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Senior Associate Scientist (JP7838)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Senior Associate Scientist (JP7838)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Onsite Essential)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pivotal AS
Duration: 3 years
Posting Date: 10/23/20
3 Key Consulting is hiring a Senior Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
  • 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 logbooks.
  • Interact with multiple functional areas in a highly matrixed-team environment, which may include Manufacturing, Process Development, IS, Facilities, Engineering, and Quality Control.
Why is the Position Open?
Planned project.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • HPLC experience
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Analytical Method Development experiences
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • To follow the direction of experienced staff in pivotal AS group to plan and execute experiments supporting method development and product characterization.
  • Author technical reports (method development reports, technical assessment).
  • Communicate to team on progress of experiments via meetings (both in person or via Webex or Skype meetings).
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.
Employee Value Proposition:
Working at a great biotech company that directly helps assisting patient's lives.
Red Flags:
  • Cannot communicate well.
  • Jumping from job to job (less than 2 years per job).
Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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