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Cell Culture Technician II

Published on:  Jan 25, 2024
Country:  United States
Location:  Cypress
Company:  DiaSorin Molecular LLC
Job Category:  Operations
Employment type:  Regular Full Time
Req ID:  5960

Diasorin is a global leader in diagnostic solutions, pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create cutting-edge tools that improve healthcare worldwide. With a legacy spanning over 50 years, we've earned our reputation for excellence by developing innovative diagnostic assays and instruments that are trusted by healthcare providers around the world.

Our broad offering of diagnostic tests and Licensed Technology solutions, made available thanks to ongoing investments in research, positions us as the player with the widest range of specialty solutions in the sector and identifies us as the "Diagnostics Specialist."

 

Why Join Diasorin?

 

  • Impactful Work: When you join Diasorin, you become part of a team that's dedicated to improving lives. Your contributions will directly impact patient care, making a meaningful difference in the world.

 

  • Global Reach & Innovation: Our work transcends borders. Joining Diasorin means collaborating with colleagues from all over the world, expanding your horizons, and contributing to global healthcare solutions at the forefront of the diagnostic industry.

 

Diverse and Inclusive Culture: We believe in the strength of diversity, and our inclusive culture reflects this commitment. We value your unique perspective and offer a supportive, collaborative environment where everyone can thrive.

 

Join Our Team: If you're passionate about innovation, diversity, and making a positive impact on healthcare, Diasorin is the place for you. We're looking for passionate and talented individuals who are ready to embrace new challenges and drive healthcare solutions forward.

 

Are you ready to be part of a dynamic team that's shaping the future of diagnostics? Join Diasorin and become a catalyst for change in the world of healthcare. Apply today and be a part of our exciting journey toward a healthier, more connected world. Together, we can make an impact!

 

Job Scope

Responsible for manufacturing and assembly of clinical and commercial products. Operates production equipment. Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to assure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients and quantities. Performs Cell Culture activities using aseptic technique. Maintains records and laboratory environment to comply with regulatory requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures. Assist with in-process testing to assure batches meet specifications. Assignments are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Supports all applicable regulations including but not limited to FDA, ISO, and CMD/CAS requirements.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently performs general production processes including significant use of micropipette and serological pipettes.
  • Maintain and enforce process control in compliance with ISO 9001/EN46001 requirements.
  • Identify deviations from procedures and initiate Non-Conformance Reports.
  • Maintain operating performance of production equipment according to the Companies and/or manufacturer's preventative maintenance procedures and approved Company policy.
  • Review batch records, procedures, create new documents and initiate DCRs as required.
  • Assist in Validation procedures and experiments.
  • Maintain Inventory Control.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the production laboratory according to approved Company Standard Policy & Procedure.
  • Assist the Production Supervisor and Production Technicians (as needed) in the general daily manufacturing process.
  • Assist in training new employees.
  • Assist in special projects.
  • Run IFA assays and interpret results/slides.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet expected production schedule.
  • Schedule and prioritize tasks when given numerous assignments.
  • Ability to follow and complete a complex series of steps in manufacturing specifications.
  • Excellent sterile technique including a variety of cleaning activities to maintain the laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of various cell culture techniques including antigen processing, sonication, formalin fixation and slide spotting.
  • Cell counting, media preparation, and viral and bacterial infection.
  • Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with applicable Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations and Company EHS policies. Violations of EHS regulations or policies will be handled in accordance with the established Company disciplinary process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Slide Production activities include Spotting, Visual Inspection, packaging and counting. 
  • Other packaging and labeling activities as required.

 

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts as required by manufacturing batch records. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands, Travel, etc.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear.
  • The duties of this job require the employee to don gowning appropriate for Cell Culture. In addition, employees must be able to work within a Biological Safety Cabinet for approximately 4 hours per day.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

What We Offer

This description is intended to be only a general outline of job activities. An employee is expected to perform these and any other activities which may be assigned, or which may occur during work. This description is not a contract or guarantee of employment.

Receive a competitive salary and benefits package as you grow your career at Diasorin. Join our team and discover how your work can impact the lives of people all over the world.

 

$51,480.00/year to $60,756.80/year + bonus + benefits

 

Individual pay is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base salary, Diasorin offers benefits.

 

Diasorin is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and Canada and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Diasorin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are a US or Canada candidate and require assistance or accommodation during the application process, please contact the North America Talent Acquisition Team at hrtalent@diasorin.com or 1-800-328-1482 to request an accommodation.

The above job description is intended to describe the general content, identify the essential functions, and set forth the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Diasorin reserves the right to modify or amend this job posting as needed to comply with local laws and regulations.

Please note that offers of employment at Diasorin may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

This position is not eligible for partnership with a third-party search firm vendor without expressed, written consent from the Diasorin Human Resources Department.

 

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