Senior Associate Scientist (JP4781)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 09-27-2018
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist (JP4781)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Pre-Pivotal Rapid Analytics and LMRT - LC/CE Group
Duration: 12 months with possible extension
Rate: $24-28/Hr
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for an entry level Associate Scientist with strong knowledge  of  Analytical Chemistry,  Chromatography HPLC/UHPLC, and  Bachelor degree in related field, for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
Under general supervision, this position will perform routine procedures and testing in support of the LC-CE group (liquid chromatographic analysis using UHPLC/HPLC and capillary electrophoresis using Beckman CE instruments).
This position will be responsible for one or more of the following activities in a GMP environment following Amgen’s phase appropriate GMP procedures:

- Performing routine laboratory procedures
- Routine analytical testing - Documenting, computing, compiling, interpreting and entering data
- Maintaining and operating specialized equipment
- Initiating and / or implementing changes in controlled documents.

Must learn and comply with safety guidelines and cGMPs/CFRs, which includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems and laboratory logbooks.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Execution of HPLC, UHPLC, and CE experiments for routine analytical testing of bio-therapeutic proteins following cGMP requirements and internal phase appropriate GMP procedures
2. Document, analyze, and report results following GDP and GMP requirements
3. Transfer and qualify analytical methods under guidance of a senior member of the Attribute Sciences team.
4. Author, review, and data verify technical documents and standard operation procedures.

The ideal candidate would possess:
• Strong analytical lab skills and technical knowledge of proteins and peptides
• Strong organization skills and acute attention to details
• Proficient using HPLC and UHPLC. Experience with capillary electrophoresis is a plus
• Familiarity with GxP regulations, experience with EMPOWER, LIMS (laboratory information management systems), and 32 Karat software is a plus
• Ability to follow established protocols and procedures, and ability to develop new or revise existing protocols and procedures as needed
• Strong computer and scientific skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
Understand Analytical Chemistry
Knowledge of Chromatography HPLC/UHPLC
Must have minimum education - Bachelor degree
Employee Value Proposition:
This position has opportunities to learn early phase GMP activities in the regulated laboratory. It will have opportunity to learn analytical techniques to characterize protein or protein related bio-logics. Learn HPLC and capilaryelectrophorisis techniques.

Red Flags:
Not team oriented. Not detail oriented.

Interview process:
One on-site interview to hire. Able to begin interviewing October 5th all day availability.
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.
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