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Scientist I- Formulation

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Organization: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Location: Rochester, NY

The Opportunity:

As the company continues to grow, we are seeking a Scientist I- Formulation.  The Scientist I- Formulation, as a member of a cross functional team, is responsible for formulating reagents for the development teams.  

This position is located in Rochester, NY.  This is primarily a day shift position but must be flexible to adjust your schedule to meet project timelines. 

The Responsibilities:

  • Supports laboratory procedures to create formulations intended for use in the development of new in vitro diagnostic products using established protocols and SOPs.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate records of work performed in accordance with cGMP and the procedures outlined in the Quality System
  • Utilizes Design of Experiments (DOE) and other statistical software to analyze experimental data, as directed
  • Work closely with other manufacturing support areas to coordinate activities.
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order.
  • Maintain individual training records.
  • Follow safety procedures and practices.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly work environment.
  • Communicate problems to team lead and/or supervisor and works closely with peers within small teams.
  • Works with computer-controlled equipment and processes.
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds.

The Individual:

  • An associate or bachelor’s degree in science.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a formulation lab environment is required.  Basic understanding of laboratory skills and techniques (i.e. weighing, pipette use, volumetric measure, etc.) are required.
  • Ability to write, review and modify procedures, prepare solution instructions and lab documents.
  • Familiarity with safe chemical and biological handling required.
  • Good understanding of basic algebra, basic statistics, and basic laboratory data evaluation & interpretation is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of metric units and how to convert between scales (i.e. g to kg to mg) is a plus.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g. word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Dependability and strong organization skills required.
  • Experience working on cross functional teams within a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a logical manner to meet deadlines and schedules is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are desired.
  • Comfortable working with hazardous materials.

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