Production Chemist I in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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    San Diego, CA
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Our client, one of the leading Medical device companies in the industry is seeking a Chemist to join their team.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  •  Use of equipment, such as pH meter, centrifuge, analytical balance, spectrophotometer, vacuum chamber, tangential flow filtration system, membrane printing system, conjugate dispensing system.
  • Maintain and calibrate equipment.
  • Prepare complex solutions, such as phosphate buffer, antigen conjugate solution, antibody conjugate solution, gold-antibody conjugate solution.
  • Optimize formulation and performance of gold-antibody conjugate pad.
  • Assemble drug test strips and devices.
  • Test gold-antibody conjugate pad samples using drug positive urine and drug negative urine.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary work place, including washing glassware.
  • Conduct complex experimentation including data collection, summary and thorough analysis, in support of product improvement and validation projects. Compose robust experimentation strategies that maximize effective use of resources and time to deliver optimum information.
  • Innovate production methods and product formulation to resolve problems and accomplish company objectives. Pro-actively recommend strategy to overcome hurdles.
  • Maintain records of laboratory activities and notebooks in a professional, accurate manner. May provide support to regulatory and intellectual property activities.
  • Operate equipment and conduct tasks in a safe manner, adhering to established guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Take a technical leadership role in the production area
  • Generate oral and written reports as necessary and to summarize production activities and projects. Initiate communication with related staff and functions as necessary to carry out activities effectively.
  • Monitor and maintain necessary laboratory supplies, with approval from senior department staff.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the companys policies and practices.

Preferred educational background

BA/BS or MS/MA in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field with laboratory course work directly applicable to duties.

Preferred experiential background:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the above areas, with particular skills and knowledge in the field of production chemistry for medical diagnostics.
  • Demonstrated skills in executing protocols with minimal guidance in an accurate, effective manner.
  • Proven capability in identifying and resolving manufacturing-related technical and quality issues, transfer and validation of new products, and implementation of product improvements which increase quality, lower cost, and increase efficiency.
  • Able to work with a variety of people on multiple tasks.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.


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