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QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST: Keeping The Lab Running

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Clark is a Quality Control Analyst for a biotech company in the Bay Area. Clark explains his day to day activities, his educational path and the reality of getting a job with his degree after college.

School: University of California Santa Cruz
Degree: Biochemistry - Molecular Biology
Job Title: Quality Control Analyst
Employer: Quintara Biosciences

Job Summary: Biological Technicians

Job Description

Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

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$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
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Full-time
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Home, Physically demanding, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Teamwork, Written communication skills

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m='14250'>and</span> <span m='14430'>technical</span> <span m='14850'>support,</span> <span m='16290'>and</span> <span m='17200'>just</span> <span m='17480'>various</span> <span m='17840'>other</span> <span m='18030'>tasks</span> <span m='18520'>to</span> <span m='18630'>keep</span> <span m='18830'>the lab</span> <span m='19290'>running,</span> <span m='19380'>like</span> <span m='20730'>procurement</span> <span m='22150'>and</span> <span m='22570'>inventory</span> <span m='22960'>management.</span> <span m='26090'>Customer</span> <span m='26510'>service</span> <span m='27730'>and</span> <span m='27940'>technical</span> <span m='28350'>support</span> <span m='28950'>means</span> <span m='29380'>I</span> <span m='29470'>mostly</span> <span m='31620'>answer</span> <span m='31920'>technical</span> <span m='32439'>questions.</span> <span m='33340'>I try</span> <span m='33540'>to</span> <span m='33700'>figure</span> <span m='34030'>out</span> <span m='34120'>what</span> <span m='34290'>went</span> <span m='34470'>wrong</span> <span m='37000'>with</span> <span m='37350'>samples</span> <span m='37790'>the</span> <span m='37870'>customers</span> <span m='38230'>send</span> <span m='38510'>in,</span> <span m='39990'>determine</span> <span m='40430'>a</span> <span m='40790'>course</span> <span m='41070'>of</span> <span m='41170'>action</span> <span m='41430'>to</span> <span m='41520'>take,</span> <span m='41800'>and</span> <span m='42310'>take</span> <span m='42540'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='45420'>Also,</span> <span m='45840'>I'll</span> <span m='46850'>answer</span> <span m='47150'>the</span> <span m='47240'>phone</span> <span m='47690'>or</span> <span m='47900'>answer</span> <span m='48500'>emails</span> <span m='51590'>with</span> <span m='52400'>questions</span> <span m='52840'>about</span> <span m='53140'>just</span> <span m='53370'>any</span> <span m='53550'>aspect</span> <span m='53960'>of</span> <span m='54010'>the</span> <span m='54090'>company,</span> <span m='55910'>pricing,</span> <span m='58430'>questions</span> <span m='58850'>related</span> <span m='59270'>to</span> <span m='59570'>how</span> <span m='59740'>to</span> <span m='59810'>get</span> <span m='59970'>samples</span> <span m='60370'>here,</span> <span m='64700'>basically,</span> <span m='65069'>anything</span> <span m='65364'>of that</span> <span m='65660'>nature.</span> <span m='66080'>I</span> <span m='66420'>majored</span> <span m='66870'>in</span> <span m='67020'>Biochemistry</span> <span m='68010'>and</span> <span m='68190'>Molecular</span> <span m='68630'>Biology</span> <span m='69005'>at</span> <span m='69380'>UC</span> <span m='69610'>Santa</span> <span m='69900'>Cruz.</span> <span m='70750'>I</span> <span m='70830'>graduated</span> <span m='71630'>in</span> <span m='71890'>2013</span> <span m='74215'>with</span> <span m='74640'>that</span> <span m='74950'>major,</span> <span m='78800'>and</span> <span m='79300'>came</span> <span 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m='127070'>an</span> <span m='127160'>easier</span> <span m='127390'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='129830'>That</span> <span m='130039'>said,</span> <span m='130440'>I'm</span> <span m='130770'>glad</span> <span m='131100'>I'm</span> <span m='131380'>studied</span> <span m='131480'>biology.</span> <span m='131860'>It's</span> <span m='132030'>very</span> <span m='132250'>interest</span> <span m='133200'>field,</span> <span m='133510'>and</span> <span m='133820'>it</span> <span m='133940'>teaches</span> <span m='134220'>you</span> <span m='135372'>a lot</span> <span m='135800'>of</span> <span m='135910'>interesting</span> <span m='136330'>things</span> <span m='136780'>about</span> <span m='137630'>life.</span> <span m='138000'>Takes</span> <span m='138290'>the</span> <span m='138460'>magic</span> <span m='138840'>out of it,</span> <span m='139140'>which is a</span> <span m='139600'>good</span> <span m='139780'>thing.</span> </p>","file":{"id":577005,"video_id":"","name":"2930-Clark - 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