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Production Chemist I

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Production Chemist I

  • 2021-18745
  • Hercules, California, United States

The Production Chemist I is responsible for the fermentation & purification of enzymes and formulation of bulks used in PCR Production.

Responsibilities

  • Fermentation of cell paste used in the purification of enzymes.
  • Setup, cleaning, sterilization, and operation of Biostat Fermenter.
  • Purification of Enzymes using DuoFlow Columns or NGC.
  • Preparation of buffers and bulks.
  • Column Packing.
  • Running SDS Page Gels.
  • Protein Dialysis, Concentration (UFDF), and Formulation.
  • Performs Cell Lysis, Centrifugation, Sonication, and Microfluidizer.
  • Sterile technique.
  • Autoclave materials for use in Production.
  • Responsible for completing production documentation and maintaining quality records to GDP/GMP standards.
  • Coordinate 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.
  • 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 with Flexible/non-standard schedule outside of normal working hours if required.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Biology, Cell Biology, Micro Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent years of work experience in a related field.
  • 1-3 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.

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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