Quality Lab Associate


Round Lake, Illinois

a month ago

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Job Description

Title: Quality Lab Associate
Duration: 10+ months (Potential Extension)
Location: Round Lake, Illinois, 60073
100% on site

What are the top three to five technical skill requirements? Strong background knowledge in principles of analytical chemistry proficient in advanced wet chemistry techniques, analytical chemistry instrumentation experience (e.g. HPLC, pH, KF, AA, GFAA, titrations, etc.) preferred, recent graduate from local university with minimum 3.0 GPA desired

What are your top three to five soft skill wants?
Great communication, committed, motivated, team player, results oriented
What is the expected interview process? I would like to screen the candidates and then have them go through two interviews, 2 interviewers each.

The position may be responsible for analytical testing, validation/verification, and/or transfer of test methods supporting parenteral products. The position will be in the Round Lake, IL Stability Laboratories within Product Quality serving multiple global businesses.
This role is essential for supporting the global commercial product teams and/or product development teams. The position may interface with multiple functions. The individual in this position must: 1) Effectively demonstrate working technical knowledge and skills to support a variety of projects within the relevant discipline with minimal assistance. 2) Display basic technical understanding of related disciplines. 3) Conduct routine/non-routine experiments with minimal assistance.
A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and /or materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Under direction, conduct critical chemical, physical, and biological analyses on finished product stability samples. May also support testing of raw materials, initial, in-process and final product samples from the manufacturing facility, as required. Work under minimum supervision.
• Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. May be required to conduct validations.
• Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner to meet project schedules.
• Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, cGxP, and QSR regulations.
• Participate with management to investigate deviations and write exception documents.
• May perform advanced biological and chemical assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of chemistry principles.
• May perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices. May perform review functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.
• May participate in cross functional teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality and provide new product support.
• Maintain laboratory supplies and laboratory safety requirements to ensure audit readiness at all times.
• Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required. Troubleshoot and resolve instrument problems with some assistance.

• Proficient in advanced wet chemistry, volumetric preparation techniques and instrumental methods of analysis
• Must demonstrate effectiveness in attention to detail, organization, teamwork/interpersonal skills, results orientation, and task completion.
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion.
• Possess writing and computer skills.
• Must communicate effectively with managers and peers.
• Interpret available information and make recommendations to resolve technical challenges.

Education and/or Experience. 0 N/A: Intern or Co-op
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or biological science with analytical chemistry laboratory coursework and 0-1 years’ experience.
• Analytical chemistry instrumentation experience (e.g. HPLC, pH, KF, AA, GFAA, titrations, etc.) preferred.
• Pharmaceutical GMP/QC laboratory experience is desired. 

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: $25.00/hr.

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