Associate Laboratory Support Technician (JP4650)

Location: Thousand Oaks, ca
Date Posted: 08-27-2018
Job Title:  Associate Laboratory Support Technician (JP4650)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Pilot Plant
Duration: 3 years
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for an Associate Laboratory Support Technician with 1+ years’ experience in chromatography, biotech process development or manufacturing in a pilot or large-scale environment for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
The Associate Laboratory Support Technician supports the execution of cell culture, harvest and downstream purification process studies using pilot scale equipment including bioreactors, chromatography skids and filtration systems. Routine tasks include:
  • Equipment preparation, operating chromatography and filtration systems, compounding media and buffer solutions, and sampling.
  • Utilizes scientific principles in execution of experiments and analysis of experimental data.
  • Carries out laboratory tasks per plan and procedure in a team environment.
  • Documents data and process information in accordance to good documentation practices.
  • Performs laboratory safety evaluations.
  • Organizes and stocks laboratory supplies.
  • Performs minor equipment maintenance. Executes process/equipment troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily cleaning and sanitization of the laboratory.
  • Performs in-process testing using laboratory analyzers.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Chromatography Experience - At least 1 year of experience preferred.
  • Biotech Process Development or Manufacturing experience.
  • Large Scale processing, buffer prep or media prep experience.
Day to Day Responsibilities
Equipment set up, operating process equipment, buffer/media prep, equipment cleaning, sampling of in-process product pools and sample management in electronic sample management system.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science and one year related experience
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend work.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior hands-on experience in pilot-scale or large-scale cell culture or downstream purification process development or manufacturing operation
  • Experience with automated and computer-controlled biopharmaceutical process equipment
  • Knowledge of process data compilation and analysis
  • Demonstrated equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail
  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and outstanding customer focus Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Why This Position Is Open:
Supplement additional workload on team.
Employee Value Proposition:
Amgen and specifically this team are committed to staff development. This role has prepared staff for future development into:
  • Bench process development.
  • Process engineering.
  • Technology transfer.
  • Clinical and commercial manufacturing.
  • Management.
  • Supply chain and logistics.
  • Plant Engineering.
  • Project management.
Red Flags:
A high-level candidate with a PhD would not fit well in this role.
Interview process:
Interview process will be a phone screen by hiring manager and possibly 1-2 other managers followed by a face-to-face interview with hiring manager and 1-2 other managers
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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