QUALITY CONTROL SPECIALIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job no: 237880-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific



Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will work within the Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB) work unit. WB is a clinical manufacturing facility that produces biologics (gene therapeutics, cell therapeutics, recombinant proteins and vaccines) for Phase I and II Human Clinical Trials in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines. WB's Quality Control (QC) Specialists work with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance teams to test biopharmaceutical products and document results for in-process and release testing. The QC Specialist will be responsible for running standard assays for product characterization and quality testing, shipping and outsourcing functions, writing and updating standard operating procedures (SOPs), reporting test results against specifications, and reviewing/verifying the work of teammates.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in biology, microbiology or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One to three years of experience working in a laboratory setting under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Undergraduate research experience may be considered.
- Experience in microbiological methods (cell enumeration and characterization, environmental monitoring, microbial isolate identification).
- Demonstrated successful experience coordinating components of projects including reporting team activities with good communication and problem-solving skills.
- Technical and hands-on experience performing or using analytical methods and optimization, including UV-Vis spectroscopy, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot, residual DNA and host cell protein assays, and PCR
- Experience with laboratory equipment operation including pH and multi-mode plate readers and/or the flexibility and desire to learn operation of new equipment.
- Self-motivated with an enthusiastic, positive attitude, and excellent multi-tasking skills.
- The ability to work effectively both independently and in a fast-paced, client-oriented, team environment.

Waisman Biomanufacturing (WB) offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to the production of novel therapeutics for human clinical trials across the United States and beyond. WB's wide range of projects and clients enable team members to broaden their skill sets, operate cutting edge equipment, and manage complex projects. WB is inspired and motivated through work to help patient populations suffering from diseases without cures. We are seeking highly motivated, independent yet team-oriented candidates with an enthusiastic and positive attitude, excellent multi-tasking skills and willingness to excel in a fast-paced, client-oriented, team environment.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

Department(s):

A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references including contact information.

Contact:

Melissa Strupp
melissa.henning@wisc.edu
608-890-1388
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

237880-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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