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Thứ Bảy, 28 tháng 3, 2015

QC Associate II/Senior QC Associate - Genentech - South San Francisco, CA

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Openings: 1

Main Purpose:

  • Provide non-routine project coordination, working closely with external groups (IMP, QA) and laboratory SME's to ensure highest level of compliance, uninterrupted supply to patient, and continuous improvement in business processes and methods

  • Represent QC Micro to customers and cross functional teams

  • Apply working knowledge of compendial requirements and pharmaceutical industry standards

  • Ensure QC Micro is ready to support clinical and commercial manufacturing campaigns, for both routine and non routine tasks (i.e Method Suitability completion prior to routine sample arrival)

  • Review and approve documentation for clinical campaigns

  • Ensure effective corrective and preventive actions are systematically identified, analyzed, implemented and documented to prevent recurring problems and improve product and process quality

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine microbiological testing of raw materials, E.coli and mammalian cell banks, commercial and clinical fermentation, purification and final product samples to meet standard lead times

  • Coordinate non-routine microbiological studies, from request to report, in support of the clinical pipeline (i.e. meet project deadlines to support of filings)

  • Prioritize and schedule non-routine projects with competing priorities. In addition, clearly communicate and project future work to applicable personnel/groups

  • Maintain and apply working knowledge of compendial requirements and current pharmaceutical industry standards

  • Understand and apply knowledge of manufacturing processes and regulatory commitments to daily tasks

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with customers and external groups on tight timelines for high visibility/high impact projects

  • Apply extensive theoretical and cross-functional expertise in the context of company objectives to independently address complex problems

  • Participate in assay, facility and equipment process validation

  • Review data and assess against established acceptance criteria

  • Identify and resolve deviations and/or discrepancies

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems, including identification of process gaps and improvements

  • Assure and apply cGMP throughout operations

  • Meets scheduled performance of 95% on time

  • Perform other duties as requested by managers to support QC Micro activities

  • Represents organization as a primary contact on QC Micro nonroutine projects

Who You Are Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Experience with microbiological testing such as Bioburden, PCR, LAL, Non Host, Phage and Sterility

  • Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and verbally, with peers, upper management and with external individuals both locally and globally

  • Strong grasp and understanding of scientific theories, principles, and techniques used in biological and analystical test procedures

  • Thorough understanding of basic microbiological compendial requirements and pharmaceutical industry standards. Experience with application of compendial requirements is preferred

  • Strong technical writing skills with experience writing protocols, reports, discrepancies and/or deviations

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, reasoning, problem solving and decision making

  • Independently capable to design, execute, interpret and review results

  • Ability to work off-shift, weekends and holidays, as needed

  • Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Office, SAP and Labware LIMs. Experience with additional software that can be applicable to improving current systems is preferred

  • Experience and ability to work with bacterial and fungal cultures

  • Ability to sit, stand and work within work space for extended periods of time


  • BS degree in Microbiology or related field


  • Associate I: 0 to 2 years of microbiological pharmaceutical experience

  • Associate II: 2 to 4 years of microbiological pharmaceutical experience

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button below.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster.

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