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QC Associate I
Ref No.: 17-12493
Location: San Diego, California
Position Summary:
Work as part of a team that performs routine and non-routine incoming products using various analyzers and instruments to support release, characterization and stability testing of raw materials, production intermediates and final goods.
Perform routine and non-routine analytical biochemical and molecular biology assays to support release, characterization and stability testing of raw materials, production intermediates and final goods.
Follow established protocols and SOP’s to test raw material and components for QC acceptability.
Perform daily assignments following written procedures and SOP’s.
Ability to troubleshoot instrument problems when necessary.
Conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials.
Approves in-process production by confirming specifications; communication required adjustments to supervisor and generating Client’s and Change Orders when necessary.
Handles incoming inspection in a timely manner which includes but not limited to sample analysis, batch record review, historical trend reviews, and official documentation findings.
Careful documentation of lab procedures.
Ability to follow written procedures
Flexibility with schedule may be required.
Preperation, daily maintenance, and use of next-generation sequencing instruments and equipment.

Self-starter, strong work ethic, strong organizational skills, strong communication skills, critical thinking, attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to work independently and in a team environment, are essential.
Requires a basic knowledge of and application of principles, theories and practices of the chemist profession.
Requires basic communication skills. Periodic contacts with other departments or individuals outside of the organization that requires giving or obtaining routine information related work being done.
Flexible: able to respond quickly to shifting priorities and meet deadlines
Basic molecular biology laboratory skills such as pipetting, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc. required. Experience with DNA or RNA sample preparation, sequencing, qPCR, robotics and/or Illumina technology is a plus.
Experience and familiarity with instrumentation a plus.
Ability to understand and follow work instructions and perform molecular biology assays with minimal guidance after initial training.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Knowledge of GMP documentation, required.
Demonstrated attention to details and accuracy, required.