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Please find a list of positions (if available) below:

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Protein Chemistry Associate II

Job Purpose:
The Protein Chemistry Associate II is responsible for material processing, reagent formulation, technical manufacturing, and in-process and/or final quality control of reagents for use as components of in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) products. Specifically, he/she is involved in the area of bioconjugation, protein purification, and analytical characterization of complex bioconjugates as they relate to the development of tissue diagnostic products for cancer and infectious disease. This individual also assists to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and collaborates with other departments to resolve issues, propose recommendations, and implement solutions.
Reports to: Senior Scientist, Protein Chemistry

Classification:
Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Bioconjugate Production
a. Assist in Antibody purification utilizing chromatography and filtration processes
b. Assist in Polymer production utilizing chromatography and filtration processes
c. Assist in reagent preparation
Support GMP Activities
a. Update and create SOPs for new and continuous process improvement
b. Perform line clearance and review batch records
c. Order and receive materials for manufacturing events to ensure an uninterrupted supply of existing products
d. Maintain raw material Inventory control
e. Maintain instruments and monitor equipment logs as required by the Company’s Quality System
Support QC Activities
a. Perform ELISA testing for Protein Chemistry Bioconjugates and In-process Manufactured Polymers
b. Validate raw materials as needed
Support R&D/Other Departments
a. Provide technical support to R&D, QA, and Manufacturing personnel
b. Assist in reagent preparation and new formulations
Laboratory Safety and Hygiene
a. Observe and comply with all safety standards and procedures
b. Keep personal and shared spaces clean
c. Wash and sanitize all laboratory glassware, plastic ware and other essential items

Competencies:
Excellent and meticulous laboratory technique including hands-on experience with current protein purification and characterization.
Experience in qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques including ELISA, Chromatography, Gel Electrophoresis.
Experience with GMP procedures and Quality Systems in an FDA regulated environment.
Comfortable with using computer applications as required to perform job functions.
Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Demonstrated good planning and time management skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Proficient in writing and communicating in English.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
BS/MS and 2-5 years’ experience working in Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or other related fields.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; used hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lab Services Laboratory Assistant

Job Purpose:
Work as part of Lab Services team to provide support for all routine Histology and IHC work pertaining to delivery of CAP/CLIA and GLP-like oriented lab services offered to external partners, including BioPharma, Academia, and Oncology Research Centers.

Department: V.P. Pharma Services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Awareness of scope of work / timeline for proposed projects.
Receive and document samples sent by third parties for testing.
Complete and update documentation to meet customer expectations.
Compile and maintain necessary documentation to ensure compliance with CAP/CLIA accreditation requirements.
Prepare project slides and slide labels for each project.
Clean, pack and ship slides for completed projects.
Perform basic lab tasks including microtomy, coverslipping, instrument preventive maintenance and documentation.
Help to maintain inventory levels for required reagents and materials.
Prepares laboratory solutions/reagents.

Competencies:
An awareness of routine laboratory processes including straight forward tasks including preparing solutions, slide writing, carrying out inventory checks.
Clear understanding of the standards required to work in a Histology laboratory.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Possesses effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficiency with typical software packages such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
1-2 years’ experience of working in Histology/IHC, hospital or commercial settings. Experience in any high throughput laboratory setting would be an advantage
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant biological science.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Technical Support Specialist

Job Purpose:
The Technical Support Specialist is primarily responsible for providing Technical/Applications support to customers and employees on all product-related issues via telephone, web, and email communication. The Technical Support Specialist will have general knowledge of Biocare reagents (IHC, Molecular, and Detection) and Instrumentation (Small and Large instrumentation, as well as corresponding software).

All Technical Support Personnel are expected to travel into the field when Field Applications Specialists are unavailable. All Technical Support Personnel are expected to provide expert level technical support knowledge of Histology, IHC, and ISH to actively promote Biocare Medical products and services. All Technical Support Personnel are expected to troubleshoot instrumentation and software situations, train customers, optimize reagent protocols, create & submit paperwork, provide follow-up support, perform presentations/workshops, and participate in technical/business reviews. This position will work closely with, and report directly to, the Director of Education and Technical Support.

Department: Director of Education and Technical Support

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Support
• Answer incoming instrument and reagent calls from the Tech Support phone line.
• Answer Technical Support emails.
• Perform “phone fixes” for instrument issues for troubleshooting and training; enter all calls and emails in CRM.
• Provide technical guidance as needed to all internal Biocare departments.
• Answer all general department-related questions.
• Attend staff meetings, support events and other duties related to being a member of the Biocare Technical Support team staff.
Customer Care
• Open and complete RAs and CCs including required investigation, and follow up with clients to complete “reply to customer”.
• Support International Distributors (via phone, email or SKYPE).
Field Support
• Ensure that all client-calls are directed via TS for initial triage followed by detailed analysis to determine if an FAS or FSE is required on-site.
• Answer Field Service Engineer (FSE) and Field Applications Specialists (FAS) field questions.
• Perform Field Applications Specialists duties for local clients, as needed.
• Present and follow optimized and standardized Biocare Medical approved protocols.
• Provide training as part of Training Team to team members, Biocare Medical employees and clients, as required.
Educational Outreach
• Fulfill speaking engagement requests: Conduct workshops at Histology Society state and national meetings.
• Teaching includes hands-on demonstrations and classroom lecture-style teaching.
Data Management
• Daily review of technical support cases in CRM to ensure that questions on your product specialty are addressed appropriately – follow up if and when necessary.
• Review Technical Bulletins.
• Liaising with R&D/Engineering/software teams to ensure accurate technical information is dispersed amongst TS/Apps to communicate the same message.
• Provide instrument SW files to Software Team as needed.
Assist other departments (specifically, Education and Applications Teams) as needed

Competencies:
Knowledge of General Histology, IHC, ISH, and FISH techniques.
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend scientific journals and materials.
Self-starter. Finishes tasks completely and in a timely fashion.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills for enlisting colleague support and interactive problem solving.
Ability to build rapport with clients, both internally and externally.
Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.
Positive and professional demeanor.
Ability to work in a high-pressured deadline-oriented environment.
Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, documents, and presentations.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science, certification preferred (HT, HTL, or QIHC), plus experience (2-3 years).

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.