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Chemistry Associate

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San Marcos CA - San Marcos, CA
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Product Development


Chemistry Associate- San Marcos, CA- DRD/Bio-Techne


By joining Bio-Techne, San Marcos you’ll join a proven leader in the Manufacturing of In-Vitro Diagnostics.  Our Research Associates are focused on the product development of diagnostic assays, to include reagents, calibrators, controls, calibration verifiers and proficiency testing.  When you join us, you will be part of a company with a powerful and positive purpose of enabling cutting-edge research in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics. Bio-Techne, and all its brands, provides tools for researchers to further treat and prevent disease worldwide.

Pay Range: $23-42/hr + semi-annual discretionary bonus program or annual percentage bonus.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the developing and or formulation of controls, calibrators, working solutions, and intermediates in the production and development of Bio-Techne's various product lines. You will follow standard operating procedures to manufacture these products and will contribute to the ongoing development of new and existing products to help advance Bio-Techne's evolving portfolio. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation and/or development of new products using approved procedures and keep detailed and accurate records
  • Set up and conduct experiments that help further new product development
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Perform in process analysis and determine adjustments to bring analytes into specification
  • Measure accurately quantities of material volumetrically and gravimetrically, employing knowledge of chemical and biochemical properties and handling procedures
  • Analyze products, stock solutions, and raw materials using automated and manual instrumentation
  • Evaluate that the analysis instrumentation and verify or perform maintenance before use
  • Perform processing steps as required in the documentation such as centrifugation, defiltration, in-process filtration, and column separation
  • Perform final release testing
  • Perform aseptic procedures such as aliquoting, filtration, and microbial plating
  • Document results and prepare reports summarizing your data
  • Carry out troubleshooting activities under supervision
  • Collaborate with other departments/labs as needed
  • Follow company policies and practices as outlined in the Handbook
  • Follow guidelines and comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and up to 3 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-faced environment where multitasking is required
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to perform in a GMP and GLP environment. Knowledge of QSR and ISO
  • Familiarity with biohazardous material handling and chemical safety procedures

Why Join Bio-Techne:

  • We offer competitive salaries along with extensive medical, vision, and dental plans for you and your family starting on day one!
  • We invest in our employees’ financial futures through 401k matching and an employee stock purchase plan.
  • We help our employees develop their careers through mentorship, promotional opportunities, training and development, internship programs, and more.
  • We offer employee resource groups, volunteer paid time off, employee events, and charity drives to build a culture of caring and belonging. 
  • We foster a culture of empowerment and innovation, where employees feel valued and encouraged to bring their new ideas to the table.

Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Bio-Techne is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.