Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Assistant / Associate Chemist 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.

Performs chemical 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. Position will support QC Chemistry testing for final container release, intermediate release, in-process, stability and raw materials, with a focus on in-process testing.

Primary Responsibilities for Assistant Chemist:

● Conducts various routine and non-routine chemical 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.

Primary Responsibilities for Associate Chemist:

● Follows the methods for the safe use of the reagents, chemicals, and the equipment associated with the required testing.

● Follows the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

● Learns and follows the methods and the techniques of the chemical tests to be performed. This learning is a continuation of learning that occurred as Assistant Chemist.

● Performs assigned testing in an accurate and efficient manner. Keeps complete and accurate records of the work performed and results.

● Performs non-routine duties, housekeeping duties, etc. as assigned.

● Trains Assistant Chemists and other Associate Chemists in areas of this Associate Chemist's knowledge, experience, and expertise.

● May coordinate laboratory activities in the absence of the Laboratory Supervisor.

● Remains compliant with all applicable safety, environmental, regulatory, and training standards, goals, and objectives

● Supports development, validation, and revision of laboratory procedures as assigned

● Conducts all work with a focus on safety, quality, and timely throughput

Assistant Requirements:

An Associate’s Degree in chemistry or a related curriculum and a minimum of six months of applicable laboratory experience or a BS/BA degree in chemistry or related curriculum is required.

**Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Associate Requirements:

An Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or a related curriculum and a minimum of six months of applicable laboratory experience or a BS/BA degree in chemistry or related curriculum is required.

The Associate Chemist position is normally a progression from the Assistant Chemist position in the Quality Assurance Chemistry Labs. Therefore, the Associate Chemist position also requires knowledge equivalent to a minimum of two years of college level chemistry courses (one year of general chemistry course(s) with associated laboratory work, one or more courses in analytical quantitative chemistry with associated laboratory work, and some other chemistry course(s) with associated laboratory work). While the content of the course work specified above is generally applicable to the Associate Chemist position, the associated laboratory experience is more specifically applicable to the position's work assignments.

**Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Both positions require proven: time/work management skills, ability to complete work assignments accurately and efficiently with infrequent review by supervisor, good verbal and written communication skills, maintaining a professional relationship with peers, being an effective member of the lab "team" working toward common goals, and working well in a situation in which most equipment necessary to complete one's daily assignment is also used by others.

SHIFT: 2nd Shift (3:30PM-12:00AM)

GRADE: N8 / N10

Attributes:

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. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated 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. Repetitive 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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