- 177292 - QC Scientist II
- CA-Southern California - San Diego
- Up to $25.00 DOE
- 11 Months
- Chipton-Ross is seeking a QC Scientist II for an opening in Carlsbad, CA.
Work in a team based environment and perform Quality Control assays/experiments on molecular biology reagents (bulks, components, finished goods) for use in research and commercial scientific products for the life sciences industry. Experiments are performed following controlled protocols and data is recorded on batch records following good documentation practices.
Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data within operating parameters. Actively participate in troubleshooting for specific processes or activities as assigned.
Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions.
Identify and implement manufacturing procedures intended to optimize existing processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Advise the team lead/manager of factors that may affect quality of the product, initiate problem reports for deviations and non-conforming materials, and suggest options and ideas for corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPA).
Research new methods and present recommendations to the team, including development of and revision of standard operating procedures.
Proficiency in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials:
End-Point and Quantitative (real-time) PCR, and Reverse Transcriptase PCR
Cloning and Transformations
Small/Medium Scale Nucleic Acid Purification
Radio Nucleotide Labeling
Polyacrylamide and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
OD Measurements via Spectrophotometer
Protein and Nucleic Acid Purity via Bioanalyzer
Exceptional pipetting precision and accuracy
Bench work both a lab environment and manufacturing facility with specialized equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot failures and identify root cause
Ability to time manage effectively and execute to expected deadlines
Demonstrated conceptual understanding of assay mechanics
Effective management of competing priorities through data driven justification
Ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
Strict adherence to good documentation practices and ISO9001 quality compliance
Contributes improvement ideas and engages in lean initiatives
Proactive problem solving skills, with the ability to escalate issues and collaborate effectively
Ability to manage problem reports for non-conformances
Lifting up to 20 lbs will be required on a frequent basis.
Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.
Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
May intermittently sit at desk/lab bench for a long period of time to perform experiments, write, and use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
Displays positive attitude toward job and others.
Ability to work independently in a group setting with direct supervision.
Takes initiative to learn new processes and skillsets
Experience in ISO 90001, ISO 13485 and/or GMP manufacturing environment.
Available to work overtime as needed
Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or other related discipline and 4+ years of experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory. Master’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or other related discipline and 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory.
Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310) 414-7800 x342 or (800) 927-9318 x342
Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.
Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.