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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Research Associate 1 in San Diego, California

Summary:

This role supports the research function by assisting with basic research projects such as glassware and reagent needs of Grifols Diagnostics R&D lab functions by processing glassware and other technical materials in a GLP-compliant method. The research projects could be in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or biochemistry. This is an entry level position for someone with limited experience.

Prepares and weighs samples for testing and analysis. May setup and conduct tests, assays, and other protocols under the direction of an R&D scientist. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. Responsible for calibration of instruments where needed, as well as ordering and restocking lab supplies/chemicals.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Washes and sterilizes glassware and other technical materials according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Processes, picks-up, and delivers lab glassware as needed for end users.

  • Prepares routine reagents/media, as well as process ad hoc reagent orders per SOPs as needed; Completes routine laboratory procedures ensuring accuracy and validity of results and assist with general laboratory procedures such as but not limited to preparation of solvents, buffers, resins, reagent solutions, media prep, etc. involving mixing of chemicals.

  • Conducts purchasing tasks to restock lab supplies, chemicals, and other consumables as needed

  • Tracks monthly needs of internal customers and keep records of production inputs and outputs.

  • Troubleshoots and maintains technical equipment dedicated for cleaning and autoclaving - sterilization.

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) and area documentation, complies with Grifols policies,) and safety requirements of the area.

  • Stores chemicals properly, disposes of chemical waste, adheres to safety procedures, and participates in safety programs. Tracks and documents chemical usage and inventory, and orders chemicals for biotech/pharmaceutical related processes as needed.

  • Works in clean room conditions and wipes down work station to prevent contamination and maintains the integrity of production. Operates laboratory equipment and instruments. Ensures laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and sterilized.

  • Provides quality support to all customers, while meeting key performance indicators.

  • Assists other lab staff in executing their research projects and experiments.

  • Analyzes antibody specificity and protein expression by Western Blot and SDS-PAGE and ELISA, respectively.

  • Prepares and orders experimental components and supplies ahead of experimentation and as requested.

  • Executes basic scientific methods with minimal supervision.

  • Other lab related duties including: detailed, accurate record keeping, maintaining lab equipment and laboratory supplies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Assist other lab staff in executing their research projects and ex-periments.

  • Analyzing antibody specificity and protein expression by Western Blot and SDS-PAGE and ELISA, respectively.

  • Preparation and ordering of experimental components and supplies ahead of experimentation and as requested.

  • Execute scientific methods with minimal supervision once adept in the normal laboratory protocols.

  • Other lab related duties including: detailed, accurate record keeping, maintaining lab equipment and laboratory supplies and working with glassware support staff.

Education:

BS. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or other life science field

Equivalency:

Occupational Demands:

  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.

  • Able to lift/push/pull 50 punds

  • Working standing for long periods of time ( minimum of 5hrs per day ) EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 237107

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