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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Affymetrix, Inc. Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA
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Affymetrix, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

General Summary: This position is responsible for the day-to-day production and quality control activities for Affymetrix QuantiGene ViewRNA products. This is a full time position working normal business hours. Additional responsibilities include the routine maintenance of equipment, in-process testing and final testing of finished goods. Follows good laboratory practices and standard operating procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* This position is responsible for the day to day manufacturing and quality control activities associated with the QuantiGene ViewRNA product lines. Job responsibilities include:

* In-process testing to assure products meet specification and the implementation of production procedures to optimize manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements.

* Requires using sensitive analytical equipment and submicoliter dispensing devices. Strong background in a fast paced manufacturing setting. Uses the computer to track material, work order status and to process and analyze large amounts of Quality control data.

* Responsible for and maintains all documentation associated with performing job including quality records, test methods and logs.

* Responsible for maintaining a continuous improvement environment by suggesting ways to reduce cost for labor and material.

* Participates in developing Bills of material, routings and manufacturing architecture for new products.

* May assist with researching and implementing new methods and technologies to enhance manufacturing operations and assist in maintaining inventory accuracy and integrity.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: (needed to perform the job)

* Must have histology experience including performing FISH-, CISH- and IHC assay staining with consistent results, operating and capturing images using fluorescent and bright field microscope, and quantifying signals of images and preparing standard report.

* Knowledge of life science product development process and quality control such as ISO 9000 and cGMP manufacturing is highly desirable.

* Able to work independently and in a dynamic team environment. Have good interpersonal, communication and written skills.


* This position requires a BS degree in biological science plus 4-6 years of industrial experience.

Affymetrix is an EEO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity