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(Archived) QC Virology Tech (Assistant I/II/Sr - Quality)

Last Updated: 5/30/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The Assistant I/II/Sr - Quality performs bio-analytical methods (immunological, in vivo, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) for various Bio QC tests on raw materials, in-process, release or stability samples in compliance with 9CFR, EU and VICH regulatory guidelines, Outlines of Production and Special Outlines. Initiates, executes and completes assays as per validated procedures and within Quality and Compliance guidelines and communicates testing, compliance and/or scheduling issues to supervisor. Reports to Quality Consultant in Quality Control.

NOTE: This position is offering a $2,500 Sign-On Bonus!

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in a relevant scientific discipline (preferred), or AA Degree + 4 years of relevant experience,. or High School Diploma/GED with 8 years of relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles and techniques.

  • Ability to perform tasks following applicable methods and procedures with moderate supervision.

  • Good understanding of operations in immediate area and basic understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to make routine decisions within the scope of responsibilities with guidance.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, concise and appropriate manner.

  • Ability to documents results and data clearly and accurately.

  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and others as needed.

  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork within own group and other internal groups.

  • Must be able to read and see clearly. Vision clarity with or without correction to read handwritten and computer generated documents

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Job Responsibilities - including but are not limited to the following:


  • Perform routine testing using a significant portion of the existing laboratory assays

  • Maintains laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment

  • Prepare reagents and materials

  • Calculates results

  • Communicates schedule, test status and concerns

  • Write Laboratory Investigations, as needed.

  • Review and approve results and test sheets

  • Revise a Pre-existing Standard Methods and SOPs

  • Trains others on methods & procedures


  • In house reagent replacement / validation

  • Coordinate projects with supervision

  • Coordination of projects within group

  • Writes reports and summaries

  • Is called upon by other groups in QC for collaboration or SME


  • Information /data summarized in concise format

  • Demonstrates creativity and contributes original suggestions

  • Troubleshoot / Problem solving beyond method defined action

  • Locate answers from other areas / consult with other areas

  • Seeks development opportunities


  • Use of Word and Excel, SAP, and Veeva (Document system)

Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • Ability to multitask

  • Maintain a positive focus through culture of change

Additional Information:

Physical Demands / Surroundings:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Frequent periods of sitting, walking, and standing.

  • Occasionally must climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend or stoop, crouch or squat.

  • Occasional low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping or pinching required.

  • Writing and use of a computer keyboard frequently.

  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment.

  • Works in a lab and office setting. The individual may be required to enter production support areas as well as sterile filling rooms.

Management & Economic Magnitude:

  • This is an individual contributor role. No leadership experience required.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and solves non-standard problems that can occur in own work unit. May participate in large project(s). Interface with other QC lab personnel and external departments.


  • Travel not required.


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...