• Chemist I

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

    Bio-Rad is looking for a Chemist I.


    • Perform production duties including but not limited to fermentation, protein purification, reagents formulation, dispensing, packaging, and in line quality control test to support Special Manufacturing products.
    • Complete work order and material transaction accurately in a timely manner.
    • Possess scientific understanding of Life Science products and their applications.
    • Produce and be able to conduct quality analysis.
    • Supports existing products for resolution of technical issues and inquiries.
    • Participate in scale-up, process optimization, technology transfer, process validation, troubleshooting processes.
    • Perform and improve manufacturing processes using principles of Lean Manufacturing.
    • Participate in planning and execution of manufacturing/QC schedule to meet production demand.
    • Coordinate team resources to ensure the most efficient use of time and material.
    • Communicate effectively with team members, management, facilities, planning and purchasing team.
    • Explore and identify creative solutions to improve current production and QC processes.
    • Write department SOPs, work instruction, deviation protocols, or out of tolerance report as necessary.
    • Assist manufacturing in production activities as needed.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a life science or related field.
    • 1-2 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.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic laboratory techniques and equipment.
    • Working knowledge of and application of good manufacturing theories and practices.
    • Experience in manufacturing processes such as fermentation and protein purification preferred.
    • Excellent time and project management skills and ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience with ERP system – SAP or similar a plus.
    • Proficient in MS Office.


    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 7,800 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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