Senior Associate Scientist (JP4960)

Location: Thousand Oaks, ca
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist (JP4960)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Pivotal Pace
Duration: 3 years (likely extensions)
 
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist with 2+ years’ experience in mass spectrometry, HPLC and rCE-SDS assays for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
The ideal candidate must have minimum 2 years’ experience in mass spectrometry, HPLC based assays nr, and rCE-SDS assays.  Candidate must work independently on troubleshooting assay problems without much assistance.  Candidate must be able to adapt to varying work-loads and work well in team settings.
  • Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of client staff, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Perform testing and data review for HPLC/UHPLC (high and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography), IEX (ion exchange), SEC (size-exclusion chromatography), CE (capillary electrophoresis), glycan mapping, peptide mapping, and mass spectrometry.
  • Execute method development and qualification studies as well as protein characterization experiments with guidance from senior staff members.
  • Demonstrate independence and ability to produce quality results under minimal direction.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebooks.
  • High energy individual who can multi-task and handle a fast-pace, dynamic work environment.
  • Operate specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts.
  • Strive to achieve excellent client service.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems and laboratory log books.
  • Interact with multiple functional areas in a highly matrixed-team environment, which may include Manufacturing, Process Development, IS, Facilities, Engineering, and Quality Control.
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Mass spectrometry skill/experience.
  • Experience with HPLC based assays nr rCE-SDS assays.
  • Work independently on troubleshooting assay problems without much assistance.
  • Be able to adapt to varying workloads and work well in team settings.
 
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • To support purity assays on many of Amgen's pivotal programs.
  • Report on results to clients in a timely manner.
  • Be able to communicate with clients in an clear and effective manner to explain their data.
 
Basic Qualifications:
• B.S. or M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.
• 1-3 years’ experience performing analytical testing
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience executing analytical test methods in one or more of the following areas:
  • HPLC/UHPLC (high and ultra high performance liquid chromatography), IEX (ion exchange chromatography), SEC (size exclusion chromatography), CE (capillary electrophoresis), glycan mapping, peptide mapping, and mass spectrometry.
  • Understanding and application of principles, concepts, theories and standards of GMP QC microbiology laboratories and deepens technical knowledge through exposure and continuous learning.
  • Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations, compliance issues and/or scientific discovery.
  • Practical experience with protein chemistry, theoretical knowledge of protein chemistry.
  • Experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and instrumentation related to analytical testing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Ability to address client questions independently with sound scientific judgements on the work they reported to the clients.
 
Why This Position Is Open:
Supplement additional workload on team and support the master development and qualification CPD -commercial product development.
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
 
Red Flags:
  • No Mass spectrometry skill/experience.
  • Previous short-term work history.
  • Person who does not stay on a job past 6 months
 
Interview process:
Phone followed by in-person interview.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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