198949 - QC Scientist I
CA-Southern California - San Diego
$24 to $26.25 DOE
12 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a QC Scientist I for a contract opportunity in Carlsbad, CA.

You will work in a team based environment to perform Quality Control assays/experiments on molecular biology reagents (bulks, components, finished goods) for global use in research and commercial products in the life sciences industry.

Responsible for qualifying product(s) in a lab setting following standard operating procedures. Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping necessary to qualify products. Will perform various assays which may include the following: PCR, qPCR, HPLC, small/medium nucleic acid purification, Polyacrylamide and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Cloning and Transformation. 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. Follow controlled protocols and complete according to good documentation practices. 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.

Introductory Experience in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials: Aseptic techniques Spectrophotometer operation (Nanodrop) End-Point and Quantitative (real-time) PCR, and Reverse Transcriptase PCR Cloning and Transformations. Small/Medium Scale Nucleic Acid Purification. Polyacrylamide and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis. Bench work both in a lab environment with specialized equipment. Ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement. Excellent documentation and communication skills. Lifting up to 20 lbs may be required on occasion. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and/or hazardous materials. This may include working with small amounts of blood and/or radioactive isotope. Extensive training will be provided. 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. Is energized working in a fast-paced environment. Organized, deadline oriented, and adapts to changing priorities. Consistent, dependable, and accurate in carrying out responsibilities. Displays positive attitude toward job and others. Results oriented and data driven. Greets challenge and change as opportunity. Demonstrates intensity, innovation, involvement, and integrity.

Accredited High School diploma and 4+ years experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory
Accredited Associates Degree in a scientific discipline and 2+ years experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory
Accredited Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline and 0-2+ years of experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory

Mon-Fri First Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Zachary Fasano
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

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.