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Sr Chemist

Scantibodies Laboratory Santee, CA
  • compensation depends on experience
    + Bonuses
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Dental Insurance, Employee Discounts, Vision Insurance
  • Employer Very Unlikely to Respond

Summary:The Senior Chemist position requires that the employee have an excellent understanding of scientific principles as well as strong technical skills for solving problems and working with complex R&D projects. In addition, a Senior Chemist must possess a detailed understanding of how the department is structured, and be able to aid in project planning and inventory management.  This position is necessary for assay development, R&D optimization projects, manufacture of complex controls and standards, and troubleshooting for existing protocols and processes. A Senior Chemist also assists in project and inventory organization, to aid in keeping productions on time with high quality standards.

Essential Duties:

Ability to perform iodinations for all kit manufacturing which include ACTH, PTH and Calcitonin. This responsibility includes job order production and management, understanding of radiation and its effects, and general knowledge of how radiation is used in IRMA assays.

Research and Development for assay development, kit optimizations, controls and standards, etc.  This can include studies involving stability of kit components or controls and standards, minimizing variances between production lots, optimizing component performance and assisting the R&D team as needed for project support. Troubleshooting and optimizing existing protocols and processes for kits manufacture and the manufacture of controls and standards.

Project planning with DKM management, including essential planning meetings, ordering of project supplies and components, and inventory monitoring for key projects within their scope of responsibility.

Technical and mechanical responsibilities such as tube coating, plate coating, freeze driers, affinity columns, etc.

Manufacturing of complex controls and standards, including but not limited to cancer antigen controls, serum protein controls, and multianalyte controls.  Manufacturing of kit components such as ELISA and ICMA plates, standards, controls, conjugates, wash buffers, etc. 

Ability to understand and interpret the data generated from the manufacture of controls and standards, to be utilized for the QA release of each production.

Equipment Used:

Laboratory Computer (Including but not limited to Word, Excel, M2M, SmartSolve)

Tube Coater

Gamma Counter

ELISA plate coater

Plate/Tube Washer

ELISA plate reader

Affinity columns

Product filling systems (Flexicon, Masterflex)

General Laboratory Equipment (i.e. pipettes, peristaltic pumps, orbital shakers, balances, etc.)

Job Specifications: 

Education:  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry.  Preferred MS in similar field.

Experience:  It is recommended that the employee have at least seven years practical experience in the Biotech field, with some of that experience in a manufacturing environment.

Working Conditions/Physical & Mental Demands:

High mental demands with respect to organization and analysis of data, sometimes under time constraints.  Physical demands generally minimal, with occasional moderate lifting.

Our Goal at Scantibodies is to see that each Patient receives the Most Accurate Result, using the Most Accurate Guide,so that they may receive the Most Accurate Treatment. Because at Scantibodies it is all about the Patient ...At Scantibodies, we believe that being your contract manufacturer is more than just an account. It is about trust and accountability. It is about taking your prototype to production for market readiness or making your current process more cost effective by using lean manufacturing concepts. Those are just a few of the many attributes that have made us a leader in contract manufacturing.

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