Lilly Sr Technician-Bio QC in Fort Dodge, Iowa



Performs bio-analytical methods (immunological, in vivo, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) for various Bio QC tests on raw materials, in-process, release or stability samples in compliance with 9CFR, EU and VICH regulatory guidelines, Outlines of Production and Special Outlines. Initiates, executes and completes assays as per approved procedures and within Quality and Compliance guidelines and communicates testing, compliance and/or scheduling issues to supervisors.


  • Conduct animal potency and safety tests on large, small and laboratory animals such as: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, cattle and horses.

  • Testing includes animal handling, husbandry, observation, vaccination, challenges and blood collection.

  • Perform potency assays with live bacterial and viral challenges such as Leptospira and Rabies.

  • Maintains laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment

  • Prepare reagents and materials

  • Calculates results

  • Communicates schedule, test status and concerns

  • Write Laboratory Investigations, as needed.

  • Review test sheets for completeness.

  • Revise a Pre-existing Standard Methods and SOPs

  • Trains others on methods & procedures


  • In house reagent replacement / validation

  • Coordinate projects with supervision

  • Coordination of projects within group

  • Writes reports and summaries

  • Is called upon by other groups in QC for collaboration or SME

  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles and techniques. Performs work following applicable methods and procedures with moderate supervision. Good understanding of operations in immediate area and basic understanding of applicable regulatory requirements. Makes routine decisions within the scope of responsibilities with guidance. Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, concise and appropriate manner. Documents results and data clearly and accurately. Effectively interacts with co-workers and others as needed. Demonstrates teamwork within own group and other internal groups.

  • Management & Economic Magnitude: This is an individual contributor role. No leadership experience required. Recognizes and solves non-standard problems that can occur in own work unit. May participate in large project(s). Interfaces with other QC lab and quality personnel, production.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Information /data summarized in concise format

  • Demonstrates creativity and contributes original suggestions

  • Troubleshoot / Problem solving beyond method defined action

  • Locate answers from other areas / consult with other areas

  • Seeks development opportunities

  • Use of Word and Excel, QC data management (LIMS), software, and Regulus document systems.

Additional Information:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally

  • Frequent periods of sitting, walking, and standing

  • Occasionally must climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend or stoop, crouch or squat

  • Occasional low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping or pinching required

  • Writing and use of a computer keyboard frequently

  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment1. Physical Demands / Surroundings

  • Works in a lab and office setting. The individual may be required to enter production support areas as well as sterile filling rooms.

Visual Demands:

  • Must be able to read and see clearly. Vision clarity with or without correction to read handwritten as well as computer generated documents.

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Sr Technician-Bio QC

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a relevant scientific discipline preferred, or equivalent in lesser degree and/or experience.

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.


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