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Scientist II- Conjugation

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 II- Conjugation. The Scientist II-Conjugation, as a member of a cross functional team, is responsible for manufacturing of conjugated biomaterials.    

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

The Responsibilities:

  • Development and validation of biomaterials to support MicroWell immunoassays.
  • Conjugation of antibodies and antigens.
  • Analytical characterization of antibodies, antigens, and other biomaterials.
  • Supports laboratory procedures creating novel materials and formulations intended for use in the development of new in vitro diagnostic processes 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.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly work environment.
  • Communicates problems to team leads and/or supervisor and work closely with peers within small teams.
  • Works with computer-controlled equipment and processes.
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 

The Individual:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related science. Master’s degree in organic chemistry is preferred.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a lab environment is required.  Basic understanding of laboratory skills and techniques (weighing, pipette use, volumetric measure, etc.) are required.
  • Ability to write, review and modify procedures, conjugation instructions and other lab documents.
  • Familiarity with safe chemical and biological handling required.
  • Good understanding of basic statistics, and basic laboratory data evaluation & interpretation preferred.
  • 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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