Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Assistant / Associate Biologist in Clayton, North Carolina
For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.
Performs biological testing of moderate to advanced complexity within a Quality Operations Laboratory in a safe, accurate, and efficient manner following established written procedures while maintaining complete and accurate records of the work and results. This testing is required for the release of raw materials, in-process materials, and final containers.
Primary responsibilities for the role:
● Conducts various routine and non-routine biological testing (assays) according to procedure.
● Follows the requirements of Grifols' Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
● Maintains complete and accurate records of work performed and test results.
● Calibrates equipment and performs equipment maintenance
● Performs non-routine duties, housekeeping duties, etc. as assigned.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Biologist is expected to recognize "abnormal" results and to perform some preliminary evaluation of her/his performance of the test procedure. The Assistant Biologist consults with Associate Biologists and/or the Laboratory Supervisor on significant problems. The solutions to such problems are always within the confines of the test procedures. All of the test results of an Assistant Biologist are reviewed by either the Lab Supervisor or a designated Associate Biologist for "reasonableness" and conformance to the required limit(s). No unexpected test result generated by an Assistant Biologist is accepted without an independent confirmation (normally by an Associate Biologist) and review of the results by the Lab Supervisor. While this is an entry-level position, the Assistant Biologist is expected to progress to a performance level requiring less direct supervision (either by the Laboratory Supervisor or the assigned Associate Biologist trainer). The Assistant Biologist has a variety of weekly / monthly assignments (e.g.: preparation of solutions, housekeeping, etc.) that they are expected to accomplish without specific direction to do so. An Assistant Biologist participates in Quality Control studies (blind testing series, validation protocols, precision and accuracy studies) of tests for which they are trained. Shift work and weekends may be required depending on the specific job assignment. Occasional overtime, weekend, and Holiday Coverage as needed. Immunizations required. Special vision requirements apply to some areas.
An Associate’s Degree in a life science field, medical technology, or related curriculum and a minimum of six months of applicable laboratory experience or a BS/BA degree in a life science field, medical technology, or related curriculum is required.
The Associate Biologist position is normally a progression from the Assistant Biologist position in the Quality Assurance Biology Labs. Therefore, the Associate Biologist position also requires knowledge equivalent to a minimum of two years of college level biology courses (one year of general biology course(s) with associated laboratory work, and one year of microbiology
course(s) with associated laboratory work). While the content of the course work specified above is generally applicable to the Assistant Biology position, the associated laboratory experience is more specifically applicable to the position's work assignments.
SALARY GRADE: N8/N10
SHIFT: 1 st Shift Mon thru Fri (8:00AM to 4:30PM)
Work is performed in an office and a laboratory environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), face masks, protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Scrubs are worn within the animal facility (provided by GTI). 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.
Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]
Learn more about Grifols at http://www.grifols.com/es/web/international/home
Req ID: 84260
Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Category: Quality