We are seeking a Quality Control (QC) Scientist to support the Pilot Bio-Production Facility (PBF) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. PBF is a one-of-a-kind cGMP-compliant pharmaceutical manufacturing facility engaging in next-generation development for cutting-edge companies and government agencies. The professionals at PBF are engaging in trailblazing endeavors every day. Most exciting, the end products vary, so every year brings multiple opportunities for professional enrichment in original projects.
CAMRIS International, LLC, is a dynamic medical research and development firm that achieves innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices. Our core practice areas include vaccine research, development, and production; microbiology and infectious disease research; biodefense; clinical research; global health security; and HIV/AIDS programs.
Our employees enjoy a diverse, collegial environment where individual contributions matter at all levels. At CAMRIS, you will notably improve the lives of people at home and abroad.
Execute analytical and microbiological testing on in-process materials and finished vaccine products, including (but not limited to):
Growth media growth promotion.
Microbial seed viability.
Perform routine tasks:
Environmental monitoring of production cleanrooms.
Sampling and testing of in-house purified water, WFI, and clean steam.
Sampling and testing of in-house compressed gas system.
Conduct or participate in special or technically demanding projects.
Provide technical guidance and training for staff as required.
Support PBF’s Operational Excellence Strategy by building out/improving processes, systems, and tools.
Author or participate in the revising of new SOPs or forms as required.
Roll out weekly QC meeting (side structure).
Responsible for data review and trend analysis as requested.
Support coordination of QC schedules as necessary.
Provide all job-related progress reports or technical reports as requested, in a timely manner.
Order supplies and perform basic laboratory equipment care and maintain the adequacy of inventory.
Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.
Attend safety training relative to the position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.
A master’s degree in a science field (preferably chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, or engineering) and 10 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of credentials and experience.
Skills in using various types of analytical techniques and laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of ICH and USP guidelines.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office software such as Word and Excel. Experience with technical writing and LIMS a plus.
Understanding of operational excellence/lean principles and applications.
Knowledge of aseptic technique, cGMP, cGLP, or FDA regulations a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of complex scientific/office procedures and techniques relating to the position.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain and teach methodologies.
Must be able to work independently following specific technical training.
Must be currently eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship and have lived in the United States for three of the past five years if a non-US citizen.
CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.CAMRIS.com. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.
Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, is required for this position.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.
CAMRIS is a military medicine, public health, and research and development firm with experience working in more than 100 countries. We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the health and wellness of our service members and individuals and communities around the world. CAMRIS applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our federal government customers.
At CAMRIS, “finding a better way” is our constant mantra. We know that the people we work with face ever-increasing demands and often feel relentless pressure to do more with less. We’re deliberately structured to help our customers find smarter, faster, more flexible ways to adapt. Our lean, nimble structure means we can cost-effectively customize solutions based on what our customers really need instead of relying on what’s already on the shelf. And we can be more agile and responsive to changing requirements because our business approach and philosophy are never mired in one way of doing things.