QC Associate in Pleasanton, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines:  biological engineering, molecular biology, analytical chemistry and/or chemical engineering.

The candidate should have at least 0 - 2 years of relevant experience in the production and QC of life science products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform QC of consumables and instrumentation to defined procedures.  Testing includes raw material, intermediate, and finished good parts.  
  • Must be able to follow work instructions and standard operating procedures but still able to identify discrepancies. 
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation.
  • Complete QC batch records and Receiving Inspection Reports using Good Documentation Practices.
  • Ability to execute QC workflows from submission to batch closure.
  • Maintain laboratory to clean room standards required in the production of Life Science products.
  • Effectively identify and communicate any complications that arise from QC testing.  Ability to work with engineers/scientists to establish and maintain a solution.
  • Hands-on experience in performing standard molecular biology techniques such as pipetting, microscopy, PCR, DNA quantitation, SDS-PAGE and gel electrophoresis.  Experience in library preparation and DNA sequencing is a plus.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent laboratory skills, despite performing repetitive tasks, to ensure valid experimental results.
  • Assist in the development of processes and products. This includes performing product and process optimization, guard band studies, stability studies, gauge R&R. 
  • Assist in root cause investigation for non-conforming lots.

Desired Skills and Background

  • B.S. in one of the following disciplines: Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • 0 - 2 years relevant laboratory experience in manufacturing and QC testing of life science products, such a DNA sequencing, PCR or other nucleic acid based technologies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Detail oriented, quality focused and self-motivated.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize work load to meet strict deadlines in an evolving environment.  Is cool under the pressure and enjoys a challenge.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of manufacturing.
  • Strong critical and logical thinking with ability to analyze problems.
  • Experience with Excel and database software.
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization and taking products and processes to the next level.

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 844-463-6178.




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