Laboratory Technician III
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Laboratory Technician III
Ref No.: 14-02642
Location: Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
Start Date / End Date: 11/03/2014 to 12/31/2014
Duties:The candidate will be a member of the Viral Technology Flu support lab team and will be responsible for assisting the execution of the Flu program process development experiments within the lab. The candidate for this position will need to become trained on laboratory procedures, and applicable production operations on the unit operations in the lab. Following training, the candidate will be expected to independently execute assigned experiments with minimal direction from laboratory supervision.

Key responsibilities will include:
Perform technical process operations for developmental lots, executing process unit operations including: tangential flow filtration, Centrifugation (continuous and batch), virus inoculation and propagation, and sterile filtration.
In order to support process development operations, candidate will also be required to support various lab functions such as:
Solution and buffer preparation
Equipment cleaning, assembly, and sterilization.
Sampling, sample login, transfer, and logging of results
General lab duties such as general housekeeping and cleaning and inventory management.
Identifies production issues and relays them to the leadership team. Ensures all required paperwork is complete, accurate and done in a timely manner to ensure a quality product.
Participation in cross-functional teams, where necessary, to assure correct performance of process operations and working with management to resolve process operations issues.
Follows all procedures put into effect to ensure your safety as well as the safety of others. Participates in monthly safety meetings, reports all safety issues, concerns, incidents and near misses to the team leadership.
Follow good documentation practices to record all activities performed and data generated in production of developmental experiments.

The primary shift will be Monday through Friday, 1st shift; however, experiment schedule will also require overtime and off shift work.
Skills:Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated interpersonal skill, including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
Experience with biopharmaceuticals, vaccines process development, or laboratory scale execution of tangential flow filtration, centrifugation (batch and continuous), cell culture.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organization skills, ability to multitask, and work in a dynamic environment

Education:Basic Qualifications:
Associates degree in scientific discipline plus 4 years of experience in Vaccine, Biologic, or Pharmaceutical manufacturing or development or
Bachelor s degree in scientific discipline plus 1 year of experience in Vaccine, Biologic, or Pharmaceutical manufacturing or development.