• Quality Control Associate

    Posting Date 1 month ago(11/5/2018 12:25 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Pittsburgh PA United States
    Shift Type
    Some Weekends required
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Myosite Inc.
  • Overview

    The Quality Control Associate at Cook Myosite Inc. will aid in the development and maintenance of methods for sampling, testing, evaluating and approving testing results for products and materials, as well as environmental monitoring.



    • Perform quality control sampling and testing of materials and products for identity, strength, quality and purity utilizing assays for, but not limited to, sterility, DNA and RNA isolations, mycoplasma, endotoxin, myogenic differention, bioburden, desmin and gene expression

    • Perform lot testing, environmental monitoring, growth promotion

    • Write quality plans and reports to QC-related activities

    • Perform QC projects for validation and evaluation of methods

    • Recommend and establish different methods for performing QC tasks

    • Assist in the investigation of nonconformance activities

    • General maintenance of laboratories

    • Aid in activities related to monthly inventories and removal of expired products

    • Cell culturing for lot testing and research

    • Handle and work with microorganisms

    • Maintain facility isolates

    • Support in maintaining cleanroom environment below alert limits by participating in and following established cleaning practices




    • Bachelor's degree in any Life Science or Engineering field or related experience; Microbiology and/or Molecular Biology experience preferred

    • Must be able to work aseptically

    • Previous experience with analytical test results and monitoring production environments


    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 with or without reasonable accommodation

    • Climbing a mobile ladder and/or other types of ladders on occasion with or without reasonable accommodation

    • Must perform PPE gowning procedures to enter BioSafety Level II including safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory scrubs (pants and shirt) and appropriate shoes required on occasion

    • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals and/or harsh disinfectants while in BioSafety Level II

    • Must be able to work both Saturday and Sunday

    • 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





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