Associate Scientist - Technical Manufacturing
As an Associate Scientist I in Technical Manufacturing, you will be involved in the production of antibodies, antigens, peptides, conjugates, small molecules, and microparticles for high quality veterinary diagnostic product reagents. Your primary responsibility will be the preparation of solutions and reagents following standard protocols. You will operate under 5S, Lean Manufacturing principles and ISO standards when working at the laboratory bench. You will have the opportunity to cross train across multiple processes and participate on a technically focused team as an approach to support lab work and solve problems. You will communicate and present to colleagues. You can make a difference by producing innovative products that keep people and animals healthy. Exceeding customer expectations is one of our guiding principles at IDEXX. Our credibility as a company relies on our ability to deliver quality products to our customers on time and with no disruption to their business. IDEXX’s Worldwide Operations Team works to meet this challenge each day with a global network of distribution hubs and a focus on efficiency, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement. What will you do in this role? Produce antibodies, antigens, conjugates, coated microparticles, and other rare reagents. Perform other production-related activities. Use strong documentation skills to ensure records are filled out according to standard operating procedures. Accurately report data and labor to the inventory control system. Order and maintain equipment and work area. Adhere to appropriate procedures and regulatory requirements. Operate within an ISO 9001:2008 / 14001:2004 Quality Management System. Collaborate and communicate with colleagues and others in related areas to provide work support, exchange information, and ensure efficient processes. Have opportunities to participate in continuous improvement initiatives. What do you need to succeed? Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Biotechnology or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Specific technical skills related to the applicable scientific specialty. Prior experience with protein purification, microparticle coating, and/or bioconjugation chemistry is a plus. Laboratory bench and instrumentation skills. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team. Organizational skills and ability to plan work as well as to prioritize and multi-task. Takes initiative and is accountable (shows ownership); focuses on task at hand; detail oriented. Adaptable with ability to work well under pressure and handle the stress of deadlines. Ability to meet the physical requirements that go with working in a production environment – standing for 2hr+, sitting, phone and computer use, extended reach, lifting up to 50lb, occasionally climb, kneel, or bend, and specific vision ability – close, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. You can read and interpret documents such as safety rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), material safety data sheets (MSDS), operating and maintenance instructions, government rules, and technical procedures. Why IDEXX? We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. Every role at IDEXX contributes to enhancing the health and wellbeing of pets, people, and livestock. With over 10,000 global team members, customers in over 175 countries, and a fast-growing industry - we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us. We offer competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits. You’ll be part of a double-digit growth company in a quickly growing market and we are leading the way forward with innovative products, services, and a strong focus on our customers. IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.
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