Chemist II in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description


The position of Production Chemist II is within our Cardiometabolic department located in San Diego, California. 

This role is responsible for:

  • a variety of manufacturing support functions involving the operation of lab equipment
  • and conduct of procedures/tasks according to established GMP, under the direction of senior staff. 


  • Carry out production tasks in support of manufacturing goals and objectives.
  • Production of complex reagents as directed, following established guidelines and procedures.
  • Uses chromatography techniques.
  • Performs quality control testing.
  • Operate complex laboratory equipment safely, as trained and directed, and in accordance with established practices.
  • Perform required data entry on company planning and materials management system.
  • Follow all safety guidelines, manufacturing policies and procedures. Operate under strict QSR and ISO compliance.
  • Perform complex formulations, component and material evaluations, equipment calibrations and maintenance.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Alere Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.
  • Other duties as assigned, according to the changing needs of the business.


  • BA or BS degree minimum or equivalent work experience.
  • Two to four years’ experience post (BA/BS) or zero to one years’ experience post (MA/MS).
  • Solid use of instruments including HPLC, GC GC/MS, TLC, IR, UV/vis, NMR and AA. Solid documentation skills, familiarity of GMP, GLP.
  • Able to present findings to larger groups.

Preferred qualification:

  • Preferred degree in Chemistry or Biological Sciences.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, maintains accurate records and notes, and carries out assignments in a thorough, conscientious fashion while adhering to safe laboratory practices. 
  • Knowledge of a variety of lab equipment and their operation is preferred.
  • Able to carry out experiments following established guidelines and summarize results accurately.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.