Quality Control Associate II Microbiology
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The QC Associate role is responsible for supporting the release, stability, and in-process testing of Cell Therapy clinical and commercial products within the Quality Control department. Additionally, the QC Associate may assist with investigations and continuous improvement efforts.
This is a Sunday-Wednesday position from 6am-4:30pm
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 2-3+ years of relevant analytical testing or QC experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in regulated environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated experience with basic laboratory techniques and laboratory safety practices.
- Experience in cell, molecular biology, and or microbiology techniques such as cell-based assays, flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA, endotoxin and/or aseptic technique is preferred.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards as they apply to GMP laboratories is preferred.
- Experience with LIMS and ELN computer applications is preferred.
- Attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills.
- Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.
- Advance technical writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with peers and department management.
- Perform testing and data review of in-process, final product, and stability samples of cell therapy product in accordance with appliable procedures and cGMP requirements.
- Ensure timely completion of testing and tasks as assigned.
- May train on additional test methods and provide support to a broader spectrum of testing responsibilities.
- Support assay transfer and method validation of by executing cross-site validation protocols and providing data to support final reports.
- May participate in projects and continuous improvements efforts.
- Maintain instrumentation and equipment preventative maintenance and supporting documentation in a cGMP compliant manner.
- Assist in the implementation of new assay methodologies and the associated instrumentation.
- Identify and support initiation of Deviations, CAPAs and Laboratory Investigations through data gathering and interview process.
- Communicate effectively with management regarding task completion, roadblocks, and needs.
The starting compensation for this job is a range from $59,000 – $75,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site. Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.
WORKING CONDITIONS (US Only):
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; bend; stretch; use hands and fingers, with various manipulations; reach with hands and arms; and effectively communicate with others in the workplace, including the ability to make and promptly respond to audible cues and warnings.
- Work in areas that may have strong magnets.
- May work in areas with exposure to vapor phase liquid nitrogen.
- Must have ability to work assigned shift (Day, Night, Weekends and/or holidays).
- Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and other clean room garments daily. This may include, but not limited to: safety shoes, safety glasses, aprons, face shields, lab coats, full body gowns, hairnets, gloves, and hearing protection.
- Require to work in and around laboratories and controlled, enclosed, restricted areas, included clean rooms.
- Require to carry and/or lift up to 10 pounds several times a day.
If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.
Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.
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