Senior Associate Scientist (JP4337)

Location: Thousand Oaks, ca
Date Posted: 06-28-2018
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist (JP4337)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Pivotal PACE
Duration: 31 months (likely extensions)
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist with hands-on analytical laboratory skills and 1 - 3 years’ experience in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and (gas chromatography (GC) for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
This is an onsite, lab-based role.  The ideal candidate will have a MS in chemistry and experience with synthetic process support, synthetic separation in small molecule and impurities and synthetic chemistry support.
Candidate is needed to:
  • Perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision.
  • With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision.
  • Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data.
  • Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary.
  • Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review.
  • Engages coworkers in scientific discussions.
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group.
  • Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data.
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques.
  • Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties.
  • Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents.
  • Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees.
  • May train staff and/or supervise others.
  • Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task.
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Strong hands-on analytical laboratory skills.
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
  • Gas chromatography (GC).
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Execute HPLC and GC analysis and conduct data analysis using Empower software.
  • Prepare standard and samples for HPLC and GC analysis for synthetic molecule related samples.
  • Document experiment conducted in a timely manner in electronic notebook system.
  • Troubleshoot basic HPLC and GC instrument issues and maintain instruments.
  • Interact with analytical and chemistry team members for synthetic product process development.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree in Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry.
  • Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment.
Why This Position Is Open:
Coverage for partners leave of absence.
Employee Value Proposition:
Candidate will gain experience supporting drug developments, pivotal phase of drug development. Experience and opportunity to try a variety of technical techniques.
Interview process:
  • Phone followed by in-person interviews.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to
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 You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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