Quality Control Analytical Scientist

San Luis Obispo, California
Oct 10, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Microbiological, Organic
Job Type
Full time

Promega Biosciences is seeking a candidate that has a strong interest in analytical chemistry to serve as the Quality Control Department’s primary technical expert in method validation and experimental design. This position is responsible for development, optimization and validation of analytical methods used for characterization of small organic molecules, particles, polymers and other chemical materials. The ideal candidate would have experience in validation of existing analytical methods as well as developing new analytical methods for novel compounds, creating analytical plans, and working within project timeline and budget requirements.

At Promega, the Quality Control Department is part of the Quality team, whose focus is ensuring product quality and customer requirements are met. We are looking for a Quality Control Analytical Scientist who can work within the structure and rigor of analytical method validation requirements, while also demonstrating creativity in conceptualizing experiments to trouble-shoot problems in the method, instrumentation, materials and data analysis. This position works collaboratively with scientists from Manufacturing, Methodology and Analytical Science to design, implement and document analytical method development and optimization.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree in Chemistry or related lab science. MS with 2-4 years, or BS with 4-7 years direct experience in a Quality Control lab using advanced equipment and techniques.
  • A thorough understanding of theory, methods and instrumentation related to analytical chemistry.
  • Experience with use of statistical tools to analyze data such as mean, standard deviation, confidence intervals, and linear regression.
  • Ability to independently perform all aspects of method development and product testing.
  • Proven ability in experimental design.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate scientific results and to interact productively with scientists on project teams and within the QC Department.

Promega Biosciences, located in San Luis Obispo, blends innovative research in chemistry with excellence in manufacturing to meet the rapidly changing needs of the scientific community. We synthesize and manufacture essential reagents to help Promega succeed as a life science leader.

Our areas of expertise include synthesis, process design and scale-up, and commercial manufacturing (grams to kilograms) of modified luciferins and coelenterazines. These pro-bioluminescent products aid in life science research. We bring pride, passion, and purpose to our work and the products we provide.

Promega Biosciences offers its employees a work environment that encourages creativity, work-life balance, and personal and professional growth. We support community involvement and are committed to being good stewards and reducing our impact on the environment. Promega fosters a positive, fun, and warm family culture. To learn more about our values, please visit our Corporate Responsibility website.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including comprehensive medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k matching, company-paid life insurance, time-off benefits, and more.

Our San Luis Obispo facility is at the heart of California’s beautiful central coast. San Luis Obispo is a destination for wine aficionados, nature lovers, and pleasure-seekers alike. You might enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean from one of our scenic Nine Sisters, a chain of volcanic peaks that run along the coast. Or, spend a day gallivanting around the many wineries, local boutiques, and renowned restaurants in the area. Proclaimed as the “happiest town in the USA”, our community provides a rich and rewarding place to live and play. To learn more about San Luis Obispo, check out the VisitSLO website.

Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.