Job Summary

Prolacta Bioscience is seeking a Laboratory Specialist II, fully competent to work in one or more disciplines. This role provides support in daily lab testing of incoming raw milk samples, in-process, finished product, and stability samples.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates moderate knowledge of business processes to accomplish laboratory testing and recording results as trained
  • Demonstrates broad understanding of routine laboratory procedures
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of project/process flow within discipline
  • Follows established procedures and guidelines to perform routine laboratory procedures to test the quality of incoming raw milk samples, stability samples, and finished goods
  • Works on moderately complex projects with team members

·       Applies knowledge of policies, practices, and underlying concepts to assignments

  • Effectively completes assigned projects
  • Completes laboratory testing on all samples in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner
  • Performs general microbiological, chemical, and biochemical testing
  • Performs ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) testing
  • Evaluates the physical characteristics of samples for acceptability

·       Operates, maintains, and may troubleshoot advanced analysis equipment

·       Performs environmental monitoring (gowning required)

·       Maintains a safe and clean laboratory

·       Disposes of hazardous/biohazardous wastes according to Prolacta established procedures

·       Write and/or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • May periodically provide leadership, guidance, and training to junior colleagues

 

 

 

Job Requirements and Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline

·       Minimum of 2-4 years hands-on experience in manufacturing, operations, or pilot lab/scale-up operations; experience in pharmaceutical scale-up activities, pharmaceutical validations, or extensive laboratory experience in protein chemistry highly desired

 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Business Acumen – Demonstrates thorough knowledge of Prolacta products, operations, strategy, industry trends, and Prolacta SOPs

·       Collaboration

         Represents the department on specific projects

         Develops cross-functional partnerships and initiates new and productive internal/external alliances

·       Communication Interacts with team members, contacts among functional areas, and other departments within the company

·       Computer SkillsProficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

·       Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

·       Customer Focus

         Ensures products meet client requirements

         Assesses customer needs and develops options to meet those needs

         Assists in presenting options and recommendations to team members

·       Efficient – Performs highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, while working under strict deadlines

·       Good Judgment – Work may be reviewed upon completion

·       Guidance

         Seeks ways to share knowledge and skills with others

         Provides constructive feedback to help others develop

         Builds consensus, encourages two-way feedback, and acknowledges contributions of others

·       Problem Solving References and researches established practices, standards and/or policies to provide solutions to a variety of difficult problems

·       Teamwork – Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·       Written/Oral Skills – Regularly required to demonstrate written and oral skills

 

Work Environment (Location, Travel, Shift, On-Call, etc.)

·       4/10 work schedule

·       This position is required to support testing at both the City of Industry and Duarte locations

·       Up to 5% car travel between locations may be required

 

 

 

 

Physical Requirements

a.       Activities. How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?

 

Amount of Time

Activity

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 or more

Stand

 

 

 

X

Walk

 

 

 

X

Sit

 

 

X

 

Talk or hear

 

 

 

X

Use hands to finger, handle or feel

 

 

 

X

Climb or balance

 

X

 

 

Stoop, Kneel, crouch or crawl

 

X

 

 

Reach with hands and arms

 

 

X

 

Taste or smell

 

X

 

 

 

 

b.       Lifting. Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often?

 

Amount of Time

Activity

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 or more

Up to 10 pounds

 

 

X

 

Up to 25 pounds

 

X

 

 

Up to 50 pounds

 

X

 

 

Up to 100 pounds

X

 

 

 

More than 100 pounds

X

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Reports

·       None