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Scientist Virology Control Laboratories

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Company :
Abaxis

Location :
Lincoln, Nebraska

Expiry Date :
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Position Summary The Quality Controls Laboratory group conducts routine testing for manufactured products. Qualified applicants would have the expertise in performing virology laboratory procedures in compliance with specifications in Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Test Procedures used to support testing and release of product. Additional skills of interest include virus tissue culture, potency, inactivation, and extraneous agent assay experience and demonstrated time management Position Responsibilities Plan, organize, and conduct testing on Zoetis-Lincoln products and materials in compliance with BQC and manufacturing standard operating procedures. Perform complex laboratory testing independently while aligning to laboratory and site goals. Aid Team Leader in scheduling and executing laboratory assays based on manufacturing and project schedules. Interact with interdepartmental customers such as Manufacturing, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance Assist with trouble shooting and problem solving for routine tests and processes Participate in laboratory responsibilities, paperwork review and approval and laboratory investigation support. Work with Maintenance and Engineering to improve equipment operation Able to proceduralize processes using standard work concepts Participate in outline reviews as a SME reviewer and provide SAP data extracts to laboratory colleagues. Provide support for routine laboratory activities outside of testing including LEAN projects and Critical Reagent Management. Education and Experience – B.S. or equivalent in Biological Sciences or closely related field and 3 years experience in a virology, microbiology or biochemistry laboratory. M.S. or equivalent in Biological Sciences or closely related field and 1 years experience in a virology laboratory. – Experience in virus tissue culture and performing virus potency, inactivation, and extraneous assays. Exceptional Organizational, Communication and Interpersonal skills. Technical Skills and Competencies Required: Understanding of Biological and Chemical Processes common to Quality Control Testing Understanding of Biological Regulatory Requirements Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently with supervision Complete calculations using basic math Understand metric system and basic statistics Ability to solve practical problems with a variety of concrete variables Ability to make logical decisions concerning laboratory issues Ability to recognize product quality issues based on company guidelines Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills Preferred: General understanding of virus tissue culture, infection, fluorescent antibody staining and identification Existing knowledge of USDA and EP requirements associated with Quality Control assay development and testing Proven project and resource management experience. Physical Position Requirements – Manual dexterity using hands and fingers – This job entails sitting or standing at a laboratory bench or desk. – Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision work – Occasional need to sit, reach with hands and arms Ability to work flexible hours, work weekend and overtime Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. 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