QC Chemist I


Santa Monica, California

5 days ago

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Job Title: QC Chemist I
Duration: 12 Months

Location: Santa Monica, CA (90404)

The Global Raw Materials & Reagents, Center of Excellence (GRM&R CoE) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Quality Control Specialist I, Global Quality Control. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting QC sampling and inspection of incoming raw materials and submission of samples to internal and external testing labs. This individual will routinely collaborate with other functional groups at Kite to ensure timely disposition of raw materials in support of production within a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
• Under guidance and supervision, perform the primary duties of QC sampling and inspection of incoming raw materials and associated documentation, submission of samples to internal and external labs, and coordinate shipment of samples to contract test labs and/or other Kite sites.
• Support team with oversite and tracking of the raw materials QC sample lifecycle received at all Kite sites.
• Maintain internal and external test results, and work with internal departments (i.e., Supply Chain, SQM, QA) on timely raw material release.
• Review raw material packets with attention to detail and applied GDP/GMP practices and submit to Quality Assurance group for lot disposition.
• Keep laboratory area clean and ensures routine and proper disposal of dispositioned raw materials.
• Support laboratory OOS investigations, deviations, and CAPAs related to raw material sampling, inspection, testing, and release process as appropriate.
• Support team members with other duties as required, such as gathering documentation and data entry.
• Participate as needed in the testing of raw materials by following analytical methods, compendial methods, and/or analytical procedures such as, Visual (Appearance) Inspection, pH, Osmolality, Density, Conductivity in support of in-house raw material testing.
• As needed, compile data for trending or investigation purposes.

Basic Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting OR
• Associate Degree with 4+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting OR
• High School Degree with 5+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting

Preferred Requirements:
• Strong understanding and experience operating within a cGMP environment
• Exceptional attention to detail and ability to keep track of multiple ongoing tasks, activities, and projects
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and must be adaptable to a dynamic and fast-paced environment
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills a must
• Experience with quality systems and investigations preferable.

CPRA: The Company is committed to complying with the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) effective January 1, 2023; and all data privacy laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. A Notice to California Job Applicants Regarding the Collection of Personal Information can be located on our website. Applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting NAhr@spectraforce.com.    

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $30.00/hr.