Laboratory Technician II

  • location: Swiftwater, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $26.44 - $31.10 per hour
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Laboratory Technician II

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location: Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
salary: $26.44 - 31.10 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • The candidate will be a member of the Viral Technology Flu support lab team and will be responsible for assisting with the execution of experiments within the process development laboratory.
  • The candidate for this position will need to become trained on applicable production operations on the unit operations in the lab as well as general laboratory procedures.
  • Following training, the candidate will be expected to independently execute assigned experiments with minimal direction from laboratory supervision.
  • Key responsibilities will include: Perform technical process operations for developmental lots.
  • Execute process unit operations including: tangential flow filtration, centrifugation (continuous and batch), virus inoculation and propagation, and sterile filtration.
  • In order to support process development operations, candidate will also be required to support various lab functions such as: Solution and buffer preparation.
  • Equipment cleaning, assembly, and sterilization. Sampling, sample login, transfer, and logging of results.
  • General lab duties such as general housekeeping and cleaning and inventory management.
  • Identify production issues and relays them to the laboratory management.
  • Ensure all required paperwork is complete, accurate and done in a timely manner to ensure a quality product.
  • Participation in cross-functional teams, where necessary, to assure correct performance of process operations and working with management to resolve process operations issues.
  • Follow all procedures put into effect to ensure your safety as well as the safety of others.
  • Participate in safety meetings, report all safety issues, concerns, incidents and near misses to the team leadership.
  • Follow good documentation practices to record all activities performed and data generated in production of developmental experiments.
  • The primary shift will be standard business hours, however, experiment schedule will also require overtime and off shift work
  • Two years of university in a scientific discipline plus experience in Vaccine, Biologic, or Pharmaceutical manufacturing or development or Bachelor's Degree/Undergraduate Degree in scientific discipline plus experience in Vaccine, Biologic, or Pharmaceutical manufacturing or development.
  • Preferred BS/BA Chemistry or Life Science.
  • Years of Experience: 3 - 6 Years
  • Experience in working in a Pilot Plant and/or cGMP manufacturing environment. Sample coordination and execution of Validation Protocols are preferred.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skill, including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with biopharmaceuticals, vaccines process development, or laboratory scale execution of tangential flow filtration, centrifugation (batch and continuous), cell culture.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organization skills, ability to multitask, and work in a dynamic environment. MS Office 2010 or higher.
skills: MS-EXCEL, MS-Powerpoint, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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