The Associate Scientist, Quality Control (QC) is responsible for development of QC procedures and processes, developing staff, fostering a culture of safety and quality, and participating in QC analysis. The scientist collaborates with production scheduling, instrumentation and maintenance within the QC space.
Areas of Responsibility:
Provides effective teamwork through:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
- Training and mentoring of team members to develop technical growth opportunities.
- Supplying technical expertise to team members.
- Comply with company policy and work with management and HR to address issues.
- Participate in recruiting and selection of team members.
Ensures QC projects and priorities are completed by:
- Assisting to plan QC projects, including project timelines.
- Properly scheduling QC projects and work with colleagues to complete them accordingly.
- Scope resource needs for projects.
- Acquire raw materials, instrumentation time and personnel needed to complete QC projects.
- Communicate expectations and priorities to assigned team members to ensure projects are completed on time.
- Provide project progress to management on a regular basis.
- Capable of operating and performing QC analysis on all instruments in immediate work area.
- Effectively communicate and coordinate with internal and external suppliers, QC team members and QC managers to assure the most efficient use of time and resources; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
- Communicate with internal customers on progress of projects.
Offers subject matter expertise through:
- Participation in QC testing and development of team members.
- Reviewing processes and writing appropriate controlled documents as needed.
- Developing and documenting new processes to be used in quality control testing.
- Analyzing raw data, organizing results and planning project steps accordingly.
- Maintaining accurate and complete records for development and experimental projects and results.
- Evaluating, identifying, acquiring and implementing new equipment to improve manufacturing processes.
- Performing training of QC team members on new processes.
- Acting as a scientific resource for teams within the QC group.
- Proactively interfacing with QC group and internal customers to identify and implement areas of continuous improvement.
- Executing on objectives and goals to support a positive, efficient and motivated team.
- Responsibility for overseeing the safe use of hazardous chemicals in a manufacturing environment on a daily basis.
- Supplying regular feedback on the status of the team, instrumentation and process.
- As needed and upon mutual agreement, an Associate Scientist, QC may be called on to temporarily work any shift in the department, including during day, swing, or weekends.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field and/or demonstrates proficiency to meet the requirements of an Associate Scientist, QC.
- Demonstrated understanding of HPLC use and principles.
- A minimum of 2 years of hands-on QC experience.
- A minimum of 2 years of highly accurate and successful GDPs in a regulated environment.
- Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.
- Demonstrated hands-on industry experience with HPLC samples and analysis.
- Demonstrated success with continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated success coaching and mentoring staff with scientific principles and techniques.
Skills & Abilities:
- Professional presence and strong attention to detail.
- Strong communication and problem solving abilities.
- Technical proficiency that enables effective participation of the QC process.
- Strong communication skills to design, execute and report with projects.
- Ability to consistently deliver on good documentation.
- Ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel) and Outlook.
- Proficient use of a web browser.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Capable of calculating equivalents.