Lead QC Associate I (Biochemistry)

The QC Lead Associate I position is a position that supports a variety of analytical disciplines within the Quality Control laboratory. The individual performs laboratory work as assigned to meet production schedules and project milestones and will work with moderate supervision. They are expected to follow procedures and have/gain familiarity with a wide variety of analytical methods and supporting data management processes. The individual effectively and efficiently manages more complex or difficult tasks. Analytical disciplines common to the laboratory include, but are not limited to: Chromatography, HPLC, Concentration determination, pH, Total Organic Carbon, Gel based protein separation, EF, Plate Based Assay, and conductivity. The position primarily works with or may take from peers within the department, but may work more independently according to the scheduled workload. Individuals in this role are expected to have or build proficiency within the assigned disciplines. Experience in a GMP facility is required.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for a range of laboratory support functions and procedures as assigned, developing proficiency in technical skills, disciplines, and procedures within assigned discipline area(s)
  • Support all necessary laboratory and assay functions, including housekeeping, safety, logbook use and maintenance, equipment use and maintenance, method execution and data review.
  • Embrace lean lab and six sigma principles and applies them to laboratory processes
  • Reviews technical data and provides expert review and input to new methods and Creates data reviews and summary reports
  • Notifies management and initiates events (such as deviations) in the quality systems
  • Prioritizes and organizes work to deliver assignment according to established schedules and deadlines. May coordinate logistics associated with laboratory testing or supporting documentation with others in group
  • May provide technical writing services (such as preparing reports and initiating deviations) from pre-existing templates.
  • Capable of meeting schedule with RFT, high quality effort, taking initiative to communicate, coordinate, and adjust work efforts to achieve these objectives.
  • Trainer within areas of proficiency
  • Assists with deviations, lab investigations, procedure changes, method transfer planning
  • May have some assigned project responsibilities, such as department representation, document development or review, troubleshooting, and protocol execution.
  • Contributes to achievement of team goals and sense of teamwork within unit and across department
  • Identifies and solves problems while informing and consulting with area management

Biochemistry experience and experience with gel and plate based disciplines is required for the successful candidate.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Laboratory sample analysis and data management- 90%
  • Other training, projects, housekeeping, and related activities) — 10%

Minimum Education Requirements

  • BS/BA in science, preferably in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related technical field

Desired Experience

  • 6-8 years related laboratory experience (3 years required with relevant MS degree)
  • Chromatography, HPLC, Concentration determination, pH, Total Organic Carbon, Gel based protein separation, EF, Plate Based Assay, and conductivity.

Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Possesses an understanding and knowledge of procedures and practices in assigned area
  • Has developed basic technique skills and is capable of working within established procedures
  • Capable of working with a moderate degree of supervision
  • Familiarity with basic statistical tools to analyze data in relation to trends results
  • Familiarity with data management processes such as Trackwise or LIMS or capability to learn basic use and navigation within the systems.
  • Capable of identiffing and escalating problems to superiors
  • Can manage one or more tasks in a manner that promotes effective schedule adherence.
  • Ability to manage changing priorities in a productive and positive manner
  • Can communicate effectively with colleagues in department, building frust and respect
  • Ability to learn and incorporate lean lab and six sigma principles into daily work environment.
  • Able to achieve Yellow Belt Certification within company six sigma program
  • Technical writing skills (write basic protocols, prepare complex reports without a template)
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting competencies

 

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company’s ability to secure an export authorization. FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

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