Associate Production Scientist

Posted 21 Nov 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 200194


Work Location: 3500 Dekalb Street St. Louis, Missouri
Shift: Day Job
Department: LS-OBS-PPDA Team A

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Your role:


The Associate Scientist will manufacture or evaluate Biochemical, Bio-organic and Biotechnology products and kits according to established protocols, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department.  Safely perform operations to meet quality expectationsEnsure quality throughout the process.  Assure you are adequately trained to perform tasks/assignments.


This employee will perform routine assays, processes and/or unit operations. Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after operations.  Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.  Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g. maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).  Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.  Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines.  Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures. Interact with other departments as needed.  Participate as needed in quality audits.  Accurately perform procedure independently.


The Associate Scientist will stay in compliance with change control procedures, improve processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience, principlesIdentify opportunities for process improvement.  Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a Supervisor or Scientist.  Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.  Train personnel and act as technical consultant as needed. Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates.  Supply information based on experience and knowledge. This position will take 6-12 months of training to learn specifics of job adequately to work independently.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or Art Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science discipline
  • 1+ years of experience working with laboratory instruments and production equipment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Independent Lab Research experience
  • Knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry, math and general science
  • Process techniques and unit operations
  • Analytical techniques and equipment
  • Safe chemical handling methods
  • Knowledge of ISO quality standards
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Troubleshooting and Mechanical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Oral and written Communication skills


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