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Lumen Bioscience

1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103

Open Position:  Quality Assurance / Quality Control Assistant

STATUS:               Full-time, regular


TARGET START:    Immediately

Position Summary

Lumen is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Quality Assurance/Quality Control Assistant.


The QA/QC Assistant is responsible for helping to handle tasks associated with maintaining a quality management system, including conducting cGMP facility walkthroughs, auditing documentation compliance, and maintaining production records.

This position requires working under the FSSC 22000 standard and food-grade cGMP quality system processes.


The key duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Conduct facility and operations walkthroughs, observations, and process audits to ensure compliance with the company’s food safety and quality system processes

  • Maintain accurate records of activities

  • Review process documentation and contribute to continuous improvements in safety, quality, and efficiency

  • Conduct laboratory quality control testing

  • Assist with preparation and execution of internal and 3rd party audits and other reviews

Qualifications & Requirements


Experience and education

  • 2-4 years of work experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control in a regulated (GMP or GLP) organization


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in science, ideally in food science, microbiology, or related


The successful application will have the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of relevant cGMP, ISO 9001, and FSSC 22000 requirements for document control and quality records

  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with strong technical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to multitask

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with others in a dynamic team environment

  • Capable of supporting multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment

  • Adaptability, flexibility, independence and resourcefulness to thrive in a fast-paced, small-company

  • environment

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Sharepoint.

  • High integrity and ethics

  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results

Physical Requirements

  • Sit for extended periods of time (2 or more hours)

  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg

Application Instructions


​Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@lumenbioscience.com with the position title in the subject title.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

About Lumen

Based in Seattle, Washington, Lumen Bioscience has developed proprietary technologies for synthesizing high- value biologics products in a novel platform organism. Lumen completed its Series A financing in late 2017 and is using these technologies to produce new solutions for long-standing problems in healthcare and nutrition. The Lumen team works out of a beautiful lab and office facility in Fremont, a picturesque neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. At Lumen, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally.

Lumen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lumen values its relationships with recruitment partners and will only accept resumes from those partners that have been contracted by a member of the human resources team. Lumen is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Lumen who is not a member of the human resources team.

Created CB 05/02/19