Sample Handling Technician (Technical Associate / Technical Assistant)
St. Louis , Missouri
November 09, 2016

About the company
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All over the world, the company colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. the company, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
The QC Sample Handling Technician will be part of a multi-discipline support staff with primary responsibility for receiving, aliquoting, distributing, handling and documentation of GMP samples in support of multi-product and multi-site testing laboratories. Duties and responsibilities will include aliquoting, sampling, receiving and distributing QC samples and reference standards, all while providing appropriate GMP documentation. The colleague must work within established corporate and organizational guidelines and must appropriately record and document all relevant information. The colleague must be able be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to interact effectively with peers and senior scientists as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Duties and responsibilities will include aliquoting, sampling, receiving and distributing QC samples and reference standards, all while providing appropriate GMP documentation

Required: Associates Degree; Bachelor's Degree Desirable

Requires 2 to 4 years' experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment (bioprocess or chemical process industry preferred). Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix development team. Knowledge of GMP concepts and documentation practices. Ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to utilize electronic inventory management systems following established procedures are required.

• Highly effective in a team-based, fast-paced environment
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Operational knowledge of computerized systems (ideally LabWare LIMS)
• Experience with database management
• Capable of generating documents utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel.


Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.

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