Scientist, Quality Control - 1st shift [Saturday, Sunday, and three weekdays]

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
May 11, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a Scientist, Quality Control to join our AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. This resource will independently perform routine and non-routine testing, or support laboratory testing within a GMP environment in support of one or more of the following areas; raw materials, in-process product, final Bulk product, stability, and/or validation. Analyzes test data, evaluates results and forms conclusions with minimal outside input. Is able to recognize laboratory technique or instrumental events that could impact the integrity of the test data. Recognizes and resolves simple to moderately complex technical problems. Writes procedures with minimal guidance. Reviews and verifies data generated by others to determine conformance with product specifications. Works under the general guidance of a supervisor but can effectively manage their own time to ensure timely completion of assigned duties. Trends data to support assay performance.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Performs and/or supports more complex test methods as written to support product/material release with minimal error.
  • Understands laboratory techniques and principles performed.
  • Interprets experimental data for conformance with product/material specifications.
  • Understands, implements and maintains GMP with respect to laboratory records, procedures, and systems in accordance with procedural requirements.
  • Assists with writing and performs validation assays per approved protocols.
  • Can effectively perform a multitude of laboratory techniques for which they are trained on with minimal error.
  • Make recommendations for process improvement.
  • Writes/revises procedures as necessary and provides support for department.
  • Develops and maintains trend reports, backlog report, and document error reports which support departmental performance.
  • Assist in troubleshooting assays.

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

Schedule: Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday [as well as three other weekdays]

  • BA/BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Technology, Biology or equivalent science degree.
  • 5+ years of related work experience with large molecules
  • Experience in at least 2 of the following analytical techniques required: HPLC, CE-SDS, SDS-PAGE, ELISA
  • Experience with Empower CDS preferred
  • Must be able to work independently, with limited guidance
  • Maintains their certifications as needed for assigned job tasks

Key Stakeholders:

Development, manufacturing, Quality & Regulatory

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled