QC Immunology Analyst

Last updated 29 days ago
Location:Parkville
Job Type:Full Time

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Our Culture

Come join a company that tackles fascinating problems and finds solutions to complex challenges. Seqirus has an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team in Parkville, a leader in egg-based influenza vaccine manufacturing, in-licensed vaccines and specialty pharmaceuticals. Seqirus is the sole supplier of a unique range of products made in the national interest for the Australian Government. We operate as one integrated global company, drawing together expert staff from different countries to collaborate. Together, we are working on the front line to protect communities from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. When you join Seqirus, you join a team dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. It's a feeling of possibility, creativity, and purpose that inspires us every day.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Quality Control (QC) Immunology Analyst to join the QC team in Parkville (Australia). This role is full time fixed term position until October 2021 and will be reporting to the QC Team Leader or Specialist. You will be responsible for supporting the team to enable the testing of products in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), regulatory and EHS requirements and guidelines and QC procedures and work instructions.

The Role

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the team to ensure that the assays performed in each department are prepared and executed in accordance with the code of GMP;

  • Following approved procedures perform a range of the following qualitative and/or quantitative procedures: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA), Immunodiffusion Potency assays of intermediates, bulk formulation and dispensed IVV products;

  • Work collaboratively with the team to provide a customer focused service to meet quality targets and exceed customer expectations;

  • Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of quality records and documents, including using LIMS for data entry of QC test results and also maintaining stock levels for all items as required;

  • Assisting with investigations of Out of Specification (OOS) test results, invalid assays or when unusual data is observed as required;

  • Ensuring that functional area is audit ready at all times;

  • Assist in maintaining the work environment compliant with GMP including assisting in housekeeping duties such as: (but not limited to) washing, disinfection and decontamination;

  • Actively seeking, recommend and implement improvements to enhance quality within each functional area.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in science, applied science or biotech and/or minimum of 2 years relevant laboratory experience;

  • Experience in general assay preparation; specifically Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for IVV products and Immunodiffusion Potency assays for IVV products;

  • Ability to accurately maintain testing records;

  • Ability to use computer systems for data entry and inquiry functions;

  • Experience in general assay preparation;

  • Strong scientific report writing skills.

In addition the successful candidate must be:

  • Affable, personable and diplomatic in communication;

  • Team orientated and responsible;

  • Committed to following through and finishing off tasks, and meeting deadlines

  • Ability to manage daily deadlines and cope with the demands or a busy lab;

  • Knowledge of any of: SAP, GLIMS, TrackWise and EDMS or similar systems is desirable.

Other Important things to note:

The successful candidate may be required to undertake vaccination against the influenza virus.

This role is based on a 73.5 hours per fortnight, although working hours can fluctuate according to schedule requirements. Therefore weekend work and some weekday overtime may be required.

How to apply

If you are looking to develop your skills and shape the health of Australians, please apply with your resume and cover letter, which must address the selection criteria above, and include the reference number R-124458.

Applications will close 5pm AEST on 13th November 2020.

CSL advises that screening including; criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience, stated qualifications and other relevant checks form a part of the candidate suitability evaluation process. Where applicable, this applies to current CSL employees. CSL employees must notify their current manager when selected for interview for any advertised internal vacancies.

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