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Scientist - II (Associate)

De Soto, KS 66018

Posted: 07/09/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 608951 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 25-30.49/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.

Education Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree in a relevant biological area (Bacteriology, Biology, Microbiology, Virology). Either Candidates should have a biological education with 1-3 years ELISA experience in a lab setting (not college but industry). Required Experience and Skills • 1-3 years laboratory experience with ELISA, preferably in Animal Health/industry. • 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 mainly ELISA • Knowledgeable of USDA regulations for biological products *Note*: • This is an Onsite role at De Soto, KS for 40 hrs/week. Flexible work schedule: 8am-5pm/9am-6pm/8am-4pm/6am-2pm/7am-3pm. • The possibility of conversion to permanent employee or extension depending upon the performance. • Managers are open to non-local candidates who are comfortable relocating at their expense. • Panel interviews will be conducted for this role for approximately 60 minutes. Please focus on below:- • BS/MS degree in Bacteriology, Biology, Microbiology, Virology. • ELISA within animal health industry or industry lab setting. • 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 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.
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