Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Assistant / Associate Biologist in Clayton, North Carolina
Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.
We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.
The incumbent is responsible for performing complex laboratory analysis of plasma and plasma products in a GMP laboratory. Responsibilities include sample accessioning, sample preparation, reagent preparation, testing, result calculation, as well as quality control of assays and equipment. The incumbent will also support assay validation, method transfer, reagent and control qualification, and laboratory maintenance activities as assigned. Must be comfortable working with infectious material on a daily bases. Person must be able to work in a biological safety cabinet and comfortable working with a microscope for several hours at a time. Candidates for the position must be proficient with using micropipettes and serological pipettes while making dilutions and serial dilutions. The person that fills this position must possess a keen attention to detail in that they will be performing complex tissue culture assays and maintaining cell lines. Tissue culture is preferred. Must be able to perform tasks by following SOP’s and oral instructions. Must have precise, legible, and organized documentation skills. Candidates must also being willing to perform ones share of cleaning duties and house keeping.
This position is responsible for performing environmental monitoring of fill lines in B300 and SFF and also environmental monitoring of all classified production areas, including sampling of site utility systems. Environmental Assurance department must maintain adequate staffing to support all filling operations 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In addition to routine environmental monitoring of the aseptic fill lines, this position is also responsible for executing the Quality Oversight program for the fill lines and also provides quality control approval of air flow visualizations conducted on site. This position is part of the budgeted staff necessary to complete this sampling and testing and to ensure that Clayton site environmental monitoring of the aseptic fill lines and other production areas and utility systems remain in a state of control.
Current production levels require that multiple filling activities can occur during any shift and require EM staff to be available to support these activities in order to avoid production delays.
This position is a 12 hour night shift position from 7:00p.m. - 7:00a.m.
The Assistant level requires an AA or BS degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science, or a BS degree in biology, chemistry or related field in addition to 6-12 months of applicable laboratory experience. A background in medical technology / clinical laboratory science is preferred, as is experience in a GLP / GMP laboratory.
The Associate level requires an AA or BS degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science, or a BS degree in biology, chemistry or related field in addition to 2 years of applicable laboratory experience. A background in medical technology / clinical laboratory science is preferred, as is experience in a GLP / GMP laboratory.
Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to occasional extreme cold below 32* in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Work is performed sitting or standing for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 35lbs. Occasionally walks, bends and twists neck and waist, may reach above or below shoulder height. Frequent foot movements. Color perception/discrimination and near vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Performs tasks by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.
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