Pleasanton, California

Quality Control Associate, Pleasanton, CA

Do you have an interest in gene sequencing and have previous experience with microscopy, PCR, SDS-Page, HPLC, or flow cytometry? Come join a growing biotechnology firm as a Quality Control Associate and help design and manufacture innovative gene sequencing technologies! This exciting role has the opportunity to travel to multiple sites and meet with different teams (within a 5 mile radius).

We are hiring (3) QC Associates on a temp-to-hire basis for entry-level candidates and direct-hire for experienced candidates.


  • Perform QC testing of raw material, intermediate, and finished good parts.     
  • Complete QC batch records and Receiving Inspection Reports using GDP 
  • Ability to execute QC workflows from submission to batch closure 
  • Effectively identify and communicate any complications that arise from QC testing. 
  • Ability to work with engineers/scientists to establish and maintain a solution.   
  • Maintain laboratory to clean room standards required in the production of Life Science products. 
  • Hands-on experience in performing standard molecular biology techniques such as pipetting, microscopy, PCR/qPCR/ddPCR, PAGE analysis, HPLC, and flow cytometry. 
  • Maintain accurate and consistent laboratory skills, despite performing repetitive tasks, to ensure valid experimental results. 
  • Assist in the development of processes and products. This includes performing product and process optimization, guard band studies, stability studies, gauge R&R.   
  • Assist in root cause investigation for non-conforming lots. 

Required Skills and Background  

  • B.S. in one of the following disciplines: Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. 
  • 1-3 years relevant laboratory experience in manufacturing and QC testing of life science products, such a DNA sequencing, PCR or other nucleic acid based technologies. 
  • Detail oriented, organized, quality focused and self-motivated 
  • Strong critical and logical thinking with ability to analyze problems. 
  • Experience using common lab equipment – pH/conductivity meter, microscopes, thermometers, thermal cyclers, etc.  
  • Experience with Excel, Python, LabVIEW, and Photron FASTCAM Viewer is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of basic statistics is a plus  
  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing environment working with standard production control tools – ERP, LIMS, inventory control, work orders a plus 

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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Pleasanton, California

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