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Quality Control Specialist at CAMRIS International

Quality Control Specialist

CAMRIS International Takoma Park, MD (Onsite) Full-Time

CAMRIS International, LLC is a medical research and development firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

We are seeking a Quality Control Specialist to support the Pilot Bioproduction Facility (PBF) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.


* Execute analytical and microbiological testing on in-process materials and finished vaccine products, including (but not limited to):
* Growth media growth promotion.
* Microbial seed viability.
* Microbial identification.
* Protein concentration.
* Routine tasks:
* Environmental monitoring of production clean rooms.
* Sampling and testing of in-house purified water, WFI, and clean steam.
* Sampling and testing of in-house compressed gas system.
* Assist senior associates on lab projects as requested and work on specialty projects as assigned.
* Order supplies and perform basic laboratory equipment care.
* Participate in SOP revision or authoring of new SOPs as required.
* Responsible for limited data review and trend analysis as requested.
* Train staff as requested.
* Provide all job-related progress reports or technical reports as requested, in a timely manner.
* Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.
* Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
* Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.


* BA/BS degree in Science (preferably chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, or engineering) and two years' experience in a regulated laboratory environment.
* Skills in using various types of analytical techniques and laboratory equipment.
* Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office software such as Word and Excel. Experience with technical writing and LIMS a plus.
* Knowledge of aseptic technique, cGMP, cGLP or FDA regulations a plus.
* Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of complex scientific/office procedures and techniques relating to position.
* Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain and teach methodologies.
* Ability to work independently following specific technical training.
* Must have eligibility to work in the United States and have lived in the United States for three of the past five years if a non-US citizen.

CAMRIS International LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.

Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen, is required for this position.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.

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