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QC Technician/QC Sample Coordinator- Lab Management Services-LMS -Operations at AstraZeneca in Frederick, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

Our Frederick facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. We make a direct contribution to treating people with cancer, respiratory and autoimmune conditions across the globe. From catered site festivities to competitive events, community outreach activities, environmental and wellness showcases and team-building events, we take time to recognize our achievements. The Frederick Manufacturing Center is dedicated to building a culture of inclusion and collaboration. We host yearly Inclusion and Diversity conferences and have an employee resource group devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion and enhancing employees' professional development through interactive and engaging events and initiatives. We are also an award-winning employer and has been recognized as a 'Top 50' Business in Frederick, and Frederick County's 'Best Place to Work' distinction in 2015 and 2019.

The QC Technician/Sample Coordinator- Lab Management Services plays a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.

This is a Day Shift role from 8:30am-5pm.

What you'll do:

You will be responsible for performing laboratory support functions, including Technician functions, which may include:
  • Responsible for parts and glassware washing and autoclaving, including accurate documentation of these activities. Schedules and maintains laboratory equipment according to standard operating procedures. Ensure accurate handling and chain of custody for all samples in Quality Control, from entry though final disposal
  • Sample reconciliation on daily basis. Aliquot samples and distribute for testing to the labs. Defrosts and maintains laboratory equipment according to standard operating procedures.
  • Entering data evaluated for compliance to specifications and reports abnormalities. Reads, understands, and follows SOP's and aligns with cGMP's.
  • Writing new standard operating procedures or revising existing documentation. Applies critical thought to solving problems. Applies knowledge of good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices daily.
  • Following all safety regulations as required by AZ Policies and Procedures. Sample login in to Laboratory information systems such as GQCLIMS and MODA
  • Receive incoming shipments, log samples and distributes samples to the QC labs. Sample transport between buildings. Schedule and prepare outgoing shipments for Warehouse as well as sample disposal.
  • Maintains training >95% completed on time, with 100% completed prior performing any related tasks. Owns minor deviation records. Owns simple VSCR and CAPA records. Performs review of logbooks within the department. Perform stability pulls and staging. Assists in execution of protocols and stability studies and handling inventory of the reference standards

Essential for the role:
  • Bachelors, AA or High School degree in relevant area (e.g. life science or laboratory technology)
  • 0-5 years of experience in the QC field QC in Scientific / Biotech / Pharmaceutical field

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested?Come and join our journey.

Next Steps - Apply today!

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