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PCR Production Chemist II - $4,000 Hiring Bonus

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PCR Production Chemist II - $4,000 Hiring Bonus

  • 2022-29135.1
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad's "Team 925 Awesome" PCR Production team is looking for a PCR Production Chemist I. The Production Chemist I is responsible for the fermentation, purification, and formulation for materials used in PCR Production.  The ideal candidate will have practical laboratory skills, a keen eye for detail, excellent organization/communication skills, and an affinity for teamwork! 


This position is eligible for a $4,000 HIRING BONUS: 


  • Bonus offered for a limited time only.
  • Bonus applicable to specific positions as labeled.
  • Bonus recipients must be employed at the time of payout.
  • Bonus payout after 30 days of employment with Bio-Rad.
  • Bonus offered to direct hires only. Agency hires and internal transfers are not eligible.
  • 12 months repayment clause.


  • Bulk formulation of PCR reagents and sub solutions including but not limited to 1mL to 100-liter volumes.
  • Work in a Class 100,000 or 10,000 cleanroom while wearing cleanroom suit.
  • Follow written instructions and documents activities on batch production records.
  • Weigh and pipette raw material using analytical, benchtop, and/or floor scales.
  • May support ddPCR droplet production including droplet generation, vial/plate dispensing, kitting (e.g. labeling, sealing.)
  • May support fermentation of cell paste used in the purification of enzymes including setup, cleaning, sterilization, and operation of Biostat Fermenter.
  • May support purification of enzymes including column packing, running SDS Page Gels, cell lysis, centrifugation, sonication, microfluidzing, protein dialysis, protein concentration, and use of DuoFlow or NGC chromatography instruments.
  • Preparation of other buffers and bulks to support activities outside of bulk formulation.
  • Practice Sterile technique.
  • Autoclave materials for use in Production.
  • Responsible for completing production documentation and maintaining quality records to GDP/GMP standards.
  • Coordinate, communicate, prioritize, and plan lab tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Follows controlled Standard Operation Procedures/ documents.
  • May participate in the initiation of Quality Notifications (variances, deviations, non-conforming materials) and perform preliminary investigations.
  • Performs Process Order transactions in SAP (goods movement, goods issuing, goods receipt, etc.)
  • Performs in-process testing (pH, Concentration, Conductivity, etc.)
  • Maintain clean work area/lab following 5S, dispose waste, lean manufacturing, and good manufacturing practices (GMP)/compliance.
  • Execution of other tasks/assignments/projects as given by Production Lead/Supervisor/Manager.
  • Trains other employees.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Full Time 40hrs per week on-site with Flexible/non-standard schedule outside of normal working hours if required.


  • BS/BA in Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent years of work experience in a related field.
  • 3+ years’ work experience in purification and/or fermentation.
  • Experience working in a GMP or ISO 13485 manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Fluent in written and verbal English.
  • Ability to follow guidelines and handle hazardous materials safely.
  • Ability to work in a product team and make decision of limited scope, subject to review.
  • Able to follow detailed procedures and have good documentation skills.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Must be experienced in using ERP systems- SAP a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools – Excel and Word.
  • Basic working knowledge of laboratory environments, materials, and equipment.


Vaccination Requirement:


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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