Employment Type: Full-Time
Avid Bioservices, Inc. of Tustin, CA is looking to hire a full-time Biotech Purification Manufacturing Associate / Technician. Are you ready to use your life sciences degree to help people with cancer and other diseases? Do you want to work for a biopharmaceutical company that puts a top value on its workforce? If so, please read on!
We offer both competitive base pay and annual merit reviews as well as an employee stock purchase program (ESPP) at the time of hire for each regular employee. This allows you to see your compensation increase as you and the company perform well. We also offer numerous exceptional benefits and perks, including medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, 15 days of paid time off (PTO) per year, 8 designated holiday, 4 floating holidays, a 401(k) plan, an employee assistance program (EAP), a pet savings program, appreciation breakfasts, quarterly company socials, free annual flu shots, and more! If this sounds like the right opportunity to put your life sciences degree to work for you and your family, apply today!
ABOUT AVID BIOSERVICES, INC.
Avid Bioservices Inc., located in Tustin CA, is a dedicated contract development and manufacturing organization ('CDMO') focused on development and CGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals products derived from mammalian cell culture. Avid provides a comprehensive range of process development, high quality CGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. With over 28 years of experience producing monoclonal antibodies, enzymes, and recombinant proteins in batch, fed-batch, and perfusion modes, Avid's services include CGMP clinical and commercial product manufacturing, purification, release and stability testing as well as regulatory strategy, submission and support. Avid also provides a variety of process development activities, including cell culture and feed optimization, analytical methods development, and product characterization.
We are committed to improving the quality of life for people suffering from life-threatening diseases through the development of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and viral diseases. We want to attract and retain employees who can help us achieve this mission and also share our values of integrity, teamwork, innovation, adaptability, integrity, and passion. That's why we offer a positive and exciting working environment along with competitive salaries and benefits.
COVID-19 HIRING UPDATE: We are continuing to interview and hire during this time. Avid Bioservices' is committed to caring for the safety and well-being of applicants and employees; all interviews will be completed over the phone or virtually.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A BIOTECH MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATE / TECHNICIAN:
As a Biotech Manufacturing Associate/Technician, you play an integral role in ensuring the on-time delivery of quality biopharmaceutical products. You get to participate in a variety of tasks including purification of biologics, keeping up-to-date GMP documentation, writing reports, ordering materials, and scheduling equipment services. You are conscientious about maintaining strict compliance with GMP manufacturing practices as you adhere to our standard operating procedures.
With great vigilance, you maintain a cleanroom facility at all times. Before each production run, you ensure that all equipment and materials are in place and ready to go. You operate and maintain equipment such as a bioprocess chromatography skids. You pack, unpack, clean, and operate production scale chromatography columns. Your excellent organizational skills come in handy as you ensure correct consumables are staged and used.
You filter biopharmaceutical products using sterile, ultrafiltration, and viral filtration techniques. Using affinity chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, hydrophobic interaction, and tangential flow filtration (TFF), you purify antibodies and enzymes. You also do pH and conductivity meter calibration and testing. Finally, using slow, deliberate movement and aseptic techniques, you fill drug substances. Whether preparing media and buffer solutions, or manually cleaning small parts and equipment, you take great care in every step.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A BIOTECH MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATE / TECHNICIAN:
* Bachelor's degree required in a life science field such as biology, biotechnology, or chemical engineering; Associate's degree for the Technician level
* At least two years of relevant life sciences industry experience; 0-1 years for the Technician level
* At least two years of experience working with large scale liquid chromatography columns or similar equipment; 0-1 years for the Technician level
* Experience working in a GMP production environment with aseptic techniques
* Must wear a gown for a class 10,000 cleanroom environment
* Must be able to work under aseptic conditions in a class 100 environment
Do you love the life sciences and the thought of using it to help people? Are you attentive to detail and accuracy? Do you take pride in your work? If so, you might just be perfect for this Biotech Manufacturing Associate/Technician position!
This role at our biopharmaceutical company is a full-time, non-exempt position. Shifts are typically 10 hours on Sunday - Wednesday or Wednesday - Saturday. Overtime is sometimes necessary. Due to manufacturing operations, this role requires flexible working hours.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Avid Bioservices does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.