• Laboratory Manufacturing Assistant

    Posting Date 2 months ago(3/21/2018 2:40 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Pittsburgh PA United States
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Myosite Inc.
  • Overview

    Cook MyoSite Incorporated, a division of Cook Incorporated, is a growing, forward-thinking biotechnology organization seeking a full time Laboratory Manufacturing Assistant. The Laboratory Manufacturing Assistant will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and assisting with performance of all aspects of manufacturing products which meet company standards, operating procedures, and Quality System standards and requirements.


    • Executes own daily workload schedule and relevant resources requirements
    • Performs routine daily culture monitoring of products; both manually, and using an automated system
    • Performance of established cell count and viability assays using a flow cytometer
    • Thoroughly executes and maintains production processing area changeover procedures, including; product lot initiation and set-up, routine sanitizations of processing areas, product lot clearance and completion
    • Performs the quarantine and storage of manufactured products
    • Submission of product generated samples for testing
    • Troubleshoots problems, bringing unusual problems (i.e. potential deviations) to the attention of the supervisor
    • Thoroughly executes routine sanitizations of the manufacturing suite according to set procedures, with occasional use of a half faced respirator
    • Thoroughly executes routine sanitization and maintenance of the manufacturing equipment in accordance with set procedures
    • Assists in maintaining the availability of adequate resources (equip, inventory/materials, documentation, etc.) for the completion of daily production tasks
    • Assists in the collection and proper disposal of biohazard waste
    • Assists in the implementation of procedures to optimize the manufacturing processes
    • Ability to obtain and maintain required qualifications, including but not limited to; gowning qualification
    • Completes and reviews Production Batch Records, and Production associated documentation in a timely fashion



    • Bachelor's degree in any Life Science or engineering field or at least 3 years experience working in a laboratory environment
    • Must be able to work aseptically

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to sit at desk, in meetings and/or work on a computer
    • Physically capable of standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, reaching, twisting and bending
    • Majority of some days spent on feet in laboratory setting
    • Climbing a mobile ladder and/or other types of ladders on occasion with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Must perform PPE gowning procedures on a daily basis to enter BioSafety Level II including laboratory scrubs (shirt and pants) and appropriate shoes as required in most areas associated with this position
    • Must be able to lift/push/pull 30 pounds
    • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals and/or harsh disinfectants while in BioSafety Level II
    • Must be able to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended work hours and/or extra work hours sometimes on short notice as required
    • Ability to work under specific time constraints
    • Laboratory and office setting



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