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Scientist III Quality Control

Company: TEKNOVA
Location: Hollister
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Description:OVERVIEWThe Scientist 3 reports to the QC Lab Manager and is expected to be fully versed in all assays related to incoming raw material and finished good testing. The individual will provide input and guidance on troubleshooting and interpretation of generated data with minimal supervision.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides mentorship and training to other Quality Control Scientists; takes the lead and directs team in the absence of supervisor / manager
  • Ensures timely testing and release of raw materials, subcomponents, and finished goods
  • Takes the lead on projects that require research and development
  • Performs duties that require specialized training
  • Advises personnel, conducts lab investigations related to non-conformances (NCs) or customer care issues, troubleshoots, notifies designee and assists with related reporting
  • Supports testing of all assays related to raw materials and finished goods, including training new employees and filling in when colleagues are out.
  • Conducts performance assays (growth promotion, DNA concentration, protein expression), which may involve some strain management.
  • Performs in-depth testing for investigative purposes resulting from both internal and external concerns (product development and customer cares) including written reports.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with technical instrumentation, including but not limited to High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Total Organic Carbon, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer, and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.
  • Coordinates PM scheduling for pertinent instrumentation and equipment
  • Assists with Quality Control related measurements (finished goods) including pH, conductivity, osmolality, density, minimum inhibitory concentration assay, broth assays.
  • Performs validations for new/existing equipment and internal methods utilized in production. Completes written assessment of findings developed during validations.
  • Troubleshoots out of specification results related to equipment or methods quickly and independently.
  • Participates in cross training of lab personnel on any relevant techniques necessary to complete testing requirements.
  • Aides in internal investigations and customer care issues to solve root cause analysis of problems found inside or outside of the company.
  • Records results accurately and meticulously.
  • Investigates and performs analytical assays as needed based on USP monographs and current scientific literature.. Requirements:EDUCATION
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field preferredKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
      • 4-5 years experience post-graduation in manufacturing / quality control or extensive lab work experience in a university setting
      • DNA and plasma purification experience a plus. Strong analytical chemistry skills (particularly related to instrumentation) a plus.
      • Be familiar with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) related raw materials and testing requirements for such analytes. Ensure GMP methods are established prior to arrival of new raw materials (including necessary reagents and equipment).
      • Ability to organize and handle multiple projects concurrently
      • Highly motivated and self-driven
      • Aseptic technique
      • Strong math skills
      • Must be able to lift / push / pull up to 40 pounds
      • Must be willing to work a 4/10 schedule (Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday)EEOC Employer

Keywords: TEKNOVA, Salinas , Scientist III Quality Control, Other , Hollister, California

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