Associate Chemical Engineer – Drug Substance (JP4693)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 09-05-2018
Job Title:  Associate Chemical Engineer – Drug Substance (JP4693)
Location: Thousand Oaks, Ca
Type: Contract with possible hire
Duration: 3 years
Business Unit: Pivotal Synthetic Technologies & Engineering
 
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for an Associate Engineer with chemical engineering background, for a global bio-pharmaceutical company.
 
Job Summary
An Associate Engineer in the Pivotal Drug Substance Department is responsible to be a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team tasked with the development of technology and processes to prepare Amgen’s small molecule API candidates. The successful candidate will apply their skills to a variety of chemical processes and synthetic process development areas. Under limited supervision, the engineer will be involved in crystallization development, reaction engineering, unit operation assessment, and scale-up of synthetic active pharmaceutical ingredients in state-of-the-art facilities. Experience with automation is a plus, as well as experience with computer programming, systems, and/or robotics.


Primary Responsibilities
SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL
• Demonstration of chemical engineering skills, scientific technical skills along with strong problem solving and multitasking skills are required.
• Execution of bench scale experiments applying good laboratory and documentation practices.
• Execution of kilo scale laboratory experimentation under cGMPs.
• Use automation and analytical technologies to aid process design and development.
• Use simulation software for process design and optimization.
• Determines the value of existing and proposed process solutions.
• Ensures safe laboratory practices are followed.

TEAM EXPERIENCE
• Participates in team efforts directed at solving complex issues and advancing development and technology programs.
• Participates in various departmental committees and initiatives.

ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
• Writes technical reports that meet professional standards.
• Develops good oral presentation skills.
• Contributes data for peer-reviewed scientific papers.
• Contributes data for presentations at scientific meetings.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: BS Chemical Engineering

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience with crystallization techniques and operations.
• Demonstrated understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals (thermodynamics, kinetics and reaction engineering, transport phenomena) and their application.
• Familiarity with numerical methods for modelling chemical processes (reactions and separations).
• Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis.
• Familiarity with organic chemistry.
• Demonstrated communication and scientific writing skills.
 
Day to day responsibilities
• Manual operations in a scale up cGMPs facility.
• Run experimental works and collected data in a lab settings.
• Asset ownership and periodic maintenance as necessary.
 
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
• Familiarity with numerical methods for modelling chemical processes (reactions and separations).
• Familiarity with organic chemistry.
• Demonstrated communication and scientific writing skills.
 
Employee Value Proposition:
This position would provide a wide exposure to many different organizations within Amgen. Amgen has a very promising pipeline in the synthetic space. This person will work with some of the best engineers and scientists in the business. Ability to learn highly sought after skills GMP Engineering etc. Good potential to go full time in the future.
 
Red Flags: Degree not from scientific domain
 
Interview Process:
30 min phone screen followed by in person interview with manager and colleagues. Available to interview immediately.
 
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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