Research Associate I, Quality Control
Job Details
Corporate Headquarters - Tucson, AZ
Full Time
Research Associate I, Quality Control

Position Overview:

The Research Associate for Quality Control is a key member of the Operations Team under the direction of the Team Lead for Consumable Quality Control.  This individual will be responsible for testing of incoming product both analytically and biologically in support of manufacturing. This will include, but not limited to, operation of pH/conductivity meter, refractometer and in-house biotechnology systems. This person will be part of a team that executes these tasks on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will be a team player, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be flexible, and excel in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Routine sample preparation and execution of various QC methods including:
  • Daily maintenance of bacterial subcultures
  • Preparation of bacterial suspensions in blood and various media
  • Manufacturing reagents
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Execute Analytical QC Testing
  • Execute Biological QC Testing
  • Analysis of QC Testing
  • Communication of results/challenges amongst internal teams
  • Preparation of QC paperwork for review by Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Documentation of reagents and equipment used for testing
  • Sequester / maintain consumable retains
  • Maintaining lab organization, cleaning, and inventory stock

Formal Education / Relevant Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or related life sciences.
  • Minimum 1 year laboratory and/or research experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience handling hazardous biological organisms (BSL2) is a plus
  • Microbiology Coursework/Lab work is a plus
  • Experience in GDP environment preferred
  • Knowledge of basic wet / bench chemistry preferred
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Organized, meticulous, diligent, flexible
  • Good problem solver / critical thinking skills
  • Learns quickly with good initiative
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must be available to work weekends as part of schedule