Quality Control Scientist I, Protein

Job Location
Madison, WI 53719

Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Long and Short Term Disability, 401k w/match, FSA/HSA, PTO

Job Description

Position Summary:

Quality Control (QC) Scientist I, Protein, supports production of recombinant proteins at Aldevron's Madison, WI facility. Individual is primarily responsible for performing release testing, ensuring that products meet or exceed all quality specifications. Additionally, the QC Scientist will manage and execute stability studies. The individual may also participate in assay design and development activities, technology transfer and other quality related functions as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality testing of recombinant proteins in support of manufacturing, validation, process development and stability studies.
  • Responsible for assisting with assay design, qualification of test methods, writing and review of documents, internal process reviews and basic equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for accurately recording experimental results in real-time; store/save and report data per Aldevron conventions.
  • Responsible for using analytical equipment and techniques to characterize recombinant proteins, including:
    • Reverse Phase HPLC
    • Analytical Size Exclusion Chromatography
    • SDS-PAGE and Western Blot
    • UV/Vis and Fluorescence Spectroscopy (cuvette and multi-well plate)
    • ELISA
    • Endotoxin Detection Assays
    • Temperature controlled chamber for spectrophotometric analysis for activity assays
  • Contribute to the identification, evaluation and implementation of new laboratory equipment and methods
  • Responsible for helping with technical transfer of assays as assigned
  • Adhere to all Company environmental health and safety procedures
  • All employees are responsible for the general upkeep of work and shared spaces.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Education:

  • Associate's degree in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or related field and four years of work experience in a Quality Control Laboratory.


  • Bachelor's degree in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or related field and one year of work experience in a Quality Control Laboratory.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of protein biochemistry and previous experience in a Quality Control laboratory
  • Extensive knowledge of analytical equipment
  • If confronted with unexpected results, the QC Scientist I is expected to use problem solving skills and scientific knowledge to identify variables that may be contributing to varied results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must display exceptional laboratory skills
  • Demonstrated excellent documentation practices
  • Strong computer skills (both Microsoft and Apple systems); good familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite


  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member and as an individual contributor
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously with little to no supervision
  • Ability to complete assignments on schedule and per Standard Operating Procedures

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passion for "hands on" work in a laboratory setting and for continuous learning and improvement
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment that at times require working hours more than a standard working day
  • Must have high attention to detail

Working Conditions:

This position works in a lab setting and may come in contact with various solutions and chemicals, and will be responsible for activities related to biological processes such as bacterial growth.  This position uses standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges, glass ware, shake flasks, fermenters, fume hoods, and computers.  

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; bend; lift up to 50 pounds; use arms, hands and fingers for various activities.  This position may stand or remain sedentary for long periods of time.  This position routinely works with large pieces of equipment.

Aldevron is a custom manufacturing organization that provides plasmid, protein and antibody development and production services. Headquartered in Fargo, ND with locations in Madison, WI and Freiburg, Germany we constantly look to innovate and advance life science through collaborative partnerships. Aldevron works with leaders in pharmaceutical, biotech and research institutions around the world to accelerate the development of drug, treatment and preventions for numerous diseases and genetic disorders. Our reputation for innovative solutions for our clients has allowed us to expand our organization and offerings in all service platforms. We are working in a landmark moment in the history of life science.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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