Associate Quality Control - Gels Lab

Juncos, PR, US
Aug 22, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Are you looking for a challenging new opportunity to test and growth your laboratory skills? We have an immediate need for an Associate Quality Control to join AML's Quality Control Team. This is an outstanding opportunity to seek a variety of challenges and responsibilities in support to our manufacturing facility at Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

The Role

Under general supervision, responsible for one or more of the following activities in Quality Control including analytical testing, characterization, method development, and sample and data management. This role is crucial for Amgen's success and it will be a key contributor in the Quality Control area supporting a non-standard shift operation that may include first, second, third and/or weekend shifts.

  • Perform routine laboratory procedures related to Sample Management, Wet Chemistry, HPLC, Bioassay, Immunoassay, Capillary Electrophoresis, and/or Gels techniques.
  • May perform aseptic aliquoting, sampling and analysis for compendia and non-compendia methods
  • May perform non-routine lab procedures under close supervision.
  • Perform or review one or more of the following: sample testing, standards preparation and testing procedures, compendia and non-compendia test methods, reagents and solutions preparation, sample management and equipment maintenance.
  • Prepare complete, accurate, concise laboratory documentation.
  • Data entry, review, analysis and communication of results.
  • Perform general lab housekeeping.
  • Maintain/operate specialized equipment.
  • Participate in the document revision process.
  • Comply with safety guidelines, cGMPs and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • May participate in lab investigations/ audits.
  • Maintain training proficiency.
  • May approve lab results.
  • Knowledge of basic principles, methods and practices of technical/ scientific field typically obtained through formal study.
  • General knowledge of procedures and activities within own work area.
  • Ability to relate day-to-day work to business priorities.
  • General understanding of industry practice and standards.
  • Applies broad-based research, information gathering and analytical skills to factual information.
  • Selects appropriate alternatives from defined options.
  • Collects required documentation/raw data; verifies conformance of documents.
  • Assess accuracy of detailed information.
  • Tracks, maintains and produces regular work products.
  • Ability to identify roadblocks to task completion and effectively brings them to line managers for resolution
  • Works under general direction, seeks assistance as needed.
  • Completes work in accordance with established procedures and practices within field of technical/scientific knowledge.
  • Establish approaches for completing assignments.
  • Work requires consistent exercise of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Works with team to support achievement of project milestones.
  • Contributes to own work group/team through quality and accuracy of own output.
  • Builds productive internal/external relationships.

You will need...

Bachelor's degree

Beyond that, you will also need:
  • Educational background in Life Sciences
  • Industry laboratory experience
  • Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology, physical principles and mathematics
  • Ability to adhere to regulatory requirements, written procedures and safety guidelines
  • Ability to evaluate documentation/data according to company and regulatory guidelines
  • Ability to organize work, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Technical writing capabilities
  • Presentation capabilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and requirements
  • General understanding of Amgen products and Quality Control operations
  • Ability to interact with inspectors (internal and external)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish languages (oral and writing)
  • Availability to support non-standard shift (including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and weekends shifts)

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a 'Best Place To Work'. We offer a superior benefits package that includes a competitive healthcare plan, an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, college coach assistance and wellness program - and on-site child care and fitness facilities - you will find us focused on your well-being too.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.