QC Specialist

Twist Bioscience
Job Location
San Francisco, CA 94158
Job Description

We are seeking candidates interested in working for an exciting start-up company located in San Francisco. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who thrive in a changing environment and enjoy supporting and delivering world-class products that meet both external and internal customer needs.       

This is a role for someone who craves a challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering high quality products for Twist. It is both a strategic and a tactical position. Those that do not want to get their hands dirty should not apply.

The QC Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of QC methods in the production laboratory.  He/she will work closely with the operations team to monitor the quality of Twist DNA products utilizing quantitative measurements, fragment analysis, NGS sequencing, etc. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated capability of making data driven decisions in a high throughput environment to assure that all products processed, packaged, stored, and distributed are manufactured in compliance with all Regulatory, Customer, and Twist requirements. In this position you will report to the Senior Manager of QC.

Key responsibilities:

 Job Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Monitor QC data that is generated by the factory on a daily basis
  • Ensure data is properly managed and sent through the data pipe in a timely manner
  • Train manufacturing operators on SOP's for data processing and analysis
  • Troubleshoot QC issues
  • Establish quality and reliability standards of materials, intermediates, products and processes based on in-house capabilities and customer requirements with other members of management from Production, R&D, Marketing and Engineering teams
  • Collaborate with the R&D team to transfer methods and procedures that establish and assure robust protocols for intermediates, products and processes
  • Work with stakeholders to set corporate quality standards including product quality documentation, quality assurance policies, procedures protocols (SOPs)
  • Setting, owning and documenting process improvement activities
  • Preparation of product and process quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Assuring manufacturing compliance activities meet GMP/ISO (not implemented yet) and other requirements, and all manufacturing practices and record keeping are in full compliance with the applicable regulatory agency requirements
  • Preparing reports, track data and present trends and analysis
  • Implementation of statistics, statistical analysis tools to build quality metrics for development and manufacturing processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • 5+ years industrial experience in operations QC


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the diverse operations of chemical/biological Quality Control and Quality Assurance principles and statistics
  • Knowledge of molecular biology/synthetic biology techniques such as PCR, PCA, Cloning & Sequencing
  • Experience with NGS workflows and data analysis
  • Willingness to be hands-on in the laboratory and learn all processes related to Synthetic Biology (Gene Synthesis) and other products
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex problems
  • Ability to use critical judgment in a very demanding environment to address product or process problems under immediate time constraints
  • Ability to rapidly and effectively resolve manufacturing and/or procedural problems
  • Ability to review current processes and implement productivity improvements
  • Strong “people skills” to be able to deal with various personalities and levels within the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with all levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented
How to Apply

If Interested, please follow link to apply: http://grnh.se/4otigw

About Our Organization

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is synthetic DNA. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, such as oligonucleotides, genes, pathways, chassis and genomes. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production. The Twist Bioscience platform has the potential to greatly accelerate the development of personalized medicine, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production as well as new applications such as in vivo diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit www.twistbioscience.com. Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at https://twitter.com/TwistBioscience.


Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity and an e-verify employer.

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