Quality Scientist I

Charles City

Full time


Position Summary:

This Quality Scientist I position is responsible for testing of blended vaccines and antigen stocks for potency, extraneous agents, inactivation and identity using egg based and tissue culture based methodology. Maintain testing schedules and prioritization of testing to ensure timely completion of assays to meet the established release dates.  Following GMP documentation guidelines. Completion of test records and system data entry. Basic problem solving skills and demonstrate trouble shooting ability and writing Laboratory Investigations when necessary utilizing  Method 1 and the DMAIC process. Contribute to the teams productivity goals.  Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, instrumentation and facility. The colleague should have the ability to follow detailed instructions.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Testing of samples from manufacturing to ensure Quality and compliance  according to all applicable assays utilizing good aseptic practices.
  • Maintaining testing schedules and reagent supply
  • Completion of documentation following cGMP guidelines
  • Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, instrumentation and facility
  • Following all Zoetis Quality Standards, Policies and Procedures
  • Providing minimum input for laboratory investigations (LIR), minimal project support
  • Understanding of the QC software packages used during routine work.
  • Pipette work and analytical techniques.
  • Preparation of media and reagents
  • Equipment Monitoring
  • Provide basic input for laboratory investigations (LIR).
  • Provide basic project support.
  • Properly utilize computer software used during routine work
  • Understand and execute excellent aseptic technique
  • Perform egg drilling, candling, and other egg manipulations
  • Perform culture of primary and continuous cell lines
  • Participate in Media Fill inspections
  • Participate in all required training activities.
  • Work in a safe manner and follow safety policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate basic problem-solving skills and troubleshooting ability.
  • Perform basic laboratory math accurately (dilutions, titrations, cell counts, etc)
  • Record procedures and results using proper cGMP documentation.
  • Effectively work in a team environment and communicate with multiple departments


Education and Experience:

2 to 4 Year Degree (science background preferred) and/or 0-3 years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge of cGMP/GLP requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to work well independently and as a part of a team, and to work effectively with people at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions with coaching.


  • Experience with cell culture and/or egg-based propagation of viruses.
  • Experience using aseptic technique.
  • Work experience in a cGMP/GLP environment.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, kneel, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
  • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 25 lbs.
  • Regular reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting.
  • Repetitive motion and substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to grasp and manipulate objects like pipettors, flasks, and bottles.