Quality Control Research Associate

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jul 16, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Quality Control Research Associate

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented Quality Control Research Associate to join our Chip NPI Systems Team.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Functional Testing (sequencing) on Sequel I, Sequel II/IIe, and prototype sequencers
  • Prepare sequencing samples using manual pipettes on a daily basis
  • Execute, review and refine functional testing manufacturing documentation
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data using various data analysis software
  • Summarize experimental results and review conclusions with manager and team
  • Use technical writing skills to produce reports and present in cross-functional meetings
  • Assist and support engineering projects during development and transfer to production
  • Propose recommendations for continuous process improvements

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Hands on experience with pipettes and sequencing tools is highly desired
  • Receives minimal instructions on routine work and on new assignments
  • Ability to use, write, review, and revise process documentation with accuracy and train others to new processes
  • Ability to effectively communicate, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and is flexible to adjust to frequently changing priorities
  • Skills in project management--ability to manage time and prioritize tasks independently, collaborative mindset, great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated individual that can take ownership and drive complex tasks to completion as well as independently diagnose and innovate solutions to manufacturing issues
  • Takes on roles to ensure product quality and that quality processes are used and monitored

Minimum Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with Statistical Analysis Software, such as JMP
  • Familiarity with Manufacturing Execution Systems, such as Camstar
  • Attention to detail and confident in ownership and execution of projects
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime and weekends as required
  • Maintains a positive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.