Vmrd, inc
  • Pullman, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 401k, and more

Job Title: Production Scientist                   

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Pullman, WA



The Production Scientist takes the lead role in VMRD product manufacturing.  The extensive technical knowledge and experience required for this position serves as a resource for colleagues and managers alike.  Good work and study habits, keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and mentoring abilities are essential for success in this position.  As a senior-level technical position, this role presents an excellent opportunity to share the benefits of experience with team members and to play an integral part in the success of VMRD's manufacturing organization as a whole.



  • ELISA kit production (plate coating, optimization)
  • Cell culture, virus culture, bacterial culture, culture of microorganisms
  • Protein purification:  Salt precipitation, ion exchange chromatography, size restriction, affinity matrix
  • Protein evaluation: BCA quantitation, spectrophotometric analysis
  • Protein conjugation:  HRP, FITC
  • Making buffers, sterile filtration, making dilutions, making pools, making aliquots
  • Running and interpreting assays:  IFA, AGID, ELISA, RID
  • In-process quality control and monitoring
  • Packaging and labeling product
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of work performed
  • Calibrating, operating and maintaining equipment
  • Developing and updating SOPs as needed
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Troubleshooting and identifying areas for process improvement
  • Adhering to internal policies and regulatory guidelines
  • Mentoring Production Assistants and Production Scientists
  • Working with R&D to transfer new technology
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills

  • Excellent understanding of scientific principles
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Excellent observation skills and the ability to pay attention to details
  • Desire to function as part of a team (listening, collaborating and contributing)
  • Respectful to coworkers, superiors, customers and vendors
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Good information technology skills (MS Office and pertinent laboratory software)
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment


Desired Qualifications                                                                                                

  • BS in biological science field; advanced degree preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

About VMRD

VMRD was founded in 1981 by D. Scott Adams, DVM, PhD, and currently employs over 50 researchers, lab technicians and support personnel.  From its site in Pullman, Washington VMRD develops and manufactures veterinary diagnostic test kits and related reagents for distribution in more than 77 countries. VMRD's services division, ABR, performs specialized testing of raw materials, cells and seeds for the presence of adventitious agents according to various regulatory guidelines for the global veterinary and pharmaceutical industries.  As a growing company, VMRD strives to preserve its family focused culture and core values of integrity and quality.  Its mission to provide high quality products, services and support for customers and a harmonious and rewarding work environment for employees reflects and enforces the company's market reputation for delivering best in class products and services with a uniquely personal touch.  As a result of this clear focus, VMRD has a global impact on improvements in animal welfare through the diagnostic laboratories, animal producers, veterinary vaccine manufacturers, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and veterinarians who use its products and services

VMRD's corporate offices overlook the rolling farmlands of the Palouse region in a family-friendly town renowned for having one of the top 100 public school systems in the United States.  Come join our family centric culture and enjoy a higher quality of life including country space, freedom from traffic, proximity to two land grant universities, easy access to Seattle or Spokane for urban getaways and plenty of recreational opportunities in nearby rivers, mountains and forests.

VMRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.


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