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Actalent Quality Control Analyst in San Francisco, California


Our client is seeking a Quality Control Analyst to join our growing quality team. A large focus of your work will be to optimize, validate and utilize QC methods. You will take your proficiencies alongside your background of working in a cGMP environment to consistently analyze and verify that all products coming from our manufacturing lines are being created and sent to market within the highest standards set by the industry.

What You'll Do:

-Perform operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instruments including flow cytometers and thermocyclers.

-Oversee preventive maintenance and calibration of QC instrumentation.

-Collaborate with Compute Scientists to manage the collection and tracking of assay data.

-Perform and/or support technical investigations of discrepancies, deviations, and unexpected results and support the implementation of corrective and preventive actions.

-Interface with molecular and computational groups in order to assure optimal viability testing.

-Support ongoing stability program of finished product.

-Escalate any potential quality issues revealed during QC testing or processing of products, especially quality or regulatory issues with the potential to affect product quality or regulatory compliance.

-Collaborate with multiple departments in the optimization and implementation of flow cytometry workflows.

-Assist in the development and implementation of multi-strain viability assays and support validation of microbiological test methods.

-Provide training to other members of the team, as assigned.

-Other duties assigned as needed.


PCR, QC Testing, GMP, DNA Extraction, Western Blot, Laboratory Automation, Hamilton, Liquid Handling Instruments

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Knowledge Requirements:

-Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or a closely related scientific discipline.

-Extensive knowledge in flow cytometry instrumentation, reagents, and software platforms preferred.

-Previous experience in a cGMP/cGLP environment preferred.

-Previous experience working with anaerobic chambers and aseptic techniques preferred.

-Analytical troubleshooting and method validation with problem-solving skills in each of these areas.

-Molecular techniques utilizing bacterium i.e. PCR, qPCR, DNA extraction, and Western Blot.

-Experience with laboratory automation(I.E. Hamilton, Tecan, & Labcyte) is a plus.

-Must be proactive, results-oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Willingness to work flexible schedules as needed to support 7-day per week, 24-hour per day production facilities. Work schedules could include occasional off-shift or weekend work.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.