Laboratory Technician at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

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Location: Glenview, Illinois

Job Description:
At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (100+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy
  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Giving program

Position Summary: Asahi Kasei Bioprocess, a global bioprocess product supplier, is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician for our Glenview, IL office/lab. The qualified individual in this role will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the process laboratory, including preparing and maintaining reagents and equipment, ordering and organizing supplies, and supporting research and development activities as needed. Additional responsibilities include assisting with manufacturing operations for products to be used by GMP manufacturing facilities. Organization and attention to detail is important along with a hardworking attitude and the ability to function within a team. We are looking for someone excited to join an incredible team and a fast-growing company!

  • Lead laboratory support activities, including preparing and maintaining reagents, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, and organizing lab spaces.
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure efficient usage of laboratory resources.
  • Assist in the execution and documentation of laboratory experiments and analytical assays under the supervision of scientists to develop and study bioprocess filtration and chromatography operations, as needed.
  • Perform manufacturing activities for products in strict accordance with internal SOPs and cGMP guidelines.
  • Understand and follow all SOPs and business practices to ensure that performance and documentation of all activities meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

  • Education: Bachelor's in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or similar scientific discipline
  • Experience: Experience in a laboratory setting is strongly desired
  • Experience in a GMP or GLP environment is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to lift filtration equipment no more than 50lbs.

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.