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US-MI-BattleCreek: Research Assistant in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical

Date: 08-Feb-2011
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Research Assistant in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical

• Organizes, conducts, documents and evaluates analytical results and testing in compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines. • Independently sets-up, maintains, operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on general equipment, including problem identification and resolution. • Performs QC review of data. • Informs Client’s Functional Group Leader and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems. • Promotes a cohesive team environment. • With supervisory assistance, assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines. • Assists in setting up and performing method development and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices. • Performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, asking for scientific guidance as needed. • Makes suggestions for modifications in test methods or procedures. • With supervisory assistance, serves as a lead chemist on projects, overseeing a small group of technical staff. • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff. • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment. • Performs other related duties as assigned. • BS/BA degree in Food Science plus or related field with 3-4 years of previous laboratory experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education. • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment. • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment is desired. • Basic knowledge of computers and software programs. • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.

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