Quality Control Analyst

Chicago, IL 60616

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: Na370339830 Compensation: $33.65-38.46 / hour

Job Description

Title:   Quality Control Analyst

Location:  Chicago, IL
Hire Type:  Contract-to-Hire, Onsite
Target Pay Range:  $33.00 - $37.00/hour

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: 
The Quality Control Analyst will be responsible for analytical testing and data verification supporting both late-stage clinical and commercial biosimilar products in cGMP-compliant laboratories.   Will also be expected to be engaged in continuous improvement initiatives to drive efficiency and effectiveness of Quality Systems.  
A strong background in protein chemistry will be essential to perform and troubleshoot techniques such as HPLC, SDS-PAGE, cell-based bioassays, capillary electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, and standard compendial assays. A demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple departments to drive timely resolution of projects, laboratory investigations, and process improvements is required.

Job Duties:
  • Analytical testing to support product in-process, release, and stability programs.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP, Quality Systems, and ICH / regulatory guidance.
  • Conduct, compile, and/or review Out of Specification lab investigations, deviations, and corrective and preventative actions plans.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to advance projects, maintain equipment, and authoring of documents and reports.
  • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays. Participate in internal assessments and audits as and when required.
  • Performs other functions as required or assigned.

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience (or 3+ years of experience with a Master’s Degree) working in a pharmaceutical / biotech QC laboratory.  
  • Previous experience in a cGMP laboratory.
  • Strong background in protein chemistry and experience troubleshooting analytical results.
  • Demonstrated success at writing, revising, and complying with SOPs, protocols/reports, and QC methods.

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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