Quality Assurance Scientist II in Carlsbad, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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Job ID: SCI003343

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at www.sciex.com.

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The Quality Assurance Scientist II identifies and resolves quality issues with current manufacturing products and may serve as the primary quality representative on new product transfer teams for capillary electrophoresis consumables.

  • Reviews and approves change orders, validations, non-conformances, design changes, out of specification (OOS), and other product quality documents.
  • Ensures design/product meets specifications and fulfills its intended purpose. 
  • Collaborates with other functional groups, including Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, and Development/Engineering.
  • Ensures company, industry, and regulatory standards are met, e.g. ISO 9001, Quality Policies and SOPs of Sciex.
  • Applies research and scientific principles to the planning, design, development, documentation, and testing/debugging of a variety of chemical reactions. Defines approaches to implementation and operation.
  • Serves as QA team member on multi-department projects for process improvement and new products as required.
  • Leads and facilitates FMEA and other risk control processes.
  • Reviews and updates Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Other duties may include training, external audit support, batch record review, productivity and quality improvements through leading kaizens.

Job Requirements


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or similar scientific field with 2+ years exp. OR
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or similar scientific field with 0-2+ years exp. 
  • Experience in quality assurance preferred 
  • Experience with collaborative cross-functional teams desirable

  • Strong understanding of ISO 9001, GDP, and GMP for Life Science consumables industry.
  • Good understanding of risk management, FMEA, validation, and design controls.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing product quality assurance. CQE strongly preferred.
  • Experience with capillary electrophoresis and/or mass spectroscopy preferred.
  • Good understanding of basic laboratory techniques. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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