• Chemist I

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Bio-Rad Laboratories is seeking a chemist to support routine testing and logistical activities in the PCR Quality Control group. The incumbent will execute core laboratory testing involving qPCR, Real-Time PCR and droplet digital PCR, SDS-PAGE and other lab techniques. Other duties would include assisting with laboratory and general maintenance to support compliance to ISO13485 regulation standards. The incumbent will ensure adherence to documentation requirements and  interact with peers and collaborating departments as needed.


    • Perform QC testing on incoming and manufactured materials to support release into inventory.
    • Document testing activities and results accurately following good documentation practices to ensure adherence to ISO13485 requirements. Inform supervisor of any deviations immediately.
    • Perform volume verifications of pipetting instruments and ensure that verification deadlines are met in a timely manner.
    • Ensure compliance with ISO13485 requirements.
    • Inform supervisor of any deviations from process and perform follow up actions as needed.
    • Participate in maintaining lab cleanliness, 5S and a safe work environment for self and peers.
    • Cross-train across multiple product portfolios and assays.
    • Performs data analysis.
    • Creates Batch Records.
    • Requisitions materials.
    • Generates CofA’s (Certificate of Analysis).
    • Pipette validation.
    • Validate QC protocol and testing methodologies.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a life science (Chemistry, Biology) or related field.
    • Advanced degree preferred.
    • 0-2 years in a general laboratory environment performing analyses in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, or associated areas of life sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Understands and can apply GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). 
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Experience with ERP systems a plus, SAP preferred.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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