Chemist II

Participates in the preparation of diagnostic assay products according to established procedures. Major duties include mammalian cell culture, cell suspension and slide preparation activities, and operation of the slide manufacturing equipment.


  • Participates in the technical activities associated with the manufacture of slide products in accordance with written instructions and schedules.
  • Maintains, grows, harvests and/or purifies HEp-2, rat intestinal, Crithidia, Neutrophil and other cell types according to established procedures.
  • Inspects slide products for acceptability according to written Manufacturing Documents.
  • Participates in the evaluation of raw materials, in-process cell suspensions and fixed slides associated with slide products.
  • Maintains detailed Device History Records, laboratory notebooks and/or any associated documentation for all manufacturing, evaluation and development activities in accordance with Quality Systems Regulations (QSRs).
  • Participates in the generation and implementation of Product Change Requests (PCRs) for manufacturing documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as directed by supervisor.
  • Prepares, calibrates, operates and cleans equipment used in the growth of cells and the manufacture of cell culture slide products according to SOPs.
  • Participates in the investigation, analysis and corrective actions for product performance or manufacturing problems in conjunction with supervisor and the assistance of others.
  • Informs supervisor of laboratory equipment needs and other supplies required to avoid interruptions in production schedules. Informs supervisor of broken or deteriorating equipment.
  • Participates in tasks required to improve product performance/quality and/or process efficiency for slide products as requested by supervisor.
  • Participates in training employees on current and new methods, techniques, instruments and policies pertaining to the manufacturing and development of slide products as assigned by supervisor or group leader.
  • Maintains work area and laboratory in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Follows established safety and environmental procedures. Reports all safety hazards immediately.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's degree B.A. or B.S. in the biological or related sciences with 1-2 years of laboratory experience. In some instances, exceptions to the years of experience can be made based on management discretion. Intermediate working knowledge and/or laboratory skills in the area of mammalian cell culture, solution preparation, computer operation procedures and laboratory equipment operations. Knowledge of QSR and PCR systems as they apply to diagnostics manufacturing is desirable.
  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Contract
  • Job ID: RH608972118