R & D Sr. Technician - Ogden, Utah United States - 45612



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 45612
Title: R & D Sr. Technician
Job Location: Ogden, Utah - United States
Remote Job: No
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: NO

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


We deliver superior care that improves the quality of life of every patient, every day, setting the standard by which others in the healthcare industry are judged.

Our Vision
To be the leader and partner of choice in managing care in a value based system, we must continuously create clinical value for our patients and payors that translates to economic value for all of us.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Research and Development (R&D) Senior Technician will assist in the development of innovative products for patients with End-Stage-Renal-Disease (ESRD). Development activities may consist of tests that determine chemical, biological and physical characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development. The Senior Tech will perform complex tasks and work in close coordination with lead technician/engineers/scientists for the purpose of improving existing products and developing new products and processes.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• May assist lead technicians/engineers/scientists in data analysis, statistics, and trend analysis.
• Write reports discussing results, which can include graphs and charts. May present updates of research/work at R&D and other laboratory meetings as required.
• Assist senior level staff in developing new techniques, test methods (TMs) and performing validations on TMs or test systems.
• Write standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other documents as deemed necessary.
• Assist lead technician/supervisor in scheduling testing and ensuring smooth operation of the laboratory.
• Works with issues of moderate scope where analysis of situation or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
• Work on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
• May provide assistance to junior level staff with general tasks that require a better understanding of functions.
• Assist in various projects as assigned by lead technician/supervisor.
• May analyze data qualitatively and statistically.
• Set-up, adjust, and operate various types of equipment and instruments.
• Perform experiments for development research projects under limited guidance and supervision of immediate supervisor/lead technician.
• Test samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
• Record test results on standardized forms and maintain good documentation practices.
• Maintain order and cleanliness of laboratories and warehousing space, including inventories of developmental materials.
• Exercise professional capability to properly apply company policies and procedures.
• Refer to senior level staff for assistance with complex problems that may arise.
• Escalate issues to supervisor/manager as necessary.
• Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
• Regular attendance and maintaining a good attendance record is an essential function of the job.
• Maintain laboratory notebook in accordance with standard procedures and cGMP.
• Maintain general housekeeping of working area and plant.
• Other duties as assigned.

Laboratory Focus
• Act as a subject matter expert where appropriate.
• MUST HAVE: experience in an instrument lab (volumetric pipetting, build calibration curve and related calculations).
• Perform and maintain validations on current or new equipment or test methods as required.
• Work on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
• Perform routine maintenance and calibration for laboratory equipment at required intervals.
• Test development products to verify conformity to specifications.
• Prepare chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
• Work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature with occasional deviation from accepted practice.
• Ensure material inventories (chemicals, reagents, equipment) are stocked and sufficient.

EDUCATION:
• Associates Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree desired or equivalent experience.
• Chemistry and/or Microbiology background required

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
• 2+ years related experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.
• LC and/or GC experience preferred.
• Must be capable to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
• Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Must be capable of interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Must have good organizational skills, and be able to perform work in a team environment with a minimum level of supervision.
• Must have an aptitude for math with basic algebraic skills such as, conversion of units, calculations of surface area, mass weights, and measurements skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

1 year contract with potential to extend based on performance. Looking for a Chemistry or Micro-Biology degree and 2 years experience working in a lab. Open to lab experience as an intern as well. Candidates need to understand how to run equipment, maintain chemicals, and clean glassware in lab setting. This position is 95% on-site, with only minimal work from home. Position is onsite and requires all workers (contractors included) to have the COVID-19 vaccination or be tested weekly. Teams interview

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
• Associates Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree desired or equivalent experience.
• Chemistry and/or Microbiology background required

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
• 2+ years related experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.
• LC and/or GC experience preferred.
• Must be capable to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
• Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Must be capable of interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Must have good organizational skills, and be able to perform work in a team environment with a minimum level of supervision.
• Must have an aptitude for math with basic algebraic skills such as, conversion of units, calculations of surface area, mass weights, and measurements skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

Education:
University - Associate's Degree/Graduate Diploma/2 Years

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