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Luminex Corporation: Reagent Manufacturing Associate, Madison, WI

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Luminex Corporation

Job Title: Reagent Manufacturing Associate
Company: Luminex Corporation
Location: Madison, WI
Job Type: Full-Time

The Luminex Corporation seeks a Reagent Manufacturing Associate for its Madison, WI office.

• Deliver manufacturing requirements and attainment of production schedule for standard inventory, build-to-order, and contract manufacture market products
• Deliver manufacturing requirements for qualification/processing of incoming materials, production intermediates, and stability samples
• Deliver timely and accurate completion of manufacturing sections of process documentation and related business system transactions
• Manufacture of finished goods and in-process reagents under approved documentation
• Deliver timely and accurate completion of inventory cycle counts
• Document non-conformances
• Support design transfer and integration of new products and processes
• Support process development and process improvement projects
• Support investigations and resolution of findings impacting the Reagent Manufacturing Organization identified through audits, non-conformances, corrective/preventive actions, or customer complaints escalation
• Deliver timely maintenance and calibration of assigned Manufacturing measuring and monitoring devices
• Monitor select non-inventory supplies, maintain focused supplies, and generate purchase requisitions as needed
• Maintain cleanliness and integrity of manufacturing laboratory and storage areas
• Participate in applicable departmental and interdepartmental training; maintain current and effective training to standard operating procedures, work instructions, and applicable changes affecting the Reagent Manufacturing
• Assist in establishing annual performance goals; fulfill performance goals
• Maintain effective and professional multi-level organizational interfaces
• Maintain personal compliance and facilitate departmental compliance with the Quality System
• Adhere to safety, disposal, and gowning requirements
• Accurately completeall required documentation for production of quality controlled products including the use and calibration of laboratory equipment and laboratory notebooks for process development projects
• Other related duties as assigned.

• Learning on the Fly--learns quickly/open to change
• Organizational Agility--knows how to go through the proper channels to get things done
• Peer Relationship--cooperative, team player, trusted and supported by peers
• Planning--sets specific goals and objectives, ability to plan for the length and difficulty of assignments, ability to break down projects into specific tasks/steps
• Priority Setting--focuses on what is most important
• Written Communications--effectively communicates in writing

Required Education/Training:
• Minimum Associate's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or biological/natural sciences or more than 4 years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications/License/Special Skills:
• Highly organized with proven time management and prioritization skills
• High degree of attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Ability to handle the pressure of meeting tight deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Required Work Experience:
• Experience with equipment and data analysis methods used in a chemistry laboratory
• Experience with calibrated balances, pH meters
• Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
• Experience in a GMP and/or FDA regulated environment is preferred

Working Conditions:
• Must work onsite at Luminex office
• Travel may be required approximately
• Possible exposure to biological or chemical hazard
• Work situations include dealing with people; working alone; and making judgments and decisions
• Relevant combinations of education, experience, training, and merit may be considered upon the review of Senior Director of Operations

Physical Requirements:
• Lifting/Use of Strength
• Climbing on the job is required
• Kneeling on the job is required
• Reaching on the job is required
• Stooping on the job is required
• Vision (Color) on the job is required

To apply online, please click here.

An equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

Please reference BioTechPharmJobs.com when responding.

Ricerca Biosciences: Automation Engineer, Bothell, WA

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Ricerca Biosciences LLC

Job Description:

Job Title: Automation Engineer
Location: Bothell, WA
Company: Ricerca Biosciences LLC

Customers count on Ricerca to help them bring much-needed new drugs to market - and to increase their speed, precision and productivity along the way. Ricerca Biosciences applies advanced scientific and technological expertise to the drug discovery and development process. We are looking for an Automation Engineer reporting to the Senior Manager of Operations.

• Responsible for the use and performance of the automated systems in order to execute large and small-scale R&D or client projects along with responsibilities for assay workflow testing, validation and implementation
• Works closely with laboratory personnel to accomplish project objectives
• Participates as a member of project teams to design new processes, or to evaluate new technologies

Essential Functions:
• Run established assays on the automation systems and/or assist end-users running established assays
• Integrate new equipment
• Develop, validate and implement new automation protocols
• Communicate with lab staff and scientists, in order to understand the needs and requirements of the scientific teams
• Maintain and troubleshoot automation equipment, including routine maintenance and periodic quality control testing
• Perform a variety of support functions
• Enter information into logs of equipment utilization, maintenance or errors, track reagent use and supply, maintain files on suppliers, writing SOPs and protocols, etc.
• Participate in project groups developing and/or evaluating new technologies and processes

• 2+ years industry experience in lab automation
• B.S. in biological science, engineering, or related field
• Hands-on experience with articulated robotic arms, liquid handling workstations, liquid dispensers, plate washers, plate readers, incubators, and automation scheduling software
• Experience with in vitro and cell-based assay techniques
• Computer programming experience a plus V11 experience a plus

To apply, please apply online to:

An equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

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The HR Office, Inc.: Assay Scientist, State College, PA

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The HR Office, Inc.

Job Title: Assay Scientist
Location: State College, PA
Recruiting Firm: The HR Office, Inc.

Job description:
Our client, a growing biotechnology firm located in Central Pennsylvania, is looking to add a talented individual to their team.

Under direction of the Principal Scientist, develop and conduct research studies to enhance performance of existing assays and to develop new assays pertinent to the immunoassay industry. The Assay Scientist will, independently or with the Principal Scientist, develop test designs, perform testing, and analyze complex datasets for summary and documentation.

• Conduct research and development activities according to company goals
• Design experiments, analyze data, interpret and summarize results
• Perform assay validation under company guidelines, including writing protocols, developing testing plans, execute tests, analyze data and prepare summaries for regulatory applications
• Prepare required test solutions and complete calculations of results
• Statistical analysis
• Interpret results of tests and make recommendations
• Operate, maintain and order necessary equipment and supplies
• Maintain detailed test documentation and data
• Submit device control change documentation
• Participate in CAPA and DCC investigations

Education / Experience Required::
• MS in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related field with 5 years of experience in biological, medical, or veterinary sciences or similar scientific field specializing in assay development or characterization of assay performance
• Experience in an industrial environment preferred
• Equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional Requirements:
• Proficient in the practice and daily activities of laboratory science
• Thorough knowledge of scientific principles and disciplines
• Direct experience and comprehensive understanding of immunoassay technology
• Technical leadership abilities as an individual contributor

If interested, please submit your MS Word resume with salary requirements to lhaft@thehrofficeinc.com

An equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

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IntePros Consulting: SharePoint .Net Engineer, Cambridge, MA

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IntePros Consulting

Job Description:

Job Title: SharePoint .Net Engineer
Location: Cambridge, MA
Recruiting Firm: IntePros Consulting

• Actively work with scientists in the scientific group to understand their needs
• Define proper data management solution(s) to meet their scientific needs
• Perform rapid prototyping to refine the requirements with proper documentation
• Work with internal and external software teams, where appropriate to design proper solutions to meet scientists needs
• Implement the solutions to support the scientists work
• Work with different NITAS groups to ensure the solution effectively and efficiently implemented


• Strong communications and interpersonal skills
• Proven capabilities interacting with scientists and being customer service oriented
• Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
• Extensive knowledge in the biology, biological research processes, and data management tools/ applications used during biological research
• Good understanding and practical experience in fundamentals of software engineering
• Solid understanding of relational databases and familiarity with Oracle and/or SQL server
• Experience developing software with .NET technology required.

To apply, please send your MS Word resume along with salary requirements to:

An equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

Please reference BioTechPharmJobs.com when responding.

Apollo Professional Services: Manufacturing Technician, Haverhill, MA

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Apollo Professional Services

Job Description:

Job Title: Manufacturing Technician
Location: Haverhill, MA

Responsible for producing innovative biotherapeutic medicine by interfacing with highly automated production systems and controls in cGMP manufacturing environment, and maintain areas in high state of inspection preparedness. Operate production equipment for cell culture or purification that may include culture growth, process monitoring, sampling, harvesting and purification. Perform media/buffer solution preparation operations. Maintain records and clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Responsible for being proficient in one or more functional areas. Understands and applies biological, chemical and mechanical principles and techniques.

Job Responsibilities
• Operate systems that clean and sterilize tanks and filtration systems.
• Prepare solutions for the production process.
• Review documentation and check all calculations (e.g. tickets, labels, equipment reading).
• Trouble shoot equipment and process problems.
• Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
• Use of automation to perform production operations.
• Provide support to Manufacturing to meet production demands.
• Operate automated systems for equipment operation.
• Assemble and prepare equipment for production.
• Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills
• Communicate effectively and ability to work in a team environment.
• Exhibit professional interpersonal skills.
• Work with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot minor equipment and process issues.
• Follow established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed. Immediately reports safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, near misses, and safety suggestions. Foster a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.

Job Matrix
• A good working knowledge of biopharmaceutical technology and processes.
• Trained and skilled in all operational procedures of at least one manufacturing department.
• Demonstrated ability to independently document and record information related to the process.
• Occasionally makes routine decisions based on experience. Identifies and suggests solutions to common basic problems.
• Recognizes non-routine problems, investigates and suggests potential solutions.
• Judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.
• Ability to recognize deviation from accepted practices is required.

Supplementary Responsibilities
• Operate fermenters, centrifuges, other harvest systems and protein purifications units.
• Operate and clean fixed tank and filtration systems
• Operate large scale column chromatography systems.
• Operate small-scale cell culture areas and systems by operating cleaning, set up, and maintaining 20L batch feed fermenters; inoculating and maintaining spinner seed cultures using aseptic techniques, maintaining cell banks; and performing general seed lab operations, Column packing, chrome skid operations UFDF operation, bulk fill and purification.
• Perform Solution Preparation activities (media and buffer make-up)
• Clean, assemble, and sterilize equipment using glass washers and autoclaves.
• Perform automated CIP and SIP of fixed equipment.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience
• Degree in Life Sciences or engineering and 1 year related experience
• Or Associate Degree and 3 year experience
• Or High school and 5 years experience
• Biotech certificate from approved program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Familiarity of computer-based systems
• Background in fermentation and purification
• SAP a plus
• Ability to receive, interpret and provide basic information and materials involved with the day to day activities of performing the job.

To apply, please send your MS Word resume along with salary requirements to:

An equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

Please reference BioTechPharmJobs.com when responding.

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