Associate Scientist (JP4588)

Location: Cambridge, MA
Date Posted: 08-09-2018
Job Title:  Associate Scientist (JP4588)
Location: Cambridge, MA. 02138
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Effector Function & Characterization
Duration: 3 years
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for an Associate Scientist with 3-5 years’ experience in ELISA assays and other analytical testing methods for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
A temporary position is open within the Amgen Biological Relevance and Characterization group in Process Development, Cambridge, MA.  We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to perform analytical testing in support of advancing novel large molecule products in Amgen’s pipeline. The initial duration of the contract is 3 years. This individual will perform immunoassays and other analytical tests to measure process-related impurities in samples undergoing purification process development and communicate results to internal clients. Job responsibilities include sample testing, method execution, operation of TECAN, troubleshooting, data analysis, documentation of results, and report writing.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • qPCR
  • Proficiency in electronic systems i.e. MS Excel
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Perform routine analytical testing measuring host cell DNA in process development samples.
  • Analyze data and record in electronic notebooks.
  • Communicate results to clients and other team members.
  • Possible opportunity to cross-train within the group on Immunoassays
  • First 30 days: training on established lab protocols as well as electronic systems such as HELEE and PD-LIMS.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience with ELISA assays is required.
  • Education for this position would typically include a M.S. or B.S. with several years of work experience in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with method development, method qualification, TECAN, electronic notebook, and cGMP requirements are desired.
  • Prior experience with Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a plus.
  • Candidate should be highly organized and motivated, have strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to multi-task, and collaborate and work in teams.
Why This Position Is Open:
Backfill for temporary worker who was converted to permanent. Candidate will back fill the that worker responsibilities.
Employee Value Proposition:
Amgen is a dynamic company. This is a lot of opportunity to get cross trained within the group. Lots of interaction with other groups at Amgen. This role would provide tremendous growth to whomever is hired.
Red Flags:
Lack of lab experience.
Interview process:
Phone screen followed by face-to-face interview.
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