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Careers at Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company, is a rapidly growing company that strives to be a leading manufacturer of viral vectors. We are proud to support researchers at any stage of development: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

We are passionate about our mission to help support scientists advance their biomedical research and ultimately to make gene therapy affordable and available to those in need. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for talented people to join our team who share our passion. We value our employees as important contributors to our mission, so we provide opportunities for career growth and encourage employees to develop new skills so they can grow with our company.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company, is an EEO/AA employer. Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at jobs@vigenebio.com and let us know your request and contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be acknowledged from this email address. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

Benefits

  • Healthcare benefits (Medical and Dental/Vision Insurance)
  • 100% Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Plan with Safe Harbor Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dependent Care and Commuter/Transit FSA
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Fun, collaborative environment

Quality Control Associate I - Materials Release

Job Title
Quality Control Associate I - Materials Release
Location
Rockville,  MD 20850
Other Location
Description

DEPARTMENT: Quality Control (QC) & Analytical Services

REPORTS TO: Materials Release Supervisor

​​​​​​LOCATION: Rockville, MD


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Vigene Biosciences has been a leader at the forefront of cell and gene therapy, Adeno-Associated virus or AAV vector production, adenovirus vector production, lentivirus vector production, retrovirus vector production, plasmid production, viral vector QC and analytical services, plasmid QC and analytical services, providing services and products to support this rapidly growing and increasingly important field

The QC Associate I - Materials Release works in the Materials Release department to ensure that inventory used for manufacturing is sufficient to support multiple manufacturing processes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Release materials for production following SOP’s and GMP
  • Ensure sufficient quantity of materials are provided for production activities in a timely manner
  • Perform inventory assessments at multiple sites
  • Assist with data collection and analysis 
  • Review process improvements that support the project 
  • Read and review SOP’s as they apply to QC group
  • Read and review test forms and associated documents
  • Read and review release forms and associated documents
  • Move materials within the building
  • Communication with vendors/other departments
  • Other responsibilities as needed
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required with 0-2 years of experience, or high school diploma with 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • 1 year of general lab experience in material testing preferred
  • Experience in materials management, inventory control systems, and customer service desired
  • Team-player
  • Good organizational skills
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Office software
  • General lab skills or science background desired
KEY COMPENTENCIES
  • Demonstrates integrity and respect
  • Delivers results
  • Demonstrates business acumen
  • Champions change
  • Engages and inspires
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Must physically be able to lift up to 40lbs, and work in a laboratory warehouse and office settings
  • Standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, walking, bending, reaching, stooping
  • Must be able, when required to work weekends, nights, or be on-call to support the manufacturing campaigns
  • Must be able to work in laboratory settings and adhere to all safety precautions
  • Must be able to travel between Rockville sites

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

COVID-19 considerations:
We have established multiple policies to protect our employees' health & safety while allowing essential operations to continue following social-distancing & PPE guidelines.

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