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Associate Production Scientist

Your Role:

Manufacture molecular biology products according to established protocols, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Perform production operations
    • Set-up and prepare products according to current manufacturing procedures
    • Ensure quality and quantity of product throughout production process.
    • Clean-up equipment and working areas after production operations
    • Coordinate appropriate disposal of waste and complete compliance documentation.
  • Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment
    • Communicate the status of production operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.
    • Provide a complete and accurate batch record at the conclusion of production operations consistent with quality guidelines including Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) if applicable
    • Write and modify production procedures consistent with quality guidelines
    • Enter applicable batch information into SAP
    • Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures
    • Active participation in Operational Excellence processes and projects
  • Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates
    • Review analytical procedures to ensure that they are currently used by Analytical Services.
    • Perform necessary analytical tests and evaluate results during the process and at the completion of the run.
    • Ensure purity of starting material, intermediates and final products are consistent with history and product specifications.
  • Perform daily and production operations in a safe and orderly manner
    • Follow production procedures and safety policies at all times.
    • Use, clean, and store all personal protective gear appropriately
    • Label all in-process equipment and containers properly.
    • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.
    • Participate in required safety and quality training and other related activities.
    • Maintain good housekeeping in laboratory and working areas.
  • Improve manufacturing processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience and principles
    • Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a supervisor and/or senior scientists.
    • Help in the training of co-workers
    • Perform root cause investigations

 

 

Who You Are:

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in biochemistry, biology, or related life science
  • Hands-on lab experience (academic or industry) required; project/committee experience required                                 
  • Knowledge in biology and biochemistry, math and general science
  • Familiar with general laboratory instruments and production equipment
  • Process techniques and unit operations
  • Safe chemical handling methods, including aseptic technique
  • Communication skills, oral and written
  • Computer skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills (time management and multitasking are critical)
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality standards

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience preferred

 

ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS:

Production environment. 

Require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 80 pounds. 

 

 

Job Requisition ID:  185814
Location:  St. Louis
Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate(<1 year of experien
Working time model:  full-time


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