Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Contract Quality Control Associate-Microbiology

US-GA-Union City
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Contract to Permanent (Full Time)


Dendreon is seeking a Contract Quality Control Associate-Microbiology in our Union City, GA Quality Control Department.  This is an exciting position accountable for laboratory support of Dendreon’s products and in accordance with appropriate regulatory, corporate and scientific guidelines. The successful candidate will assist with product testing, environmental monitoring, raw material testing and general laboratory maintenance. The ability to function in a fast-paced, highly technical environment, and communicate effectively is essential to success.



    • Performs, as assigned, in-process and final product sterility testing of Dendreon products (e.g., sterility by BacT/Alert).
    • Performs Gram stain, air viable monitoring (SAS), particulate monitoring (Met One), viable surface sampling and growth promotion testing of raw materials.
    • Performs purified water system testing: conductivity, bioburden, TOC and endotoxin (LAL).
    • Receives and maintains test samples, reagents and reference standards used in the laboratory per approved procedures.
    • Adheres to good documentation practices to ensure data integrity and traceability.
    • Performs routine equipment maintenance.


    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent.
    • Typically 1 year related experience in cGMP/FDA regulated industry. 
    • Proficient in MS Office applications.
    • Experience with computerized systems (LIMS) preferred.
      • Extensive use of laboratory equipment, chemicals and biological materials.
      • May require ability to gown aseptically for work in Clean Room environments.
      • May be required to work alternate shifts
      • Shift:  3 days 12 hours overnight shift.



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