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Quality Assurance Specialist
Antech Diagnostics Chantilly, VA

Quality Assurance Specialist

Antech Diagnostics
Chantilly, VA
Expired: January 31, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that's why we're inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other's growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

*Please note this for our Chantilly, VA lab. The shift hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

PURPOSE OF JOB:


To Lead projects related to diagnostics laboratory in the areas of QA/QC, Molecular, Serology, Endocrinology, Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Parasitology Histopathology and proficiency Testing. To ensure consistent quality of diagnostics testing, to assist on validation of methods/assays, perform QA surveys and maintain good documentation and excellent lab/business practices. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions relating to diagnostics testing, lab safety, analytical testing, and instrumentation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Design and conduct experiments to support, validate, and investigate issues pertaining, but not limited to, reagents, tests, and processes.
  • Initial review of Validation Data
  • Accurate data recording and counting, conduct testing of new reagents/kits
  • Conduct QC Monitoring using Themo Fisher, LabLink xL
  • Maintain positive interaction with all areas of the company
  • Provide Support to labs from a determined region and oversee all QA/QC activities to such labs
  • Investigate reasons for testing problems
  • Review and approve QC records
  • Assist in sample collection for validation/studies
  • Ensure compliance of SOP's throughout the Diagnostics labs
  • Observe and evaluate facility for safety violations
  • Communicate QA/QC activities
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Perform statistical analysis of varying data.
  • Maintain QA database and filling system.
  • Maintain accurate records with internal database.
  • Perform inspections of laboratories
  • Report occurrences of out-of-spec results to the QA Director in a timely manner.
  • Collect samples for validation studies
  • Perform analytical tests to support method/assay
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • BA/BS in life science or other applicable field.
  • Minimum two years of bench tech
  • Minimum of 2 years of veterinary lab experience desired


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Working knowledge and understanding of current Good Lab practices in diagnostic lab industry
  • Technical and people skills
  • Flexible, Innovative, Team player, Committed, Should be a self-starter and Result-oriented
  • Broad Thinking
  • Personal Computer literate
  • Analytical skills pertaining to scientific and laboratory activities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Know how to accurately record and evaluate data using statistics software
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The ability to follow and enforce SOP's
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas is speaking so others will understand
  • The ability to work with and through others to achieve success


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours
  • Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch
  • May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 20 lb.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person
  • Ability to communicate verbally on the phone and in person
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Extended hours may be needed
  • Ability to travel at least 25% of the time


We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers

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Antech Diagnostics

Chantilly, VA
USA

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