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Quality Control (QC) Analyst – Animal Technician (12-Month Assignment)

Position: Quality Control (QC) Analyst – PNS & Non-IVV

Location: Parkville, Melbourne (Australia)

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 12 months (with potential extension until Dec 31, 2023)

Company Overview:

CSL is a leader in the field of scientific research, with a focus on Quality Control (QC) for various pharmaceutical products, including the Products of National Significance (PNS) and Non-Influenza Vaccine Products (Non-IVV). We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced QC Analyst to join our team on a 12-month contract, with the potential to extend based on performance.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Quality Control (QC) Analyst to join the QC team in Parkville, Melbourne until December 31, 2023. You will be reporting to the QC Team Leader or Specialist and will be responsible for testing the Q-Fever Vaccine, Antivenoms, and other Non-Influenza Vaccine Products (Non-IVV), known as the Products of National Significance (PNS) and Non-IVV. The team operates day, afternoon, and night shifts, so flexibility to cover all shifts is required.

You will be handling and monitoring animals, including preparation, reagents, dosing, and testing, so previous hands-on experience and exposure to ethics and regulations in this regard will be well regarded.

The Role:

As the QC Analyst PNS & Non-IVV, you will:

Perform a range of procedures for PNS and other non-IVV products, including Immunology, biochemistry, and Virology, and testing and bulk formulation of Reagent Red Blood Cells following approved procedures.
Handle and monitor small animals – preparation, reagents, dosing, and testing.
Support the team to ensure that the assays performed in each department are prepared and performed observing Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
Support the operational area to prevent invalid assays and reduce Out of Specification (OOS) test results, and help investigate OOS test results and invalid assays.
Recommend and implement improvements (under guidance and discussion with Team Leader or Specialist) to enhance quality within each functional area.
Help with the accurate completion, maintenance, and upkeep of quality records and documents, including procedures and work instructions.
Maintain the work environment compliance within GMP guidelines, including the washing, disinfection, heat sterilization, and decontamination of materials and equipment following relevant procedures.

Your Skills and Experience:

A tertiary qualification in an appropriate scientific discipline, applied science, or biological technology discipline, or certification in animal technology.
Previous hands-on experience handling and monitoring small animals and knowledge of ethics and regulations will be well regarded.
Experience maintaining testing records and preparing assays.
Proficiency in computer systems for data entry and inquiry functions.
Excellent scientific report writing skills.
Willingness to undertake vaccinations for this role.
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