at VIVA USA Inc. in Newark, Delaware, United States
The chemical technician will be responsible for production work orders in the Complex Reagent production area with focus in the Conjugation and purifications of Proteins and small molecules.
These reagents impact all current Diagnostics Platforms: Dimension, Vista, LOCI, ADVIA, Syva, Centaur, EXL and SCS. Functions and responsibilities may include:
Manufacture of reagents used in immunodiagnostic assays.
Wet chemistry methods.
Conjugation reactions involving Proteins and organic coupling
Bulk reagent formulation
Purification of Proteins by HPLC and Column chromatography ( Size exclusion and Affinity)
Document all such activities accurately in standard production worksheets as part of the device history record.
Operate equipment (analytical and production) to complete all manufacturing procedures as prescribed.
Maintain the area, complying with all regulatory agency requirements.
Maintain high efficiency in operations understand the basics of antibody-antigen interactions
Interface with R&D and other functional organizations within Manufacturing.
Draft new documents as needed in support of process improvement and new product development activities.
Support continual improvements in multiple areas: procedure upgrades, process development, technical development.
The ideal candidate will have an B.S degree in a relevant science (e.g. organic, analytical, biochemistry) and/or has experience in protein chemistry, HPLC, Column Chromatography.
Required skills and experiences will include:
Background with chemical reactions at various scales
Background in production processes relative to chemical and physical chemistry
Basic laboratory techniques used in a chemistry lab (pH, spectrophotometry, pipetting, handling of chemicals, etc.)
Other relevant skills and experiences may include:
Knowledge of GMP regulations
Shift 1 : 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM