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Associate Scientist (JP7683)

Thousand Oaks, ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Associate Scientist (JP7683)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA    
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 18 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 23 September 2020
Note: Working on site 50/75% of the time during COVID-19
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Summary:
  • Test samples using analytical tools, such CE-SDS, cIEF, SDS-PAGE; and purification techniques such as Protein A purification.
  • Adhere to client’s RA TAT for samples results.
  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Complete and review accurate electronic laboratory records in a timely fashion.
  • Work with development team to implement methods, analyze and interpret data.
  • Generate written reports as needed.
  • Communicate project updates as appropriate.
  • Solve technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting.
  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings.
  • Interact with clients for data and project demands.
  • Maintain instruments and follow lab’s general procedures.
  • Possess good technical analytical techniques for CE analysis.
  • Experience with automation and software for use in high throughput lab setting such as TECAN.
  • Proficient using data analyses software, such as Chromeleon, Empower, and 32 Karat.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, a positive attitude and proactive mindset.
  • To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision.
  • With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Follow safety protocols.
  • Run samples/execute assays within allotted period.
  • Do data analyses and report results.
  • Write/maintain lab notebooks within general SOP guidance.
  • Clean/maintain lab areas/instruments.
  • Work/interact with manager, colleagues, different teams, and clients.
  • Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision
  • Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data
  • Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary;
  • Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review.
  • Engages coworkers in scientific discussions.
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group.
  • Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data.
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques.
  • Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties.
  • Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents.
  • Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees.
  • May train staff and/or supervise others.
  • Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task.
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments.
Skills:  Bachelors Degree/Masters Degree - degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry ; experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment.

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Scientific technical skills (laboratory techniques, LC) (2+ years of experience).
  • Computer skills (Empower, Chromeleon, 32 Karat - Sciex PA 800 Plus) (2+ years of experience).
  • Instrumentation experience (Sciex/CE-SDS) (2+ years of experience)..
  • Soft skills-people oriented, time management
Employee Value Proposition:
working at a great biotech/pharma company, growing their skill set.
Red Flags:
1) Lack of or incomplete education
2) Conflict with management and peers
Interview Process:
Phone-webex/skype interview
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.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team

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