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Senior Laboratory Reagent Production Specialist

Job in Sacramento - Sacramento County - CA California - USA , 94204
Company: Danaher
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Science
  • Research/Development
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Senior level position responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the company's quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Has advanced and specialized expertise in an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Works autonomously within established procedures and practices. Has developed advanced specialized expertise within an analytical/scientific area to perform the most complex work. Completes assignments and facilitates the work activities of others; may coordinate work beyond own area


* Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment
* Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions
* Exercises judgment, based on previous experience, practices and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent
* Works within defined processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments
* Exchanges ideas and information effectively; uses tact and diplomacy when dealing with others
* Responsible for: liquid bead formulation, bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease
* Performs pH, Moisture, Conductivity and Density testing
* Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations
* Perform verification and review of peer activities
* Train others on lab responsibilities
* Provide guidance and support to more junior team members
* Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues
* Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels
* Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly
* Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety
* Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments
* Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures
* Suggest and assist in SOP revisions
* Assists management with audit activities
* Manages projects within the department
* Has additional assigned responsibilities to assist management


* Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

* Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards
* Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form
* Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP, MES and e-mail
* Has a good understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives

Physical requirements/abilities:

* Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions
* Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400 Lb with the appropriate machine or equipment assist
* Ability to work in controlled environment


* Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences
* Prior experience working in a GMP environment and pharmaceutical industry
* Experience using analytical scales, Lyophilizer, Molecular assays, working with hazardous chemicals
* Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends
* Equipment validation including IQ/OQ/PQ

Assay development and transfer

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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