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Scientist - II (Associate)

De Soto, KS 66018

Posted: 02/26/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 600079 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 27-30.49/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description:
  • Assists in the maintenance of the reference management program for US biologics sites.
  • Maintains compliance according to USDA guidelines and requirements for reference standards and in vitro potency tests.
  • Conducts in vitro testing for stability of reference standards of pre- and post-licensure products.
  • Prepares and tests small-scale vaccines to support formulation of new reference standards.
  • Supports the formulation, dispense and testing of new reference standards as part of the reference qualification process.
  • Participates and collaborates in cross-functional teams with colleagues from R&D, Biotechnology Solutions-Analytics, Production, Quality Control, and Regulatory Affairs to support qualification of new reference standards.
  • May assist in the preparation of protocols or reports for submission to USDA.
  • May participate in critical reagent qualification studies.
  • May provide technical support for approved Quality Control assays.
  • May support local, regional, and global program initiatives.
• Bench top lab testing work.
• Majority is testing - formulations of vaccine under manager's supervision.
• Documentation work
• Needs to follow good laboratory practices.
• No working with live animals

Must have skills:
• Lab experience in either Academic or industry
• Scientific experiments-In-vitro tests mainly ELISA
• Analytical tests within R&D and quality control environment
• USD experience is good to have but not required.
• Chemist background is not a right fit for the job.

Qualifications: Education Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree in a relevant biological area (Bacteriology, Biology, Microbiology, Virology). Required Experience and Skills • 1-3 years laboratory experience, preferably in Animal Health • Detail-oriented with good documentation skills • Ability to conduct scientific experiments, interpret results, and communicate with relevant team members and stakeholders. • Effective written and oral communication • Experience with Microsoft Office programs: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word Preferred Experience and Skills • Ability to independently design scientific experiments. • Experience working in an R&D or Quality Control laboratory. • Experience developing, working with, and troubleshooting in vitro analytical tests. • Knowledgeable of USDA regulations for biological products
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