QC Associate Scientist - CMC Analytical - Night Shift

LGC Clinical Diagnostics

LGC Clinical Diagnostics

Petaluma, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

Axolabs is a business unit of LGC, and a leading provider of CRO / CDMO capability to the therapeutic oligonucleotide discovery and development industry. Centred out of LGC’s site in Kulmbach, Germany, Axolabs works closely with its customers to assist the identification and development of lead candidates with a broad suite of bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, manufacturing and analytical services that support discovery, pre-clinical and clinical trials and scale-up manufacture. With a track record in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics that traces back more than 20 years, Axolabs provides deep knowledge and expertise in the services it provides, working collaboratively and responsively with its clients to assist them in achieving their objectives.

Axolabs facility in Petaluma is focused on manufacturing scale-up and production to cGMP of multigram to kilograms of API for pre-clinical and clinical development. Our site in California has been involved in oligonucleotide synthesis for three decades and established the therapeutics activity in 2019. With around 70 staff and two manufacturing trains, Axolabs offers a flexible manufacturing service out of Petaluma that draws where necessary on our industry and chemical and analytical expertise in Kulmbach.

Job Description

This is an Overnight Shift: Monday-Thursday (4 x 10 hours, 10pm - 8:30am). Shift Differential Included as well.

The QC Associate Scientist brings scientific experience to LGC and is open to both learning more and sharing knowledge with others.

  • Setting up instrument sequences, while monitoring analysis and data
  • Performing instrument troubleshooting, maintenance, and reporting of results for on-time delivery to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Overseeing routine analysis and method validation, while driving continuous improvement via analytical methodologies.
  • Maintaining appropriate quality control processes and procedures to determine accuracy and precision of analysis.
  • Demonstrating a familiarity with GMP guidelines 21 CFR Part 210/211 and ICHQ7.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology or a scientific background with a minimum of 2 years of practical analytical laboratory experience in support of process / product development in a manufacturing environment or Master of Science degree with >1 years of direct experience.
  • Must have strong organic chemistry and/or analytical chemistry knowledge, and proficiency in associated analytical techniques; HPLC, LC-MSMS or GC-MS, KF, FT-IR
  • Experience in size exclusion, ion exchange, and reverse phase chromatography, and HRAMS techniques preferred.
  • Proficient in cGMP.
  • Solid understanding of analytical manufacturing support.

Additional Information

What we offer (US based-employees):

  • Competitive compensation with strong bonus program
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
  • FSA/HSA Pre-tax savings plans for health care, childcare, and elder care
  • Deductible Buffer Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution
  • Company-paid short- and long- term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance program
  • Flexible work options
  • Pet Insurance for our furry friends
  • Enhanced Parental leave of 8 additional weeks
  • PTO that begins immediately
  • Town Hall monthly meeting onsite/virtual, Cheer program where employees are recognized for outstanding work, Company wide social events, frequent catered lunches and much more!

The typical pay range for this role is:

Minimum: $ 28.12 /Hourly

Maximum: $ 43.19 /Hourly

This range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for the California -based position. The actual base salary will depend on several factors such as: experience, skills, and location.


LGC is a leading, global life science tools company, providing mission-critical components and solutions into high-growth application areas across the human healthcare and applied market segments. Its high-quality product portfolio is comprised of mission-critical tools for genomic analysis and for quality assurance applications, which are typically embedded and recurring within our customers’ products and workflows and are valued for their performance, quality, and range.




LGC strongly believes that every job applicant and employee should be valued for their individual talents regardless of age, disability, race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Short listing, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or trade union membership.

For more information about LGC, please visit our website www.lgcgroup.com