NJ Employer Lab Support Specialist in Titusville, New Jersey

Perform laboratory tests, experiments, and analyses. Closely follows standard procedures in laboratory testing, evaluating various routine assay, and in performing tasks related to stability studies, sterility testing, investigating product complaints, and evaluating new and existing product. Assists in operating manufacturing equipment and systems in a lab environment along with purification product-related operations. Follow blueprints, guidelines, and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications are met. Assist in the assembly or sub-assembly of life science products and devices. Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Job Responsibilities: * Duties usually consist of making measurements, performing several routine quantitative and qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to standard procedures. * Operates purification equipment for manufacturing purposes according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). * Assists with experiments to develop scaled-up purification processes. * Evaluates purification process methods and makes recommendation when necessary; Review LCMS data and returns samples with impurities greater than 5% for re-purification; Evaluates samples and determines if lyophilization is required. * Performs routine maintenance on purification equipment and systems (i.e., chromatographic, micro-filtration, and ultra-filtration). * Provides technical support for production operations. * Assists with the calibration, trouble shooting, and validation of lab and purification equipment. * Independently reads specifications and procedures. Requires knowledge of the processes involved in documenting experiments. * Maintains laboratory notebook, testing records, or worksheets according to established laboratory and manufacturing procedures. * Perform other duties as assigned. Experience & Skills: * Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups * Requires knowledge in using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests * Knowledge in the use of Bodhan and Lyophilizer equipment preferred * Strong communication skills * Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude * Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality * Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures * Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently * Valid Driver s License * Must be able to lift up to 25lbs minimum * Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel * Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines * Knowledge of VWR s products and services * Problem-solving skills Qualifications: * High school diploma or GED required; associates degree or BA/BS Degree in science preferred * 3 -5 years equivalent experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory equipment and/or college degree * Excellent knowledge of production and manufacturing environment. * Knowledgeable of biological/pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment. * Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills * Experience with LCMS and NMR equipment Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort: * The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level *