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Aerotek Production Chemist II in San Diego, California


  • Carry out production tasks in support of manufacturing goals and objectives.

  • Production of complex biological reagents as directed, following established guidelines and procedures.

  • Uses chromatography techniques.

  • Operates production equipment

  • Performs quality control testing.

  • Authors and reviews production batch records.

  • Operate complex laboratory equipment safely, as trained and directed, and in accordance with established practices.

  • Perform required data entry on company planning and materials management system.

  • Follow all safety guidelines, manufacturing policies and procedures. Operate under strict QSR and ISO compliance.

  • Perform complex formulations, component and material evaluations, equipment calibrations and maintenance.

  • Make perform and execute verification and validation studies for new products

  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Alere Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships.

  • May assist with resolving technical issues.

  • May review existing operational and process discrepancies in manufacturing and provide technical expertise to improve procedures

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies

  • Other duties as assigned, according to the changing needs of the business


Minimum education:

  • BA or BS degree minimum or equivalent work experience

Minimum experience:

  • Two to four years' experience post (BA/BS) or zero to one years' experience post (MA/MS).


  • Preferred degree in Chemistry or Biological Sciences.

  • Experience in bacterial fermentation, mammalian cell culture processes, and/or protein purification utilizing chromatography techniques (IMAC, Q-Sepharose, Protein A, Protein G, DEAE, etc)

  • Experience in protein conjugations a plus.

  • Experience in good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good documentation practice (GDP) preferred.

  • Experience in large-scale manufacturing procedures.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, maintains accurate records and notes, and carries out assignments in a thorough, conscientious fashion while adhering to safe laboratory practices.

  • Knowledge of a variety of lab equipment and their operation is preferred.

  • Able to carry out experiments following established guidelines and summarize results accurately.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

About Aerotek:

Your success starts with the right career opportunity. Aerotek uses a people-focused approach to connect job seekers to incredible opportunities with leading organizations. Established in 1983, we've grown to become a consistent Best of Staffing winner for talent satisfaction because of our dedication to exceptional service. Serving over 300,000 contract workers every year, we specialize in placing workers with engineering, scientific, professional and industrial skill sets. Aerotek is proud to offer competitive benefits, including contributory medical, dental and vision insurance, weekly pay, discounts on consumer goods and services and more.

Location: San Diego, California

Posting ID: 7342712

Pay Rate: US$37000 - US$55000 per year

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.