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Quality Control Technician - Virology


Last Updated: 11/17/23

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.

Company Overview:

At Elanco (NYCE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!

We pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.

Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!

Your Role: Quality Control Technician – Virology

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.

Your Responsibilities:

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

  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment.

  • Review, approve and calculate results and test sheets in a concise format.

  • Write laboratory investigations, as needed and revise a pre-existing Standard Methods and SOPs

  • Troubleshoot / Problem solving beyond method defined action

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

  • 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.

What You Need to Succeed (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.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):

  • 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 document 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.

Additional Information

  • 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.

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

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don't necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!

Elanco Benefits and Perks

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include:

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 10-week parental leave

  • 9 Employee Resource Groups

  • Annual bonus offering

  • Up to 6% 401K matching

  • Dependent and childcare support

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...