Senior Associate Scientist - Biotech (JP5205)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 01-10-2019
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist - Biotech (JP5205)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Pre-Pivotal Rapid Analytics and LMRT - LC/CE Group
Duration: 1+ years (likely extensions)
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Associate with degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline and experience working with large molecures/proteins for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
If you have a BS or MS degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline, experience with larger molecules/proteins and have experience performing testing, data review, HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange), Glycan Mapping and HILIC (hydrophilic interaction), CE (capillary electrophoresis), and Reduced CE and Non-Reduced CE, then you would be a perfect match. 
Candidate must have strong communication skills, work in fast paced environment and be able to multi task, and be able to work well with team. In this role, you will:
  • Perform testing and data review for HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange), Glycan Mapping and HILIC (hydrophilic interaction), CE (capillary electrophoresis), Reduced CE and Non-Reduced CE.
  • Operate high-throughput, robotics sample handling and/or auto-sampler systems to manage samples through purification and testing.
  • Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of client staff, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Generate complete accurate and concise documentation and reports using electronic systems and electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures.
  • 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:
  • Appropriate Education.
  • Team behavior.
  • Quick learner.
  • Experience with larger molecule, protein related.
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Perform analytical assays per company procedure.
  • Document experimental data and write reports if needed.
  • Follow company's safety and regulatory requirements.
Basic Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.
Preferred Qualifications:
Proficient executing analytical test methods in one or more of the following areas:
  • HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, ATOLL purification using TECAN robot and plate reader, CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange) HILIC (hydrophilic interaction) testing and Glycan Mapping.
  • Familiarity with Chromeleon, EMPOWER, and 32 Karat software is a plus.
  • Knowledge with Mass Spectrometry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations, compliance issues and/or scientific discovery.
  • Strong computer and scientific skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and instrumentation related to analytical testing.
  • Strong organizational, communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to address client questions independently with sound scientific judgments on the work they reported to the clients.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, multi-task and handle a fast-pace, dynamic work environment with a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate independence and produce quality results under minimal direction.
  • Ability to engage coworkers in scientific discussions, communicates data and interpretation to work group.
Why This Position Is Open:
Supplement additional workload on team.
Employee Value Proposition:
Our group works in a high visibility environment with high profile projects. We have the opportunity to work with many different internal and external groups associated with Amgen such as: operations, manufacturing, universities, vendors etc. This worker will also gain the benefit of working for Amgen- a world leader in human therapeutics
Red Flags:
  • Past behavior issues.
  • Poor communication skills.
  • Lack of qualification in education and in related working experience.
Interview process:
Phone followed by in-person interview.
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.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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