Quality Assurance Scientist I
Company: Koppert Biological Systems
Posted on: December 3, 2019
Description:Koppert Biological Systems is the worldwide market
leader in integrated pest management and disease management. The
ongoing attempt to discover and utilize natural principles form the
backbone of Kopperts activities. Our strength lies in our ability
to turn this knowledge into practical applications which contribute
to finding solutions to prevailing problems. Koppert also believes
in sharing knowledge and training staff and clients towards
achieving sustainable horticulture and agriculture. Quality
Assurance Scientist IBased in Oxnard, CA Are you an enthusiastic,
self-motivated individual who is very goal oriented? Do you enjoy a
diverse and dynamic environment, love new challenges and thrive in
an environment where you are judged on results? Join us and Partner
with Nature! As a Quality Assurance Scientist (QAS), you will be
expected to perform various assignments including, but not limited
to quality audits, running scientific trials, developing and
maintaining databases, collecting, analyzing and communicating data
of varying complexity to key stakeholders across the company and
training new staff. By leveraging analytical tools and knowledge,
you can help maintain the high quality standards Kopperts customers
have come to rely on in our products. In addition, the QAS will be
expected to develop methods for improving current manufacturing
processes, conducting routine quality audits and safety inspections
of the facility and process and provide technical support to
production staff regarding quality issues with biological products.
Quality Assurance Scientist Responsibilities
- Complete various laboratory experiments to test scientific
hypotheses relating to improving quality in manufacturing processes
and biological control products.
- Perform routine sampling of biological control products to
monitor the adherence of environmental, microbiological, or health
- Configure and operate laboratory instruments such as stereo
microscopes, compound microscopes, moisture analyzer, pipettes,
balance, and other equipment and be able to troubleshoot breakdowns
and perform preventative maintenance, calibrating, etc.
- Develop standard operating protocols, modify techniques,
maintain and update the written form of this material.
- Troubleshoot technical problems and provide technical support
to production staff regarding quality issues with biological
products. Requirements: Your Knowledge and Experience
- BA/BS Degree in biological science from an accredited 4-year
college or university; M.S. is preferred; or 1-2 years related
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education
and similar experience
- At least 1 year experience working in a life science/biomedical
lab environment using standard equipment.
- Experience using statistical software packages (i.e. Minitab,
SPlus, R, etc.) to analyze data sets of varying complexity.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general scientific
research and technical procedures.
- Ability to compose scientific reports, business correspondence,
and SOPs/ protocols. Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables; statistical analysis
skills are necessary. Koppert Biological Systems is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin,
age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or
any other legally protected status.
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