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Quality Control Associate
Ref No.: 18-17402
Location: San Diego, California
Job Title: Quality Control Associate/QC Associate
Location: 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92122
Duration: 6 to 12 Months
One req is Tues-Sat, 2nd Shift (2:00PM-10:00PM) Other req is Sun-Thurs, 1st Shift (7:30AM - 4:00PM)

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Perform routine and non-routine analytical biochemical and molecular biology assays to support release, characterization and stability testing of raw materials, production intermediates and final goods
  • Perform daily assignments following written procedures and SOP's
  • Careful documentation of lab procedures
  • Ability to follow written procedures
  • Flexibility with schedule may be required
  • Preparation, daily maintenance, and use of next-generation sequencing instruments and equipment
  • Other duties may be assigned as required

Minimum Qualifications
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic, strong organizational skills, strong communication skills, critical thinking, attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to work independently and in a team environment, are essential
  • Requires a basic knowledge of and application of principles, theories and practices of the chemist profession
  • Requires basic communication skills. Periodic contacts with other departments or individuals outside of the organization that requires giving or obtaining routine information related work being done
  • Flexible: able to respond quickly to shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Basic molecular biology laboratory skills such as pipetting, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc. required. Experience with DNA or RNA sample preparation, sequencing, qPCR, robotics and/or Client technology is a plus
  • Experience and familiarity with instrumentation a plus
  • Ability to understand and follow work instructions and perform molecular biology assays with minimal guidance after initial training
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of GMP documentation strongly preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in science discipline strongly preferred.
  • 0-2 years experience required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant lab experience can substitute for degree.