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Scientist I-QC
Ref No.: 17-17658
Location: Carlsbad, California
This position is accountable for in-process testing of bulk materials, and finished products. Responsibilities include performing a wide variety of laboratory tasks within a team environment. Specifically, running, and trouble-shooting Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Bioassay, and western Blot assays to assist in the quality testing of innovative antibody-based assays. Additional responsibilities include preparing protocols for experiments of simple to moderate complexity under supervision, preparing technical reports, and summaries of assigned projects. Must be comfortable performing bench science, and in self-direction of work plans and experimental procedures. The individual will be required to complete training to assure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other regulatory requirements. In addition, this individual will adhere to all requirements of established quality systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned.):
• Conduct in-process and final product testing following Standard Operating Procedures
• Responsible for assuring that products are tested to meet the highest quality standards as determined by performance specifications.
• Responsible for ensuring that QC tasks are completed according to: schedule, company policies, procedures and test methods.
• Effectively implement and maintain the company's standard operating procedures for Quality Control.
• Understands test results and pursues clarification of unusual results. Develops and uses system for anticipating and recognizing errors. Resolves discrepancies and reports results.
• Adheres to good documentation practices to ensure data integrity and traceability.
The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a closely related field with relevant experience. This position requires 0-2 years of work experience in a Research or Quality Control laboratory. Current experience performing a variety of antibody based assays for bulk materials, in-process materials and finished products is highly preferred. Experience writing and modifying Standard Operating Procedures is preferred. Fundamental knowledge of quality systems and the ability to review and understand test data is highly desirable.
Understanding and the ability to follow safety precautions and procedures which apply to the activities in the laboratory is required. Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment is a necessity. Must be able to collaborate across multidisciplinary teams and also have the ability to work independently. Candidate must have strong math skills; strong scientific background; excellent skills in prioritization and achievement of goals and objectives. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong work ethic, computer literacy, and the ability to work independently following verbal instructions and SOPs are required. Flexibility and a passion to drive for results are key for this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employees will occasionally be exposed to hazardous materials in small amounts. Close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus are required.
The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.