Job Title: Quality Associate III
Date Posted: 07-01-2008
Job Location: North Carolina-Raleigh/Durham-RTP
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Talecris Biotherapeutics
Contact Information: Michael   Daniel (
Job Description:
Talecris Biotherapeutics: A new approach to a proud history of patient care.


Expanding our operations & hiring strong!

Talecris Biotherapeutics is a new company proud to inherit a legacy from Bayer Biological
Products of more than 60 years of providing life-saving & life enhancing plasma-derived
therapeutic proteins. At Talecris, we have a bold vision to be the recognized global leader in
developing & providing premium protein therapies. Due to the growth of our company we announce
the following exciting career opportunity: 


Quality Associate III  (Chemistry/Materials Sciences)  IMBC-2342

This position will provide laboratory characterization for final and intermediate products,
raw materials and defective components associated with Talecris product technical complaints
and internal investigations.  Responsible for planning and execution of study design,
development of reports, communicating with submitters as necessary (internal and external) and
management of study samples under extreme care.  Provides comprehensive, high quality reports
and communicate evaluations related to complaint confirmation, root/probability cause and
materials forensics. 


MS degree in Chemistry/ Materials Sciences with minimum of 2 years relevant experience; BS
with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Life Sciences degree with relevant coursework or work experience in Materials
areas may qualify.  Must have working knowledge of materials properties and performance.  Must
have experience and be accomplished in laboratory testing that includes hands-on experience in
several of the following materials test methods: microscopy/physical evaluation, FT-IR
microscopy, qualitative chemistry, analysis, photographic/electronic imaging, colorimetry and
turbidity.  Must also be capable of evaluating the need for applying additional analytical
techniques outside the range of hands-on systems above such as SEM/EDS, Chromatography, ICP,
AA which may be done by other laboratories at the request of FAL. Must have experience in
failure analysis and/or forensic chemistry area including evaluation of root cause and
conformational evaluations.  Must have broad skillset in analytical techniques and application
of such.  Must be familiar with GLP/GMP rules and regulations.  Experience with basic
instrument troubleshooting at the User Level to maintain lab functionality.  Excellent written
and verbal communication skills required.  Experience in writing quality reports. 


Working familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access required.  Ability to work unguided
by routine methods and procedures.  Must be able to handle complex problems independently. 
Must demonstrate strong technical expertise over a wide range of analytical applications and
apply proper analytical plans/assays to specific complaint circumstances through the
completion of Product Technical Complaint (PTC) analysis.  Experience working in
cross-functional team environment.  Ability to work with PhotoShop, PhotImpact or other
imaging software. 


Please forward your resume as a text or word attachment to & copy
to with the job reference code on the subject line. No online
applications please. We do not accept phone calls or agency referrals. For more information,
please visit our web site at Talecris Biotherapeutics offers a competitive
compensation & benefits package including immediate 401(k) vesting & profit sharing. All
benefits take effect day one of employment. Talecris is proud of its work/life/balance
initiatives & its generous tuition reimbursement program. We have the expertise, resources &
established business infrastructure to develop, manufacture & market biotechnology products
internationally. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, Talecris Biotherapeutics is committed
to enhancing & maintaining cultural diversity within our work environment.
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