3 Open Positions


Lab Intern

6-month Internship
Part-TIME
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA

DESCRIPTION

Collidion, Inc. is seeking an intern to assist the Research & Development team. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Microbiology by assisting in antimicrobial research on various healthcare assets. We are looking for someone who is seeking to develop laboratory-based research experience in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device.

Our regulatory, research & development, operations and creative teams work together to identify and build technologies that can improve the future of patients worldwide.

Under limited supervision and the guidance of the R&D team, the intern will be responsible for the following routine tasks:

  • Maintains the microbiology laboratory

  • Follows established procedures and best practices

  • Prepares bacterial and spore suspensions

  • Assists with bacterial and spore time-kill studies

  • Assists with gram staining, filtering, aseptic techniques, evaluation of plates and test tubes for microbial growth

  • Conducts Microbiological Analysis

  • Prepares and maintaining culture media and solutions

  • Performs growth promotion testing of microbiological media

  • Ensures testing timelines are met

  • Performs other miscellaneous lab maintenance activities

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience and sound knowledge of traditional microbiological methods.

  • Must be proficient in aseptic technique, serial dilutions, quantitative enumeration of microorganisms, and Preparation of test media.

  • Must be proficient in microorganism culturing techniques.

  • Must have working knowledge and experience with standard laboratory practices, including microscopes, Autoclaves, sterilizing supplies, electronic balances, pipettes, and incubation.

  • Critical thinking skills appropriate for advanced problem-solving activities.

  • Maintains high standards of lab safety and health.

  • GLP documentation experience strongly preferred.

  • Records and maintains accurate test results and enters them into computer database.

  • Must be capable of performing routine tasks in a self-directed manner.

  • Desire to be part of a fast-paced dynamic research and development environment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2 years of microbiological testing experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of microbiological concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be results oriented, a quick learner, and able to respond to the urgent needs of the team ensuring all deadlines are met.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

  • Ability to meet attendance standards.

  • Must be detailed oriented, have a collaborative work attitude with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Must meet all laboratory, production safety, and compliance training programs at Collidion Inc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently a student in a Microbiology or a related major at a four-year college.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Extension of the position will be considered on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the company.

  • Collidion is an equal opportunity employer.


Manufacturing Quality Engineer

FULL-TIME
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA

DESCRIPTION

This position reports to the Director of Quality and supports the manufacturing quality activities by complying with GMP requirements. The incumbent is responsible for verification, validation, qualification, implementation of manufacturing process equipment, and the following duties:

  • Provides leadership in developing processes, methods, and criteria for inspections (incoming, in- process, and final product).

  • Reviews controlled documents including batch records, QC data, results, and master batch record for accuracy.

  • Identifies and resolves production and manufacturing problems or issues using quality tools and techniques such as root cause analysis, statistical analysis, and CAPA.

  • Performs calibration (Gauges, Timers, Meters, Calipers) of tools and equipment; conducts tests on installed automation-based process equipment (robotic systems).

  • Initiates, and reviews change orders, deviations, and manages control of non-conforming products.

  • Develops engineering specifications, sampling plans, test protocols, manufacturing floor process flows, work instructions, test methods, master validation plans, and performs any other quality related activities as assigned.

  • Determines conformance of products by following internal procedures and Quality System Regulation.

  • Regularly monitors product quality by gathering and maintaining manufacturing quality metrics.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing environment or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 4 years of experience in manufacturing environment.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Experience in manufacturing/production and process control in a regulated industry (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, or Cosmetics or Dietary Supplements).

  • Good understanding of 21CFR part 820, part 700, part 11, GAMP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971.

  • Familiarity with automations systems, and PLC; Gage R&R, FMEA.

  • Sound knowledge of Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, & Capability Analysis and tools.

  • Proficiency in Minitab, Microsoft Office Suites and CAD Software/Solid Works.

  • ASQ-CQE is desirable but not required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Detail oriented with well-developed organizational and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and positive attitude is a plus.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment is a plus.


12-week Internship

12-WEEK INTERNSHIP
Petaluma, CALIFORNIA

DESCRIPTION

Collidion, Inc.’s internship program has two positions available for students seeking to develop laboratory-based research experience in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device. We are looking for passionate chemists who are capable and excited about formulating products that meet the challenges facing global healthcare. Our regulatory, research & development, operations and creative teams work together to identify and build technologies that can improve the future of patients worldwide.

These positions will focus on laboratory-based research and product formulation opportunities in our Petaluma, CA facility. 

Research and Development

The R&D program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with senior scientists to improve technical skills and experience corporate laboratory structure while developing goal-oriented research programs. Students will be introduced to general aspects of product development and formulation. Each internship position focuses on translational (patent-oriented) basic laboratory research applicable for developing pharmaceutical products in the industrial setting. Students will learn about project planning based on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, project executing based on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Interns will be encouraged to take initiative, where appropriate. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in and present work during roundtable discussions with company management and executives. Experience will encompass: all phases of research, including, planning, writing protocols, preparation, calibration, organization, testing, data generation and documentation, data analysis / interpretation, and data presentation. 

Education Requirements

Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Chemistry or Organic Chemistry or a related field preferred. Students will be graduating between winter 2017 and spring 2020 school terms. A minimum completion of upper-division coursework in chemistry, organic chemistry, or equivalent area is required. Interns should have practical experience in the safe-handling of chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as relevant computer skills. 

  • Internship applications are due on November 30, 2016.

  • Internship positions are for 12 weeks, ability to start immediately.

  • Casual dress code.

  • Will be compensated at an hourly rate.

  • Extension will be considered on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the company.

  • Students must meet all laboratory, production safety, and compliance training programs at Collidion Inc.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Passionate work ethic.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Organizational and time management skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.