Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate

Chicago, IL 60616

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: NA1366245725 Compensation: $24-40 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate

Location:  Chicago, IL

Hire Type:  Contract-to-Hire

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary: 
This is a Contract-to-Hire career opportunity with a nation-wide pharmaceutical manufacturer located in Chicago, IL. In this role, you'll use aseptic techniques to prepare solutions and operate pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment in a cGMP environment.

Job Duties:
  • Weighing and dispensing of materials used in pharmaceutical processing and manufacturing.
  • Operating filtration systems
  • Inoculation of mammalian or cytokines cells
  • Fermentation and harvesting
  • Use of chromatography columns and tangential flow filtration (TFF) operations.
  • Responsible for in-process testing, such as: pH, Conductivity, Spectrophotometer, Osmometer, Cell count, etc.
  • Prepares media and buffer solutions.
  • Completes Batch Records and other cGMP documentation.
  • Remove and dispose of soiled materials from the manufacturing area.
  • Will assure that the manufacturing areas are maintained within the required conditions for clean room manufacturing.
  • Will report all nonconformance to the Supervisor.
  • Assists in the transfer of technology from Process Development to cGMP Manufacturing.
  • Complies with all safety, cGMP and Company policies, practices and procedures.

  • Minimum of Associate's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or a related scientific discipline.
  • 1+ years of professional experience working in the pharmaceutical or biologics industry.
  • Must be familiar with all 3 the following: Chromatography Columns, Fermenters or Bioreactors, and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) Operation.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Schmitz
Technical Recruiter

Mike Schmitz is an esteemed Recruiting Team Leader specializing in the Life Sciences Division. With an impressive tenure of over 12 years at Sterling and a remarkable 16-year career in the recruiting arena, Mike has cemented his reputation as a trailblazer in talent acquisition.

As a Recruiting Team Leader, Mike's understanding of the intricacies within the Life Sciences Division is unparalleled. His expertise positions him as a strategic partner in bridging the gap between talented professionals and opportunities that align with their aspirations.

With a career spanning 16 years, Mike's journey in the recruitment landscape has been defined by his dedication to facilitating more fulfilling careers for skilled professionals. His ability to understand everyone’s unique strengths and match them with roles that foster growth and satisfaction marks him as a true advocate for professional development.

Mike's advice to candidates reflects his commitment to helping them excel: approach every job interview with positivity and authenticity. He firmly believes that a positive attitude and an engaging personality are pivotal in creating lasting impressions. Mike emphasizes that while technical qualifications are crucial, the ability to connect with interviewers and present oneself effectively is equally valuable to prospective employers.

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