Scientific Associate II

  • location: Rockville, MD
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $20 - $22 per hour
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Scientific Associate II

The Associate II (ASII) will perform safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The ASII is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/ documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. Additionally, they are required to maintain a thorough understanding of BioReliance services, technical principles and applications.
Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conducts assigned testing with minimal supervision within constraints of lab scheduling.
Performs testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP).
Maintains complete and comprehensive records for study integrity.
Makes detailed observations and documents results.
Demonstrates a consistently high level of quality of work.
Operates and maintains lab equipment as required by SOPs and testing procedures.
Performs peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT)
Utilizes applicable computer programs during testing and routine tasks (i.e. Word, Excel, Oracle, LIMS, BRIQS, etc.).
Utilizes problem solving/ trouble shooting skills.
Communicates deviations/ events, progress and interim results to Study Management.
Informs supervisor of deviations or factors that may affect quality and accuracy of data.
Maintains a working knowledge of lab procedures and assays.
Creates/ revises SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as assigned.
? Assists with training of laboratory personnel as needed/ assigned
? Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment
? Complies with company health and safety regulations and procedures.
? Performs other duties as assigned.
Working hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Skills:
Knowledge and Skills:
Basic skills in applicable computer programs
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well independently and in a team based environment
Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Education (minimum requirements):
BA/BS in scientific discipline with 2 or more years relevant experience
AA degree in scientific discipline with 4 or more years relevant experience
Or equivalent relevant experience
Experience:
Experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS
0-10% Travel required
Maybe required to work overtime or flexible shifts
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