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Chemistry Associate I-Quality Control more...
Location:Duarte, CA
Company:City of Hope
First posted:February 04, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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Requisition ID: 9010

Job Title: Chemistry Associate I - Quality Control

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include chromatographic and wet-chemical analysis of raw materials, intermediates and final product small molecules and biopolymers for clinical uses.  Provide production with in-process controls and perform stability analyses.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs release testing and analysis of small molecules and biopolymers according to CGSF SOPs and project requirements and specifications. Records results and provides records to the Quality Assurance Manager of the CGSF.
  • Processes incoming raw materials, performs analysis and qualification of reagents and components for manufacturing.
  • Participates in general laboratory activities as assigned by supervisor including creation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
  • Tracks and monitors reagents for the Quality Control laboratory, ensuring the timely ordering of reagents and materials.
  • Complete and maintain all training required to perform assigned tasks. 
  • Assists in internal inspections and audits to ensure compliance with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and City of Hope and CGSF procedure requirements. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of analytical techniques and industry practices. 
  • May be required to monitor specialized processing equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the laboratory operates in a clean, uncluttered, safe, and efficient manner.
  • Respond to calls/alarms off hours and weekends for facility systems and equipment failures.
  • Coordinate with CGSF Quality Assurance Manager to ensure compliance with equipment maintenance and calibration. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the CGSF Director, Quality Assurance Manager or direct supervisor.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.  Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 0-2 years post graduate chemical laboratory experience.
  • Some lifting
  • organizational skills and excellent communication skills required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related field with 1+ years post graduate analytical laboratory experience preferred.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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