Senior Associate Scientist (JP4849)

Location: Thousand Oaks, ca
Date Posted: 10-15-2018
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist (JP4849)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: System Analytics
Duration: 6+ months (likely extensions)
 
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist with 1 -2 years’ experience in a laboratory (methods, preparation of buffers, handling and dispensing chemicals, and operation of lab equipment) for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
Candidates with a minimum 1-2 years of lab experience, and at least a Bachelors, targeting Chemical Engineering or Chemistry need only apply.  S/he will perform the following functions:
 
  • Design and perform planned experiments for developing large-scale processes.
  • Help develop new methods, apparatus and procedures for bench-scale characterization work and scale-up.
  • Write technical reports, assessments, and procedures.
  • Use characterization data to develop key operating parameters (KOPs), testing requirements and acceptance criteria for new product launches.
  • Work with Quality, Engineering and Process Development to implement Validation requirements at full scale.elp write technical papers for internal and external publication.
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Laboratory equipment experience including lab methods, handling and dispensing chemicals, preparing buffers and operation of common lab equipment, such as pH and conductivity meters.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of scientific principles, methodologies (spectra-photometer, electrophoresis) and practices.
  • Experiment planning and communication.
  • Good Laboratory practices (GLP).
 
Day to Day Responsibilities
Plan and perform the laboratory experiments based on the customer requirements and following the study procedures, updating the documents/reports
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • This person must haven minimum 1-2 years of lab experience.
  • Minimum education: Bachelors, targeting Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
  • Good knowledge of scientific principles, methodologies and practices.
  • Lab methods, including handling and dispensing chemicals, preparing buffers and operation of common lab equipment, such as pH and conductivity meters.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Design and execution of bench-scale experiments.
  • Analytical methods: TOC, protein assays, gel electrophoresis, spectroscopic methods.
  • Characterization and validation of processes for biologicals
 
Why This Position Is Open:
This person will cover additional workload.
 
Employee Value Proposition:
This is a unique role, not a group normally existent in other companies. Characterizing every product for screen-ability and cross contamination of next product. Opportunity to make an impact across the Amgen network with new cleaning cycles development.
 
Red Flags:
  • No Prior lab experience.
  • No experience with laboratory instruments and equipment (pipette, spectrophotometer etc.).
 
Interview process:
Phone followed by in-person interview.
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  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 www.3keyconsulting.com. You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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