Formulations Technician I

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September 30, 2024

A Technician I is in training to perform and become proficient in on-boarding skills, procedures, and cooperating in a team environment. The technician is learning basic skills required to conduct a study, which may include disposal of Formulation material, assisting with the preparation of test materials and dietary admixtures for dose administration, as well as maintaining the general cleanliness of the lab.  The technician is working under close supervision to gain proficiency.

Essential Functions (The fundamental Duties & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed:

  • Efficiently perform and document all procedures, materials, and results in compliance with applicable regulatory standards (protocols, methods, SOPs, etc.).
  • Train in formulations skills which may include disposal and transport of residual dosing material, non-regulated pharmaceutical solids, accumulated single-use containers to designated waste receiving areas; sterilization of laboratory equipment using autoclave or other methods; perform and document preparation of vehicle/control article/substance dosage solutions/suspensions under supervision; and wash and maintain glassware and lab cleanliness and appearance. Specific tasks will be based on each area’s training plan and business needs.
  • Collect, document, review, and verify data on forms, or in electronic data capture systems.
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through informal discussions with peers, supervisor, and team.
  • Assist with use and maintenance of instrumentation and equipment.
  • Read protocols and extract pertinent study information including a general understanding of the protocol format and its content with minimal help.
  • Learn Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations and understand compliance through in-house training.
  • Develop knowledge of company SOPs and policies, and begin to apply the knowledge to ensure compliance when performing functions throughout the lab with minimal help.
  • Receive, track, and prepare samples or materials, as required for department.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:

  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.
  • Experience: No previous experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None, unless required by local government.
  • A mathematical aptitude required.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of English.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve goals.
  • Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), commensurate with essential functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained by observing all safety procedures and working methods by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding, and following all safety documents issued or notified of.
  • Ability to ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Business Operating Procedures (BOP) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) rules.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.


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September 30, 2024

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