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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Animal Specialist 1 in Los Angeles, California

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Job Summary:

The Animal Specialist is responsible for performing routine and non-routine animal testing on in-process and final container samples. Additionally, the individual is responsible for the daily care and upkeep of the animals in the QC laboratory facility.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Perform compendial animal testing of final container products, such as the Rabbit Pyrogen test, and the General Safety test, by following established procedures.

  • Perform endotoxin (LAL) testing on water samples, in-process product samples, and raw materials (RM).

  • Perform preparation of reagents, materials, and equipment used in biological or animal testing.

  • Monitor health of animals on a daily basis.

  • Maintain accurate and complete test records.

  • Compile and enter data into computer database (i.e. LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems) to be used for reporting and trending purposes.

  • Review test results against specifications.

  • Will share general responsibilities for laboratory equipment maintenance and calibration, housekeeping, and other lab support functions (e.g., inventory of consumables and reagents).

  • Maintain sample logs on a daily basis to ensure timely testing and tracking of all samples.

  • Maintain Instrument Usage and Calibration Logs based on instrument usage during the preparation and testing of samples.

  • Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.

  • Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.

  • Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Biology, or closely related scientific discipline is required.

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated testing laboratory working with animals is preferred.

  • Requires a basic understanding of the fundamentals of microbiology, aseptic techniques, and animal husbandry.

  • Must be able to work with laboratory animals.

  • Must be able to use hypodermic needles and perform injections accurately.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.

  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.

  • Specific experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is preferred.

  • This job description is accurate at the date of publication. It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change over time.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 345689