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QC Lab Tech

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-143032 Date posted 19/09/2022

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Quality Control? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Quality organization in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the global leading pharmaceutical companies.

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. The modern, vibrant scientific campus employs more than 3000 experts in our field, and it is only a short drive from Washington, DC. It is filled with cutting edge technology. Our labs spaces were built to facilitate collaboration, interaction and cross functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We offer everything from bean bag rooms for creative brain storming, game rooms and Zen garden to treadmill stations and regular campus happy hours. The Gaithersburg site offer a variety of amenities to help boost efficiency and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center.

As a QC Microbiologist in the Quality Control group at Gaithersburg, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patient's lives.

What you will do:

As a Lab Tech you will Conduct quality control testing on products to ensure compliance with specification.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide support services for analysts in the QC lab, including cleaning and maintaining the general lab facilities and glassware, ordering lab chemicals and supplies, and inventory management
  • Performs aseptic sampling of viable and non-viable environmental monitoring and water
  • Accurately complete all data entry requirements using ALCOA+ principles
  • Prepare solutions and standards accurately and with appropriate documentation
  • Operates the autoclave to ensure a reliable supply of sterile supplies
  • Assists in QC archiving, logbook management, and records retention
  • Performs basic metrology  and housekeeping duties
  • Maintains adequate inventories for tasks (eg… reagents, glassware, media, etc)
  • Receives incoming samples for testing
  • Participates in QC project teams
  • May perform basic laboratory tests for which they are trained
  • May fulfil other responsibilities as indicated by management and consistent with skill level and training

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time as this is an "on the floor" and requires gowning and lifts as much 50Lbs at times

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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