Lab Scientist (Biotechnology Production)

Vmrd, Inc Pullman , WA 99163

Posted 3 months ago

Job Title: Scientist, Production

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Pullman, WA

Description

The Production Scientist takes the lead role in VMRD product manufacturing. The extensive technical knowledge and experience required for this position serves as a resource for colleagues and managers alike. Good work and study habits, keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and mentoring abilities are essential for success in this position. As a senior-level technical position, this role presents an excellent opportunity to share the benefits of experience with team members and to play an integral part in the success of VMRD's manufacturing organization.

Responsibilities

  • ELISA kit production (plate coating, optimization)

  • Cell culture, virus culture, bacterial culture, culture of microorganisms

  • Protein purification: Salt precipitation, ion exchange chromatography, size restriction, affinity matrix

  • Protein evaluation: BCA quantitation, spectrophotometric analysis

  • Protein conjugation: HRP, FITC

  • Making buffers, sterile filtration, making dilutions, making pools, making aliquots

  • Running and interpreting assays: IFA, AGID, ELISA, RID

  • In-process quality control and monitoring

  • Packaging and labeling product

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of work performed

  • Calibrating, operating and maintaining equipment

  • Developing and updating SOPs as needed

  • Analyzing and interpreting data

  • Troubleshooting and identifying areas for process improvement

  • Adhering to internal policies and regulatory guidelines

  • Mentoring Production Assistants and Production Scientists

  • Working with R&D to transfer new technology

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Excellent understanding of scientific principles

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data

  • Excellent observation skills and the ability to pay attention to details

  • Desire to function as part of a team (listening, collaborating and contributing)

  • Respectful to coworkers, superiors, customers and vendors

  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Good information technology skills (MS Office and pertinent laboratory software)

  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment

Desired Qualifications

  • BS in biological science field; advanced degree preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

VMRD (Veterinary Medical Research and Development) researches, develops and manufactures veterinary diagnostic test kits and related reagents for distribution in nearly eighty countries. VMRD's services division, performs specialized testing of raw materials, cells and seeds for the presence of adventitious agents according to regulatory guidelines for the global veterinary and pharmaceutical industries. VMRD delivers best in class products and services, making a positive impact on animal welfare through diagnostic laboratories, animal producers, veterinary vaccine manufacturers, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and veterinarians globally.

VMRD's mission is to provide high quality products, services and support to our customers, and to provide a harmonious and rewarding work environment for our employees. As a family centric company, we appreciate work life balance and strive to follow the Golden Rule.

VMRD's corporate office overlooks the rolling farmlands of Pullman, Washington, a town renowned for having a national top one hundred public school system as well as two local universities (WSU and UI). Located about ninety minutes south of Spokane, our vibrant local communities are engaged, safe and offer a multitude of amenities and recreational activities. Come enjoy a quality life and the scenic landscapes of the Palouse.


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Vmrd, Inc