9 days old

Formulation Technician

Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Gain valuable biotech and formulations experience in this fast-growing company focused on molecular diagnostics! This job has tons of growth opportunity!

All Shifts Available

1st: 6am-2:30pm

2nd: 2pm-10:30pm

3rd: 10pm-6:30am

Pay rate is based on experience, between $24 and $32/hr.


Position responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the companys quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Apply analytical skills or scientific methods or operational processes to perform activities with a limited degree of supervision. Completes a variety of atypical assignments, as needed and act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience


+ Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment

+ Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions

+ Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures

+ Works within defined processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments

+ Responsible for: liquid bead formulation, bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease

+ Performs pH, Moisture, Conductivity and Density testing

+ Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations

+ Perform verification and review of peer activities

+ Train others on lab responsibilities

+ Provide informal guidance and support to more junior team members

+ Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues

+ Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels

+ Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly

+ Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety

+ Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments

+ Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures

+ Suggest and assist in SOP revisions

+ Assists management with audit activities

+ Manages projects within the department

**Education and Experience:**

+ High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 4-6 years of related work experience OR

+ AA or Technical Trade Degree with 2-4 years of related work experience

**Knowledge and skills:**

+ Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards

+ Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form

+ Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP and e-mail

+ Has a good understanding of how the team integrates with others to achieve objectives


+ Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences

+ Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment

+ Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals

+ Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends

**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.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-20

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