Scientist II

  • Job Reference: 462943604-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Advantage Resourcing
  • Location: Carlsbad, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Advantage Technical is searching for a Scientist II for our client in Carlsbad, CA!

The successful candidate demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a can do attitude. They lead by example and hold themselves and others accountable, while maintaining productive and professional relationships within the team. The primary responsibilities are as follows:
Responsible for manufacturing and qualification of product(s) in a BSL2 lab setting following standard operating procedures. Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping necessary to manufacture products.

Will perform media and solution preparation, maintain cell lines, small scale shake flask production, large scale bioreactor production, cell harvest, and conduct cellular based assays while utilizing aseptic techniques.

Responsible for Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports (as required) and work order documents.

Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data to ensure within operating parameters. Advise manager of factors that may affect quality of product.
Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions. Complete, distribute and file records as required in accordance with Document Control Practices.
Identify potential issues in a process; report findings to team management and participate in troubleshooting and resolution process.
Assist with modifying technical documents which include standard operating procedures and manufacturing batch records.
Participate in process improvement projects to reduce process scrap or improve productivity.

How will you get here?

Must have a bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related discipline. Masters degree is a plus.
A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience demonstrating laboratory techniques in a manufacturing environment or research laboratory is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic laboratory equipment including microscopes, shakers/incubators, centrifuges, scales/balances, spectrophotometers, pipettes, pH and conductivity meters.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic laboratory and cell culture techniques, including media and solution preparation, cell expansion, transfection, maintaining cell lines, and cellular assays.
Experience with mammalian and insect cell lines is preferred.
Familiarity with GE Wave bioreactor operation (or equivalent) and harvest methods is preferred.
Working knowledge of manufacturing related computer software is preferred.
Intermediate Excel skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Strong collaborative skills and the ability to influence others without authority
Is energized working in a fast-paced environment
Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities
Displays positive attitude toward job and others
Results oriented and data driven
Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement
Greets challenge and change as opportunity
Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo
Proactive approach that anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions
Excellent documentation and communication skills
Regularly required to lift up to 20 pounds. May be required to lift weight of 45 pounds or more, with assistance and/or with equipment on occasion.
May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.
Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.

About Advantage Resourcing

Advantage Resourcing is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Resourcing is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

All employees are directed to familiarize themselves with this policy and to act in accordance with it. All decisions with respect to employment matters and other phases of employer-temporary employee relationships will be in keeping with this policy and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.