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Quality Control (QC) Associate

Molecular Templates

Austin, TX
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Drug Discovery, Flow Cytometry, HPLC, QC, Quality, Quality Control,

Job Description

Company Description:
Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a next generation immunotoxin platform technology called Engineered Toxin Bodies (ETB) in oncology. MTEM’s lead program, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and additional pipeline drug candidates are being advanced toward clinical development for a variety of cancers. For more information, please visit MTEM’s website at www.mtem.com.

Position Overview:
Molecular Templates is seeking a highly-skilled and highly-motivated professional to support QC activities. The QC Associate will primarily support quality control (QC) testing on in-process, product, stability/release and/or research samples and other operational activities. Along with testing samples, this position will conduct routine maintenance checks and perform equipment validation, data management, stability and reliability validation, review and revision of established protocols and SOPs and method development. This position will require excellent technical skills and abilities, analytical and mathematical skills, organizational and time-management skills, verbal and written communication skills, plus ability to apply attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities will include:
•   Perform QC testing on in-process, product, stability/release and/or research samples. This involves, but not limited to, measurement of concentration levels (NanoDrop), capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE), cellular cytotoxicity assay, endotoxin detection, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), testing documentation, and calibration of equipment (e.g. pipette, etc.). Basic lab equipment utilized.
•   Conduct maintenance of QC operations, such as quarterly validation, including lab and equipment cleaning, minor equipment maintenance and small projects, maintaining and managing lab materials (e.g. supplies, cell stock), completion of documentation (e.g. equipment logbooks, inventory forms).
•   Execute stability and reliability validation testing on assays and data management and analysis, generally using Excel spreadsheets.
•   Review and revise established protocols and SOPs related to drug development. This may also include developing and optimizing assays, conducting limited literature search of research study protocols and reports, regulatory documents, and other potential resources.
•   Complete additional projects, for example process improvements or implementation of new instrumentation

Reporting Structure:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to Quality Control Manager.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.


•   Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in life science, chemistry, pharmaceutical science or related field
•   A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in GMP environment, preferably in QC position.
•   Experience with analytical methods and optimization, maintaining mammalian cell lines using aseptic technique and conducting analytical protein assays, such as SDS-PAGE, CGE, FPLC, SE-HPLC and Flow Cytometry.
•   Significant and demonstrated knowledge of laboratory equipment, product use, and terminology
•   Excellent analytical skills as applied to investigations and mathematical problem-solving
•   Excellent organizational, time management, project management and multi-tasking skills
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Excellent computer skills with knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and statistical analysis software
•   Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and work under minimum supervision
•   Ability to understand instructions and to learn how to maintain equipment
•   Ability to apply attention to detail, specifically to GMP compliance
•   High degree of reliability and professionalism