QC Entomology Analyst

JOB SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES

 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Bioassay testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished goods.
  • Troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation and administer simple repairs as needed.
  • Completion of test records and data entry.
  • Cleaning, calibration and maintenance of lab equipment and instrumentation.
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) bioassay testing in accordance to regulations.
  • Perform calculation and evaluation of insect bioassay results based on probit analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel and a specified statistical analysis program.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

  • Preparation of standards and stock solutions.
  • Maintenance of test methods and test procedures for the bioassay laboratories.
  • Ensures bioassay laboratories maintain compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regarding labeling, documentation and other requirements.
  • Data Entry within Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Conduct and / or assist with laboratory investigations and deviations.
  • Rearing and maintenance of the insect colonies to a high quality standard as needed.
  • Preparation of insect diets as needed.
  • Must have flexibility to work some off-shift and weekend hours.
  • Performs other tasks as specified by the manager/director.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION

HS diploma or equivalent required. BA in Biology, Entomology, Microbiology, Chemistry or closely related field desired.

Experience with Good Aseptic Technique.

Experience with Good Lab Practices (GLP).

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) experience or knowledge is beneficial.

Experience with insect rearing and maintenance of insect colonies desired but not required.

Experience with bioassay methods desired but not required.

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and other spreadsheet/database software.

Good inter-departmental communication (written / verbal) required.

Ability to comprehend and understand written scientific procedures.

Ability to write scientific procedures.

 

We would welcome the opportunity to review your qualifications.

Valent BioSciences LLC is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

To apply for this position, email your cover letter and resume to osagejobs@valentbiosciences.com. Please indicate the position/location you are applying for in the subject line.

POSITION LOCATION: Osage, IA

JOB SUMMARY AND KEY OBJECTIVES

 This position is responsible for testing of in-process and final product for Valent BioSciences, LLC.  The individual will be responsible for scheduling the insects for testing purposes as well as maintaining and ensuring the availability of materials needed for testing. The individual must adhere to testing schedules to accomplish a high volume of critical work without compromising the integrity of the results while meeting the scheduling needs of manufacturing.  Good documentation practices and well as the ability to follow and comprehend a written procedure is a requirement.

HOURS OF WORK

Hours of work

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Bioassay testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished goods.
  • Troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation and administer simple repairs as needed.
  • Completion of test records and data entry.
  • Cleaning, calibration and maintenance of lab equipment and instrumentation.
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) bioassay testing in accordance to regulations.
  • Perform calculation and evaluation of insect bioassay results based on probit analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel and a specified statistical analysis program.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Additional

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Qualifications and education

We welcome the opportunity to review your qualifications.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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Email your completed application and resume to the location of the position. Please indicate the position title and location in the subject line.

Libertyville, IL careers@valentbiosciences.com
Long Grove, IL careers@valentbiosciences.com
Osage, IA osagejobs@valentbiosciences.com

Valent BioSciences is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.