Quality Control Analyst I at Meso Scale Diagnostics LLC in Rockville, Maryland

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:



Perform manufacturing reagent quality control, incoming and in-process quality control, and coated kit and custom plate quality control analysis, seeking guidance and general oversight from supervisors as needed. Perform and report on data analysis and outcomes from Quality Control (QC) testing.


* Assess data against specifications for uniformity and component testing
* Maintain record-keeping, including daily updating of quality control summary databases
* Quality control of manufactured reagents (detection antibodies, read buffers, Free Tag, etc), incoming quality control (plate tops, plate bottoms and adhesives), "finished" or assembled uncoated plate quality control, and kits
* Operation of QC equipment such as the Cy-Bi and epMotion automated pipettors
* Maintenance and review of QC logbooks, including reagent preparations (buffers, diluents, etc.)
* Perform analytical characterization of qualified raw material for released products (DLS, cIEF, experion)
* Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements


* Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Chemistry or related field is required
o Additional experience may be substituted with an Associate's degree
* Minimum 2 years of experience in a biotech field as a Research Assistant, Quality Control Technician, or equivalent, is preferred
* Possess a thorough understanding of principles of microplate analysis
* A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration


* Demonstration of excellent laboratory technique in all areas relevant to performing microplate assays
* Aptitude for understanding of principles of assay development
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with personnel at all levels
o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data
* Proficient with MS Office
* A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task in an environment with changing priorities


* Functional duties of the positions duties may require that a person in this role be able to work at heights up to six (6) feet on occasion
* Up to 100 % of the day may be spent sitting or standing at a desk/lab bench working with a computer or other items that will require fine motor manipulation
* This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the laboratory and campus


* Standard wet lab environment
* Standard office environment


EducationBachelors of Biochemistry (required)