Associate Scientist, Flow Cytometry

Corporate Overview

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company is dedicated to serving highly innovative companies in the biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics industries. Argonaut is a full service, cost-effective partner, providing complete solutions in the areas of formulation, filling and final kitting of reagents and consumables. Argonaut provides quality and regulatory expertise to assure the highest in quality manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

Position and Scope

The purpose of this position is to assist in establishing and managing a laboratory that oversees the lot release and in-process testing of client-specific flow cytometry reagents. The position is responsible for ensuring all activities are performed within an appropriate level of cGMP compliance. Previous experience with cell culture in a cGMP Quality Control laboratory is highly desired.

Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage the day-to-day maintenance and operations of the laboratory including instrumentation
  • Maintain a functioning Flow Cytometry Laboratory, including material ordering, inventory control, general housekeeping and other duties
  • Ensure compliance of all established Quality Control test methods and internal procedures
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for internal and external customers

General Responsibilities

  • Execute the transfer, establishment, and qualification of client-specific SOPs
  • Maintain instrumentation and assorted laboratory tools necessary for cell culture and flow cytometry in a cGMP compliant manner
  • Support lab investigations for quality events involving Non-conformances, Deviations, and CAPAs
  • Assist where needed to support the overall Quality Control effort such as routine compendial assays, raw material inspection and release

Position Requirements and Experience

The desired candidate will have:

  • High intelligence and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and listening skills
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Experience in a growth-oriented, cGMP contract manufacturing organization with a focus on compliant execution of business, is preferred


  • BS/BA/MS in Biology, Immunology (or related biological sciences)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a Quality Control environment
  • Proven proficiency in Flow Cytometry and experience in cell biology techniques
  • Direct experience with endotoxin, bioburden, and growth promotion methodologies
  • Experience in sterility testing is highly desired

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, or any other class protected by Federal, State or local laws. Argonaut complies with all employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and all must have the authorization to work in the US.

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