QC Analyst 2

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients.

Each of our 3 marketed products, both in pharmaceutical and medical device, represent cutting edge technologies for pain management.

We have 700+ employees and have averaged double digit growth year over year for the past 5 years, with $500M in revenue. We are small enough for you to make your mark, and big enough for you to learn and grow!

We have facilities in New Jersey, California and Florida.. Our San Diego, CA campus is a world class manufacturing and R&D facility. We are rapidly growing and have opportunities across all of our sites and functional areas.

Why work with us?
Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people. At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking – a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

The purpose of this position is to carry out assigned laboratory duties which may include sampling, testing, and evaluating analytical data on samples such as raw materials, in-process and final products.  In addition, will also participate in the development and validation of analytical methods.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct laboratory tests in compliance with established internal Standard Test Methods, compendial and vendor/partner supplied methods.
  2. Maintain organized records of tests performed and results obtained following company policies
  3. Assist in performing laboratory investigations. Write investigation report as required.
  4. Maintain a level of technical knowledge and understanding in the assigned areas of responsibility that are consistent with the current scientific requirements of the company.
  5. Understand and comply with all company policies, safety procedures, and SOPs, including cGMPs and cGLPs.
  6. Assist in the preparation of analytical data for internal and external meetings and presentations.
  7. Provide technical assistance and training to other laboratory personnel.
  8. Participate in the transfer of methods to/from the Quality Control department.
  9. Represent functional area in Project Teams, as required.
  10. Write documents for GMP compliance such as standard test methods, validation reports, and SOPs.
  11. Test and release of finished product for US Commercial and Clinical use.
  12. Test and release of finished product for EU Commercial and Clinical use prior to final QP Certification of batches for EU distribution.
  13. Test and release of Raw Materials for US and EU Commercial and Clinical use.


The incumbent works closely with all functional areas in Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Document Control and Regulatory Affairs.


  • 2 years of relevant hands-on laboratory experience.
  • BS degree in scientific discipline from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated computer proficiency, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, graphing, etc.
  2. Good knowledge of cGMPs and laboratory practices.
  3. Proficient in the operation and maintenance of basic laboratory instruments and at least two major ones such as HPLC and GC.
  4. Excellent observation skills and problem solving abilities.
  5. Ability to follow analytical procedures and protocols.
  6. Good laboratory techniques.
  7. Ability to work in a methodical and organized fashion.
  8. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self motivation.
  9. Ability to write in a concise, logical fashion.
  10. Ability to effectively utilize scientific information resources within the assigned area of responsibility.
  11. Ability to work effectively, both independently, and as an integral contributor toward the achievement of project and company goals.
  12. Display a good understanding of the scientific thinking in the design of experimental protocols.
  13. Good observation skills and good problem solving ability.


The base pay range for this role in California is $26.15 per hour to $35.96 per hour. This role is classified as non-exempt and eligible for over-time.

The range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role. The range considers a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: geographic markets, business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience, training, licensure, and certifications.


EEO Statement: Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.
Agency Disclaimer: Pacira Biosciences, Inc. (Hereafter, Pacira) does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies in response to the Pacira Careers page or a Pacira social media post. Pacira will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to unsolicited resumes. Pacira explicitly reserves the right to hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Pacira.