Sr Associate Scientist (JP4906)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
Job Title: Sr Associate Scientist (JP4906)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 24 months with likely extensions
  
3Key Consulting is looking for a Sr Associate Scientist for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.
 
Job Summary:
 
Senior Associate Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Independently design and execute studies to characterize Drug Product formulations and processes to deliver robust products. 
  • Conduct related studies, such as ultrafiltration/diafiltration (UF/DF), filtration, freeze/thaw, filling, and material compatibility, for products in various formulations and formats (liquid, lyophilized, pre-filled syringes, etc.) 
  • Conduct analytical testing of samples, such as measurement of pH, conductivity, osmolality, protein concentration, SEC, CEX, particle concentration, visual appearance. 
  • Independently design and execute experiments in order to characterize and enable implementation of new capabilities that advance state-of-the art automation, high throughput screening, formulation, filling, and analytical technologies 
  • Apply fundamental scientific (biochemistry, biophysics, statistics, etc.) and engineering principles to resolve issues and evaluate effects of process improvements, equipment, scale, and raw materials 
  • Serve as single point of contact and subject matter expert (SME) on complex capabilities. Enable walk-up utilization and own business process: 
    o Write and own SOPs/methods/manuals 
    o Provide equipment and assay training 
    o Manage interface with project teams for successful execution of studies 
    o Maintain equipment procedures, user log books, scheduling, metrics, training, etc. 
  • Conduct analysis of data generated from any of the above listed activities, including statistical analysis using SAS, JMP etc., and effectively communicate results 
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, work with Lab Ops, Asset Management, Facilities and vendors to repair 
  • Author/review technical documents, such as technical protocols, technical assessments, technical reports, regulatory documents 
  • Assist/coordinate new equipment procurement and installation 
  • Perform tasks related to safety and compliance initiatives in the lab; inspections and resolution of observations 
  • Manage inventory levels of commonly used lab supplies and chemicals 
  • As needed, participate in initiatives, such as integration of Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) and lab instruments to streamline and enhance data collection
 
Basic Qualifications: 
• B.S. with 2-5 years experience, M.S. with 0-3 years experience, with degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, or related degree with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or vaccine background. Biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Strong scientific skills relevant to Drug Product development 
• Display critical thinking, problem solving and independent research skills 
• Good computer and organizational skills with strong attention to detail 
• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies 
• Ability to elevate relevant issues to project lead and line-management 
• Excellent communication (oral and written) 
• Excellent project management skills including the ability to manage project resource requirements (material, manpower, time, etc.) 
• Self motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude 
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners 
• Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and work effectively in a fast-paced, highly matrixed team environment 
• Team leadership and supervision skills 
• Experience working with GMP systems 
• Experience in process development for Phase I – III biologics 

Top Must have Skill Sets
• B.S. with 2-5 years experience, M.S. with 0-3 years experience, with degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, or related degree with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or vaccine background. Biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
• Strong scientific skills relevant to Drug Product development (preference)
• Good computer and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
 
Employee Value Proposition: This person would have the ability to understand how drug product development. This is in a next gen facility (robotics and automation). These skills are highly translatable to other opportunities.        
 
Red Flags:
Frequent job changes. Difficulty working in teams
 
Interview Process: We would expect to conduct at least 1 phone interview and then 1 in-person interview onsite. We could begin conducting interviews on 11/6/18
 
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 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.**No Third-party Vendors Please**
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Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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