Associate Scientist – Biopharma (JP4242)

Location: Thousand Oaks, Ca
Date Posted: 05-14-2018
Job Title:  Associate Scientist – Biopharma (JP4242)
Location: Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extension(s)
Business Unit: PKDM ATO Bioanalytical Sciences
3Key Consulting is looking for an Associate Scientist for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA
Job Summary
To perform bioanalytical experiments, organize data and analyze results, including planning and running LC-MS bioanalysis, participating in method development, method validations, and preparing and analyzing biological samples for both non-GxP discovery support and GxP regulated studies. To develop solutions to technical problems for non-GxP discovery support and GLP/GCP bioanalytical methods with supervision. To document and communicate results. To follow detailed SOPs and other written procedures when performing experiments. To participate in departmental initiatives and process improvements, e.g. for safety or efficient processing of samples. Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments.

Skills: degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry ; experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment.
Must have Skills:
  • Experience of quantitative laboratory analysis, preferably including preparation and analysis of biological samples.
  • Experience of chromatographic, preferably including LC-MS.
  • Good inter-personal skills, high attention to detail, and good verbal and written communications skills.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Follows established procedures with moderate supervision to develop and apply novel highly sensitive LC-MS bioanalytical methods to analyze small molecule, peptide and large molecule therapeutics in animal and human biofluids and tissues.
  • Conducts bioanalytical experiments, analyzes data and prepares experimental records
  • Works in accordance with organization and department compliance, safety and quality requirements and SOPs.
  • Reads and comprehends relevant procedures and scientific literature.
  • Assists in the planning and performing laboratory experiments.
  • Organizes and communicates information to supervisor.
  • Follows directions and seeks advice when issues are encountered.
  • Participates in group, department and team activities, meetings, training activities and seminars.
  • Clearly and completely documents results in compliance with departmental/corporate policies (e.g. Lab Notebook Procedures).
  • Effectively uses standard computer software programs (Microsoft Office, etc.) and learns use of scientific programs such as ELN and LIMS systems. Learns to effectively use LC-MS instrumentation and control software.
  • Uses standard laboratory equipment (i.e., fume hoods, balances, pipettes, mixers etc.).
  • Assists in preparation of reports, presentations and SOPs.
Employee Value Proposition:
Learn LC-MS techniques at a leading biotech company using state of the art equipment to further discovery and early development programs at Amgen. Will work on small molecule, peptide and large molecule work. Opportunity to get experience with a world class research-based group working on a high level of science.
Interview Process:  30 min telephone screen, then in person interview, within 1-2 weeks
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3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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