We are seeking a few great candidates for a role as Lab Technician II in Lenexa, KS!
The Lab Technician II will work directly with viral seed culture and Virus propagation techniques, prepare buffer/media solutions and equipment preparations, and inactivation methods following aseptic technique and cGMP procedures.
Technicians will be fully gowned in a Class A-C environment and strict aseptic techniques are required.
- Undergraduate degree in a related field field of study
- Science background required!
- This position requires clean-room GMP gowning attire due to a sterile, clean-room aseptic environment.
- Ability to be a team player
- Able to perform cleaning process in order to clean equipment manually on a daily
- Ability to work overtime - Regularly work on the weekends. Usually, it won't be too long ( one or two hours), but it's needed
- Ability to follow guidelines--SOPs, policies, procedures, etc
Responsibilities and Key Duties:
- Aseptic technique, documentation, clean room laboratory work, applicable Technician I Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), basic understanding of tissue culture, basic handling of cells, etc.
- Leading inoculation and harvesting of viruses fluid (manual and semi-automatic)
- Set up machines (inoculation and harvest) – aseptically.
- Disassemble machines for cleaning and sterilization and be capable of reassembling aseptically.
- Enhanced knowledge of cells
- Proper inoculation/harvest techniques to prevent minimal losses, process maximum yields and eliminate contamination. Cell counting, microscopic examination.
- Operate general production equipment such as Autoclaves, Incubators, pumps, scales, pH/conductivity meters, inactivation tanks, incubators, microscopes, etc.
- Solution/Buffer/ Media preparations.
- Perform inactivation of live antigens.
- Perform daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and sanitation of the laboratories, coolers, freezers and hallways.
- Writing standard operation procedures (SOPs) and manufacturing directions(MDs)
- Data Collection for JDE and KPI's
- Demonstrate a culture safety in day to day operations, including performing JSA's, safety audits
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & CFT Title 9: Animals and Animal Products
- Assist in the implementation of safety and quality initiatives.
- Quality Assurance understanding: Assist in checking documentation, assist in investigations as asked
- Ordering supplies for the lab so they are available for any process, including changes in the schedule.
- Develop and support the training of others with department OJT documentation.
Technical / Functional Competencies:
- Thorough knowledge of aseptic technique
- Thorough knowledge of clean room behavior
- Mathematical aptitude
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
- Empowering and influencing others
- Conceptual thinking
- Technical expertise
- Ability work both independently, with minimal supervision as well as in a fast paced team environment
- Ability to work outside of set schedule, this may include weekends or holiday
- Time management skills
- Perform all other duties as assigned
- Undergraduate degree in a related field preferred
- Able to read, write legibly, and communicate in English
- Frequent repetitions of squatting, bending, and twisting: to remove tissue culture roller bottles from their culture racks, rack rows range from about a foot to six feet in height; removal of these roller bottles can happen at a rapid pace during inoculation procedures
- Dexterity: Frequent fine motor movement (opening of ampoules, operating a syringe, opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, placing ampoules on cryogenic vial canes)
- Lifting 30 lbs (carboys full of growth media and large peristaltic pumps require occasional movement)
- Standing: approximately 85% of the day is spent in standing position
- Daily dressing and operating in clean room required garments
- Frequent repetitions of wrist and shoulder rotations (opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, and pouring of contents of roller bottles)
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