ALTHEA Opportunities!



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Your work directly impacts countless patients, while building a career for the future

Now is an exciting time to join Ajinomoto Althea.  This is your opportunity to join a best practices organization and leading CMO, voted one of the 100 fastest growing private companies (SDBG) for 5 consecutive years. We possess and are known for our strong track record in quality, superior service and providing employee development opportunities spanning the spectrum.
We are experiencing major growth (75%+ since January 2016) and expansion.  We have added an entirely new 2nd shift so we can keep up with this growth.  Ajinomoto Althea is headed by leadership whose diverse and successful backgrounds continue a reputation which has stood the test of time.  We continually seek top talent in individuals who share our values and mission to make a lasting difference to countless patients for years to come.  Our work atmosphere is fast paced, stimulating and customer focused. Employees take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  We are a leading expert in aseptic filling of drug product in vials and syringes, and our focused expertise and capabilities make us one of the industry’s top leaders for cGMP microbial fermentation of recombinant proteins and plasmid DNA.  In conjunction with these manufacturing operations, Althea offers comprehensive development services including: upstream and downstream process development, complex formulations, lyophilization cycle, analytical development, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing.

Our talented team works with our clients to advance their innovative product pipelines.  We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that fosters personal and professional growth.

Sr. QC Assistant – Chemistry


As Sr. QC Assistant – Chemistry, 2nd Shift (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm, M-F), you will utilize your chemistry/QC talents and outstanding attention to detail to conduct analysis of raw materials, in-process and final product (adhering to cGMP requirements and SOPs) under moderate supervision.  This is your opportunity to join a talented QC chemistry team and learn from their expertise, while partnering with them to develop and augment your skills.  May work on other projects, as necessary.

As part of our training process, we need you to be flexible to work 1st shift (days) for the first 6 months.


  • Conduct analysis and sample testing, while having the opportunity to be able to focus in a more specialized QC area.
  • Perform varied and multiple assays.  Release testing assays for in-process, final product, raw materials and other       sampling.
  • Compile data for documentation of test procedures.
  • Responsible for standardization and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Responsible for data and accurate documentation within compliance specifications and reporting on abnormalities discovered.  Review batch records and product specifications as required.
  • Maintain lab area including routine cleaning of benches, biosafety cabinets, shelving and floors.  Collect and dispose of lab wastes.
  • Assist in the transfer, qualification and validation of new testing methods, along with IQ/OQ/PQ of new instruments, with guidance from supervisor.
  • Participate in revising and writing of SOPs and qualification protocols.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Embodies Althea’s cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in a laboratory or quality control.
  • Ability to perform testing in a highly accurate and reproducible manner.
  • Familiarity with cGMP, manufacturing, machine operations, troubleshooting, and data entry.
  • Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed directions in a laboratory environment.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.


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Or visit our website at and click on the “Careers” section.  Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

We currently have approximately 30 other openings.



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