QC Analyst I Flow Cytometry

Req ID #:  215490

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


QC Analyst I performs flow cytometry for our Quality Control Analytical Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing routine quality control product and raw material release testing utilizing multi-color flow cytometry as well as various biochemistry, molecular biology, and general laboratory techniques according to GMP. Additionally, the analyst will assist QC Scientists with technology transfer of new client assays by Co-authoring SOPs or other required documentation. 


The position requires the utmost attention to detail, very strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and a basic understanding of laboratory instrumentation. In addition, effective communication skills and the ability to function in a fast-paced, highly technical environment with minimal supervision are essential for success.


•    Perform routine in-process and final release assessments of products using multicolor flow cytometry
•    Reviews test results of other QC analysts for accuracy and precision and maintains efficient workflow of all required testing documentation ensuring timely submission relative to product release dates
•    Enters assay results into the appropriate trending databases for periodic analysis
•    Assists the QC Team with maintaining proper overall operation of department (physical inventories, logs, documentation, filing, etc.)
•    Maintains familiarity with QC-relevant cGMP guidance’s (CFR, USP, EP, ICH, etc.)
•    Co-drafts new SOPs or other documentation, as required, in support of new procedures adopted by the QC Department, either internally or at client request
•    Assists with the implementation of quality improvement initiatives for QC laboratory operations
•    Participates in laboratory, OOS, CAPA or other investigations, as required
•    Maintains laboratory supplies, media and reagents inventory
•    Adheres to standard operating procedures and good documentation practices to ensure data integrity and traceability
•    Responsible for assisting with routine laboratory upkeep and organization
•    Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelors or higher degree in the biological sciences or related field preferred
•    At least 4 years relevant laboratory experience, preferred
•    1-2 years of experience in cGMP/FDA regulated industry, preferred
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    Demonstrated knowledge in “core” laboratory techniques (e.g. ELISA, cell culture/counting, PCR, etc.) and aseptic techniques required
•    Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot as necessary
•    Previous experience running multi-color flow cytometry or familiarity with FACS Canto II flow cytometer or similar preferred but not required.


The pay range for this position is $42000 - $46000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.


About Cognate BioServices
Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, is the premier commercial-ready CDMO for cell and gene therapy needs. We are a dynamic, results-driven organization focused on providing the broadest range of expertise across the various cell types and technologies used in the commercialization of cell & gene therapies for regenerative medicine, cellular immunotherapy, and advanced cell therapy companies, organizations, and institutions.

We offer a unique combination of standard and custom services to companies across all points of clinical and commercial development. Our development and manufacturing services are focused on clients seeking rapid development of products from clinical studies into commercial manufacturing, with a unique capacity to handle all aspects of scale-up and commercial readiness.

Cognate leverages the combined know-how and expertise of its business, scientific, and technical teams to successfully develop and manufacture autologous and allogenic products across multiple cell-based technology platforms from start to finish, for you and your patients.

For more information, visit www.cognatebioservices.com 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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