QC Biochemistry Technician

About us

Viralgen is a CDMO born as a joint venture between Askbio and Columbus Venture Partners created in response to the unmet need for manufacturing of gene therapies. Our goal is to help broaden the access to these life-saving therapeutics and contribute to the advancement of health and human welfare around the world.

We are excited for our next Biochemistry Technician to join the Viralgen team!

About the role

We are seeking a Biochemistry Technician who will play a key role on the structure of the company in Quality Control.

Ideal candidate’s skills should be adequate to carry out biochemical assays under GMP standards and should be suitable to plan and review all related operations within the Biochemistry team in order to achieve the overall strategic objectives of the company. Within this role, you must feel confident while operating protein-related analysis in a GMP environment and comprehend the needs of the department. Ideal candidate should possess previous experience and deep knowledge in analytical procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Perform and execute the company’s quality controls in the Biochemistry area.
  • Participate in the write up of GMP documentation such as Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) and work logs.
  • Report incidents/non-conformities to supervisor or immediate superior for resolution of these.
  • Participate in the validation activities of Biochemistry QC tests under GMP standards and support the continuous improvement of the BQ group.
  • Sample management: Reception and organization of samples including control of their location and their destruction when applicable.
  • Promote a dynamic, communicative, and respectful work culture within the team and between different departments.

About you

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology or equivalent.
  • Experience in the field of protein analysis. Previous experience in HPLC is mandatory, experience in some of the following techniques will be considered a plus: WES, Maurice, ELISA, DLS, Gyrolab protein technologies, SDS-PAGE or Western Blot.
  • Hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of LC systems (ideally Agilent equipment).
  • Experience with Empower is highly valuable.
  • Solid experience of at least 2-3 years in QC-Biochemistry. Experience associated with drug manufacturing is highly desired.
  • GMP experience is preferable.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.
  • Proactive management and positive attitude to change and challenges.
  • Self-motivated and used to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated passion for producing high-quality work.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication and self-management.

Other benefits

  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Accompaniment in the learning and development process.
  • Good working and international environment.
  • Company activities.
  • Social benefits.

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