Reagent Production Chemist

Reagent Production Chemist
Company:

Cepheid


Reagent Production Chemist

Details of the offer

POSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the company’s quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Apply analytical skills or scientific methods or operational processes to perform release testing utilizing the GeneXpert system with guidance and direction from others
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment
Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions
Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems
Responsible for: liquid bead formulation, bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease
Performs release testing including LSP, PCR, pH, Moisture, Conductivity and Density testing
Applies general knowledge of business developed through education or experience
Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems
Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations
Perform verification and review of peer activities
Train others on testing responsibilities
Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues
Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels
Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly
Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety
Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments
Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures
Suggest and assist in SOP revisions
Assists management with audit activities
TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES:Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years of related work experience.
Knowledge and skills:Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards
Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form
Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP and e-mail
Has a good understanding of how the team integrates with others to achieve objectives
Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within a discipline
Experience with the GeneXpert system
Physical requirements/abilities:Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions
Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400 Lb with the appropriate machine or equipment assist
Ability to work in a controlled environment
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment
Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals
Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends

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