Life Science & Diagnostics

Quality Control Scientist

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About the job

Invenia Group is partnered with a manufacturer of scientific reagents, instruments and services that are being used to accelerate scientific discovery. We are looking to hire a Senior QC Scientist to join their team in San Jose, CA. Candidates will join a stable company that values their employees and develops their skills and careers.

The Role:

  • The Senior QC Scientist is primarily responsible to perform quality control on complex products and instruments in compliance with all applicable regulations and ISO 13485 standards.
  • The position requires the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of internal cross-functional teams and help external customer to develop OEM products, this focuses on their Sequencing and Reproductive Health portfolios.


  • Testing products
  • Oversee the transfer of new products into the QC workflow, resolve problems, improve processes, and manage QC stocks.
  • Develop and document quality processes for the company’s instruments and reagents
  • Plan, manage and prioritise multiple projects. Communicate regular updates on the projects to the wider organisation
  • Help R&D to launch new products on time
  • Identify risk management activities where possible and provide suggestions to mitigate risk
  • Write work instructions and SOPs related to product testing or QC processes
  • Acts a a knowledge expert to the wider company, especially during product launch and troubleshooting process
  • Lead CAPA projects (or work closely with Quality Assurance) related to product quality or non-conformities and investigate customer complaints.
  • This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

What we are looking for:

  • Advanced degree in a scientific discipline with a strong background in molecular or cell biology. Prior experience with PCR & lab automation is a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a biotech or pharma with relevant work experience within a quality control team.
  • Hands-on experience with NGS and DNA/RNA molecular biology is required.


  • Salary is $130,000 – $150,000 per year depending on experience plus company bonus and full benefits.