies developing and marketing antimicrobial agents. These responsibilities include testing for all phase II, III, IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds and global surveillance studies. This is a full-time position with minimal weekend coverage. IHMA offers health insurance and paid time off for vacation and holidays. This is an opportunity to grow and work in a diverse environment where creativity and initiative are fostered.

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Specific Duties:
1. Identify organisms (aerobes and anaerobes) to genus and species by colony morphology and biochemical testing
2. Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods such as broth microdilution panels, E-test, disk diffusion, and agar dilution. Perform accurate and precise testing according to established procedures in microbiology
3. Report results legibly or by computer conforming to procedures
4. Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed
5. Write up study results as required by contracts with clients
6. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is a great plus
7. Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties
8. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and completing assigned responsibilities with little supervision
9. Assist other department employees as necessary

Background Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree
2. Experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory or MT(ASCP) preferred

Microbiologist II

IHMA is looking for an experienced clinical microbiologist for our medium-sized research laboratory in Schaumburg, IL. IHMA and its affiliates specialize in infectious disease microbiology and offer the most comprehensive services available to companies developing and marketing antimicrobial agents. These responsibilities include testing for all phase II, III, IV clinical microbiology studies, evaluation of new compounds and global surveillance studies. This is a full-time position with minimal weekend coverage. IHMA offers health insurance and paid time off for vacation and holidays. This is an opportunity to grow and work in a diverse environment where creativity and initiative are fostered.

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Specific Duties:
1. Identify organisms (aerobes and anaerobes) to genus and species by colony morphology and biochemical testing
2. Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods such as broth microdilution panels, E-test, disk diffusion, and agar dilution. Perform accurate and precise testing according to established procedures in microbiology
3. Report results legibly or by computer, conforming to procedures
4. Perform necessary quality control procedures, properly evaluate control data, and implement and document corrective action as needed
5. Write up study results as required by contracts with clients
6. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is a great plus
7. Operate, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation and equipment used in performance of job duties
8. Organize work according to laboratory priorities and completing assigned responsibilities with little supervision
9. Assist other department employees as necessary

Background Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
2. Experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory, MT(ASCP) or equivalent a plus

Controller

The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.

Principal Accountabilities:

Management
1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
2. Manage outsourced functions, where applicable
3. Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
4. Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.

Transactions
1. Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
2. Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
3. Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
4. Process payroll in a timely manner (back up position for payroll)
5. Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
6. Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
7. Maintain the chart of accounts
8. Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
9. Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting
1. Issue timely and complete financial statements
2. Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
3. Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
4. Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
5. Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
6. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to CFO
7. Provide for a system of management cost reports
8. Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Compliance
1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
2. Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
3. Comply with local, state, federal government and international reporting requirements and tax filings

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Additional Accountabilities:

Desired Qualifications: The controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration and 4+ years of progressively responsible experience for a company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Working Conditions: Primarily in an office environment. Will be expected to travel as needed to company subsidiaries, as well as to potential acquirees to conduct due diligence. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.