Lab Tech Sr. (Downers Grove)

ATR International in Downers Grove, IL

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology - Research Associate/Quality Control
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
We are seeking a Lab Tech Sr. for a very important client.

Conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests and makes qualitative analysis of materials, liquids, and gases. May also set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for the tests, research or process control.

As a member of our Materials Characterization Team, you will play a key role in improving product performance by building expertise on the product?s materials properties.You will use engineering and analytical principals to work with products, components, and processes in a collaborative environment to implement product improvements. Your particular focus will be R&D and on-market product technical support and improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Conducts chemical analysis of polymers, reagents, raw materials, resins and additives by FTIR and XRF.
-Analyzes samples by microscopy.
-Performs sample separation, filtration buffer preparation, pH testing.
-Performs various tests to determine if outcomes are within parameters and reviews completed process
-Interprets results of tests and consults the outcomes.
-Maintains complete and accurate records of all testing activities. Documents testing process.
-Prepares written reports.
-Provides support for major projects that have potential impact on product quality, cost and supply.
-Cleans and performs daily maintenance on equipment as necessary.
-Adheres to environmental and safety procedures associated with lab processes and procedures. Requirement: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Must possess diploma or degree at the Associate or Bachelor level and 1+ years experience.

IDEAL/HIGHLY PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:?
-Minimum 3 years industry experience in laboratory settings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
-Bachelor?s or Master?s Degree in STEM, Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science, or equivalent;
-Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical thinking skills;
-Ability to design experiments, analyze and interpret data, and document conclusions;
-Ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary team members and also to work independently;
-Very strong investigational skills, drive to understand and solve problems;
-Propensity for continuous learning and experimentation.
-Experience with statistical software.
-Will work with samples that include human blood and blood components using procedural controls and personal protective equipment.

TOP REQUIREMENTS
?Microscopy
?FTIR/XRS
?Solution preparation, filtration, pH testing
?Knows instruments

Associated topics: assay, intern, internship, lab, lab support, lab tech, laboratory technician, quality control, research associate, scientific associate

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