Associate Scientist QC – Microbiology  | Seattle, WA

Just is seeking a motivated and creative Associate Scientist, who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics.  We are looking for someone to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team to provide collection and testing of environmental monitoring and water system samples as well as microbiological analysis of raw material, in-process and drug substance testing in support of our GMP manufacturing operations at our new Redmond Ridge facility. The successful candidate will have experience with aseptic technique and will have worked in a microbiology lab or taken upper level microbiology coursework.   Experience with environmental monitoring including water sampling and testing is a plus. The ideal candidate has a high attention to detail, is organized in their work and works well independently and in teams.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with team members to support the GMP QC Laboratory operations
  • Perform QC Microbiology testing in support of the Facility Qualification Activities as well as the GMP manufacturing schedule including:
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Water sampling and testing (Bioburden, Endotoxin, Total Organic Carbon and Conductivity)
    • Product Testing (Bioburden and Endotoxin)
    • Microbial Identification
    • Growth promotion testing for qualification of microbial culture media
    • Microbiological method validation testing for new products
    • Equipment validation (IQ, OQ, PQ)
    • Maintain laboratory equipment
    • Maintain laboratory supplies
    • Assure timely completion of GMP documentation

     

    Requirements:

    • BS in Microbiology, Biology or related field and 0-3 years experience
    • Experience or coursework in Microbiology
    • Experience with Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel)

     

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with environmental monitoring
    • Experience with water sampling and testing (bioburden, endotoxin, TOC and conductivity)
    • Experience with microbial identification
    • Strength in data science and informatics

    About Just – Evotec Biologics

    Just – Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just’s focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood – the center of Seattle’s medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 100 employees is expanding Just’s innovative platform and footprint – building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at www.just.bio/careers

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