Quality Control Technician

San Diego, CA
Jun 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Quality Control Technician, Cell Therapy Development, will report to the Senior Quality Control Scientist. This position will support method development, stem cell therapy manufacturing, and release testing related to induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived dopaminergic progenitor cells of a first-in-human clinical trial for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

We seek a team member who is curious and willing to learn new techniques!

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs RNA extraction and quantification, reverse transcription, PCR, qRT-PCR (QuantStudio), flow cytometry (FACSCanto), and endotoxin (EndoSafe PTS) analysis.
  • Supports management to develop, optimize, validate, and implement QC testing strategies.
  • Ensures proper tracking and storage of test samples and associated controlled documentation.
  • Assists in validation, routine maintenance, and calibration for QC instrumentations
  • Monitors equipment performance, diagnoses malfunctions, and initiates service requests.
  • Supports preparation of SOP, methods protocols, reports, and other documentation.
  • Works within a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers, bioinformatic specialists and research/development associates, and closely with Quality Assurance
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • BS degree or higher in cellular or molecular biology, chemistry, physics or engineering (e.g. biochemical).
  • Minimum of 1-2+ years hands-on laboratory experience required. Experience in a Quality Control group or in a GxP environment viewed preferentially.
  • Hands-on experience with quantitative RT-PCR, flow cytometry, safety related release testing (sterility, endotoxin), and other common analytical assays. Working knowledge of other cellular and molecular biology approaches.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)and statistical methods applicable to the analysis of experimental data.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP/ICH/USP guidelines a plus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This is an indoors position requiring the ability to type and use a computer. While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The physical effort required is sedentary, lifting of up to 10 pounds.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to certain hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.

Diversity and Equity

Aspen Neuroscience provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. We consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.  We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Total Rewards and Culture

Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, as well as time-off in addition to company observed holidays, and Medical/Dental insurance benefits. We promote a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.

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