Quality Control Scientist III- Analytical Development
The primary role of this position is to provide technical support for both government and commercial contracts. In addition, the incumbent will provide the necessary technical and laboratory support to the department supervisor and other scientists to develop new molecular biological assays relevant to the laboratory and organization. Lastly, the role will be testing in a Quality Control / Assay Development Laboratory for biopharmaceuticals (vaccines, biologics, viral vaccines, viral vectors, etc.) produced in the cGMP facility.
- To provide extensive technical support in satisfying statement of work of both government contracts and commercial projects as directed by supervisor.
- To perform and assist in completing task and requirements for the Quality Control / Assay Development department. The QC Scientist will be trained and will be expected to know how to perform several molecular assays including but not limited to the following: Traditional PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, Cell Culture, virology assays and new molecular assay developments. Provide precise and reproducible data for all assays perform in the lab.
- To organize and ensure efficient daily operation of the laboratory. This position will be required to follow Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and any other local, state, and federal regulations associated with the release of investigational and pharmaceutical drug products.
- The QC Scientist should be an active participant in the group.
- To communicate matters of importance such as plans, technical problems, results etc. to the supervisor and to other scientific personnel associated with the study, which may impact successful completion of projects.
- Ensures that all laboratory equipment is monitored for adherence to performance parameters on a scheduled basis and is operating within requirements. Immediately reports any equipment failures to management.
- Safety should be a priority, i.e. making sure waste is appropriately disposed in the proper areas.
- Ordering new supplies and making sure that we do not run out of important reagents.
- MS or B.S. with 4-6 years of laboratory experience. Candidate must possess a basic knowledge of molecular biology, virology and cell biology techniques such as experience using a real-time PCR, or performing various molecular assays.
- Candidate must possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral); excellent
- organizational skills are required along with the ability to work independently or in a Team environment is desired.
- Candidate should possess keen attention to details; able to initiate and organize projects, multitask and have intermediate to advanced computer/PC skills in MS Office, Outlook, etc.
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