Senior Associate Scientist  (JP4352)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 06-07-2018
Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist  (JP4352)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. or South San Francisco, CA. or Cambridge, CA
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Nonclinical Safety Sciences
Duration:  16+ months (likely extensions)
 
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for role for an Senior Associate Scientist with 5 - 10 years’ experience in nonclinical safety assessments/monitoring or drug development, etc. and 3 years' experience in project/program coordination within a GLP laboratory environment for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
Job location can be either Amgen Thousand Oaks, Amgen South San Francisco, or Amgen Cambridge, MA.
 
The Nonclinical Safety Sciences department at Amgen is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in planning, managing, and monitoring nonclinical GLP and non-GLP studies. A successful candidate will be able to understand and critically evaluate complex study designs and data and will collaborate with scientific and operational team members to ensure coordination of program and study activities. A successful candidate will have the ability to efficiently resolve conflict among competing interests and act independently to solve problems and optimize procedures via critical evaluation of complex issues.
 
Additional responsibilities include tracking of program timelines, review of study protocols and reports, management of problematic issues and implementation of resolution plans involving multiple parties. Effective meeting facilitation/coordination, and study status reporting are expected. The individual will also prepare scientific graphs and presentations, write departmental guidelines and SOPs, and will participate in departmental initiatives. Occasional travel (up to 20% of the time) is required.
 
Top Must-Have
  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences with 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree in life sciences with 5 years of relevant experience (e.g., nonclinical safety assessment, drug development, etc.).
  • Three years of project/program coordinator experience in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to review, analyze and communicate scientific data and results
  • Familiarity with GLP regulations
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences with 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree in life sciences with 5 years of relevant experience (e.g., nonclinical safety assessment, drug development, etc.).
  • Three years of project/program coordinator experience in pharmaceutical industry. Ability to review, analyze and communicate scientific data and results. Familiarity with GLP regulations.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience applying program management principles and skills in a scientific setting.
  • Experience as a study director, monitor or coordinator.
  • Ability to deliver results in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with graphing software, Microsoft Project and Gantt charts.
  • The ideal candidate should possess strong negotiation and influencing skills, be able to adjust to a dynamic and collaborative work environment, lead and embrace change, and possess strong communication skills.
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include tracking of program timelines, review of study protocols and reports, management of problematic issues and implementation of resolution plans involving multiple parties. Effective meeting facilitation/coordination, and study status reporting are expected. The individual will also prepare scientific graphs and presentations and will participate in departmental initiatives.
 
Why This Position Is Open:
To supplement the “Strive for 5” initiative at Amgen
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Highly motivated cohesive group passionate about developing pharmaceutical products. This person will get experience on a wide variety of projects across the Amgen pipeline.
 
Red Flags:
Any candidates lacking relevant experience (e.g., study monitor/study director), GLP experience, pharmaceutical experience
 
Interview process:
Phone interview, followed by an in-person interview
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.
If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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