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Quality Control Research Associate

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Carlsbad, California

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Quality Control Research Associate

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NA-USA-California-Carlsbad

Position Title: QC Research Associate
Location: Carlsbad, CA

DO WORK THAT MATTERS
At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.
We have an exciting opportunity for a QC Research Associate within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Carlsbad, CA. In this role you will work within the established Quality Management System while performing Quality Control (QC) testing and when developing new QC methods. Will also be responsible for executing SOPs, proving technical reports, as well as troubleshooting. In addition, the research associate will participate in new QC method design, specification setting and validation studies. The position requires a solid knowledge of scientific principles and theories, as well as a demonstration of proficiency in molecular biology techniques. Will also have opportunities to work with other functions including assay development and technology development teams, as well as other department such as reagent manufacturing.
Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Conduct QC tests following test protocols and procedures in compliance with quality system
* Perform QC tests independently
* Participate in QC method development and validation studies
* Work as a member of a QC team, as well as on independent development projects
* Identify basic technical issues, out-of-specifications test results, instrument malfunctions and method issues
* Support laboratory investigations
* Perform laboratory support functions and maintain work area in compliance with quality procedures.
* Participate in continuous improvement efforts using continuous improvement tools
* Prepare buffers and reagents
* Maintain all related data and records in compliance with quality procedures
* Participate in the creation of technical reports, Protocols and SOPs
* Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.
* Demonstrate great attention to details.
* Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.
* Perform routine troubleshooting.
* Keep complete, legible, current, and accurate records of all results and procedures followed or performed in a laboratory notebook where required
* Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g., maintain equipment, re-stock lab supplies, waste disposal).
* Present project updates at group meetings
* Demonstrate technical proficiency in molecular techniques
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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
* B.S. in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology or a related field is
* Hands-on experience in a Laboratory
* Molecular Biology Assays
* Understanding of the procedures, processes and record keeping
* Must have the ability to follow instructions with great attention to details, and work well in a team setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree
Industry Experience – Rapid Point of Care Diagnostics or Cancer Diagnostics
Assay development
Ability to work as part of a team with excellent communication skills
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting capabilities
Experience working under design control and following GLP
Experience in QC method development is desired
Hands-on experience with PCR, RT-PCR and quantitative PCR assay development and optimization a plus

About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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