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LGC Limited3.6
Manufacturing Chemist I
Cumberland, ME
$43K - $55K (Glassdoor est.)
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LGC’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of catalog and custom-developed diagnostic quality solutions and component materials for the extended life sciences industry. We partner with IVD assay developers, and pharmaceutical, CRO and academic institutions in commercialization activities across the entire diagnostic pipeline - from concept and early stage research, through expedited product development and onwards into routine clinical use. Laboratorians and diagnostic professionals across disciplines of clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, serology, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics rely on LGC’s products to support accurate and reliable diagnostic results.

Our legacy brands include SeraCare Life Sciences, Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, LGC Maine Standards, which are in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers of quality measurement tools (calibrators, controls, linearity, EQA/PT, biological materials) and the Native Antigen Company, which is a manufacturer and supplier of viral antigens. Our 300+ employees operate FDA-registered and ISO 13485-accredited facilities in Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland, USA, an ISO 9001-accredited facility in Oxford, UK and an ISO 13485-accredited facility in Tipperary, Ireland.

Each day, our world-class staff, scientific expertise, operational efficiency and superior quality systems are ready to support the range of advanced technologies that collectively improve patient outcomes - from the widely adopted and established through to cutting-edge NGS and precision diagnostics.

Job Purpose

The Manufacturing Chemist I fulfils the essential role of preparing reagents, buffers, stocks, and other solutions using established procedures within the operations laboratory. They will use general laboratory equipment and techniques to perform these tasks under both direct and indirect supervision. They are expected to perform routine analysis and interpretation of test results against established acceptance criteria with limited judgment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of product and pilot reagents, buffers, and other solutions according to written procedures and protocols.
  • Maintenance of accurate records of work performed according to GLP, cGMP, and QSR requirements.
  • Perform testing of incoming raw materials.
  • Perform stability and validation studies.
  • Routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.


Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills

  • General biological and chemical laboratory techniques required.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and reasoning skills.
  • A self-motivated drive and ability to effectively work with others across the entire business.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with various traditional office productivity applications.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree in life science field or other related science or medical curriculum
  • This is a junior level position, no formal experience is required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • May require prolonged sitting and working at a computer monitor. Repetitive motion using a keyboard or certain laboratory equipment for long periods of time. May occasionally be required to lift and move material weighing up to 30 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Agreeable work environment typical of an open office setting with some exposure to noise from office machines.
  • Some work is performed with biological or chemical hazardous materials in a laboratory environment.

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