The PCR Analyst will be primarily doing routine testing on an on call basis to support the manufacturing group.
There are two types of tests:
- The first test is a In Process Test (IPT) or staff test where samples come in and the team only gets an hour notice. The team has 7 hours to turnaround this test and it takes 4 hours to run the analysis. These samples come in at least once a week and can come in up to 12 times a week.
- There is also an end process test that is more routine testing. This person will have the opportunity to be cross trained in micro too.
This person will be performing PCR and RNA extraction, data analyses, and running PCR.
There are 3 stages to running the process: Raw material, in-process, and finished product (finished product is Active Pharmaceutical ingredients - APIs, which include Pancreatin and Heparin). Perform process validation (can be trained on this) and instrument calibration. Responsible for running less than a dozen samples in a week, but may be more on weeks where they are very busy.Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, other life science degree
- 0-5+ years of experience working in a PCR/Micro lab
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